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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 […]

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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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Upperclassmen confront faith crisis at CCCU schools

While students often begin freshman year bright-eyed and ready to grow in their faith, by junior year, many find themselves sitting in the shambles of their former beliefs, according to a new study. The two-part study, published in “Christian Higher Education,” researched the spiritual journeys of 14,000 students at 136 […]

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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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Art and Instagram inspire aesthetically pleasing Bible

A new creative team from California visualized a Bible printed in more than black and white, with pictures, creative fonts and engaging designs to attract younger readers to the Bible. After attempting to read the Bible when he first converted to Christianity, Brian Chung found a less-than engaging Bible with […]

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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 […]

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Aging with grace: faith during the stages of life

As social media has started to give people a glimpse into the highlight reel of other people’s lives and the fear of missing out has seen a steady increase in millennials and Generation Z, another age group has shown an increase of loneliness in recent years. People ages 65 and […]

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Symposium initiates campus interfaith dialogue

Bringing together community leaders from different faith traditions, the 2019 Diversity Symposium, “Evangelicals at the Religious Roundtable,” sought to initiate cross-cultural conversations among student, faculty and staff. The symposium, hosted by John Brown University’s Diversity Committee, Dave Vila, professor of biblical studies and Robert Moore, associate professor of history, featured […]