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Growing celebrity Christian culture sparks criticism

The religious atmosphere of the United States has shifted unexpectedly as celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart and Kanye West have publicly discussed and acted upon their newfound faith. Kanye West, with the release of his new album, “Jesus Is King,” early this month, drew both Christians […]

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Colloquium offers silence and solitude for busy students

For the last 12 years, Tracy Balzer, director of Christian formation, has taught an Honors colloquium that focuses on the study of silence and solitude, specifically within traditional monastic living. The students supplement their classroom learning with a weekend trip to Subiaco Abbey, a home and place of worship for […]

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Children empowered in new World Vision model

A new sponsorship put the power of choice in a child’s hands, thereby creating avenues for empowerment. In September, World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, announced a new sponsorship program called Chosen. For the first time in their 70-year history of conducting relief, development and advocacy activities in its work […]

Submitting to her calling: women seek ministry education
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Submitting to her calling: women seek ministry education

Female ministry students must confront denominational controversies, criticism for their career plan and lack of diversity on campus as they earn their diploma.  These difficulties have especially impacted women of color and women under the age of 35. According to the Association of Theological Schools, female students make up only […]

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Survey sparks debate on God’s role in evolution

When descriptions include God being involved in the evolutionary process, more Christians are likely to accept the scientific basis for the theory of evolution. The percentage of Americans who “reject evolution and express a creationist view” decreases from 31 to 18 percent when they have the option to choose. “God […]

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Supreme Court to decide fate of WWI cross memorial

The Supreme Court seems likely to allow a 40-foot cross honoring fallen World War I soldiers to remain on public property in Maryland. According to the New York Times, the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial was commissioned by the American Legion and built with private money in 1925. It […]

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Religious exemptions in question during outbreaks

With the increase in outbreaks of once-eradicated diseases, medical professionals, religious leaders and everyday individuals are examining the validity of religious exemptions to vaccinations. Cases of measles spiked to 71 individuals, including many children under the age of 10, in Washington, making it “the largest measles outbreak in more than […]

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Biblical Studies Division embraces faith communities

Students eager to learn about various perspectives and worldviews found learning opportunities on and off campus through the Division of Biblical Studies. In the Division of Biblical Studies, students can learn about religious diversity inside the classroom. Intro to Hinduism and Buddhism, which the department offers every spring semester, allows […]