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Healing Hurts: Giving Victims of Religious Trauma a Voice

“Child abuse wrapped in Jesus is still child abuse.” This observation, made by Twitter handle @SweetGeekling, sparked a debate on the influence of religious trauma when parents teach their children about their faith. Cindy Wang Brandt, a popular podcast personality who discusses raising children in faith, expressed concern regarding the […]

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JBU announces new chaplain

Over a year ago, Rod Reed, John Brown University’s previous student chaplain, departed from the university. After much anticipation, JBU has hired Mark Irving as the new chaplain and to join the university in the near future. Stephen Beers, JBU’s Vice President of Student Development, was involved in the hiring […]

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Students Sue Fuller Seminary for LGBTQ+ Discrimination

Fuller Theological Seminary is currently facing a lawsuit and receiving backlash for their conduct from two expelled students, engaged in same-sex marriage. When people hear about Fuller Theological Seminary, some associate it with its academics, its current financial struggles or its conservative, Christian approach to seminary. However, when discovering its […]

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Do churches have a role in justice? Young Christians speak out

Gen Z and Millennial Christians are actively concerned with justice and humanitarian efforts, according to a recent survey from the Barna Group. They are keen to obtain relief for the oppressed, mend the bonds of inequality and desire the elimination of corruption, heralding these values as the core of the […]

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Influencers use Instagram to evangelize, encourage and inspire

Instagram’s influence on an individual’s thoughts and behaviors is sometimes stronger than people would like to admit, but many Christians have taken it upon themselves to use the platform to share their faith and to give hope to others.  In 2018, there were over 100 million daily users and 800 […]

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War on Christmas debates inclusivity and religion

While searching for the best deals and perfect presents, shoppers enter into the annual debate: should you say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”?  The idea of a “war on Christmas” has turned joyful holiday greetings into potentially divisive religious and political statements. Some people, who believe the term “Christmas” implies […]

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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 […]