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Churchgoers lose sight of the Great Commission

Over half of the churchgoers in America are uncertain of the Great Commission, causing concern for many church and missions leaders. A study called “Translating the Great Commission” conducted by Barna Research says that 51 percent of churchgoers are unaware of the Great Commission. Many of those who have heard […]

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Gilson shares thoughts on sexual orientation

Rachel Gilson, a writer, speaker and campus minister, shared her personal journey of reconciling her sexuality and her Christian faith in chapel on Thursday, Jan. 24. In high school, Gilson identified as an atheist and a lesbian. During this time, her perception was that Christians opposed her because of her […]

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Disability ministry seeks community engagement

John Brown University’s newly-created Disability Awareness ministry begins this spring semester by encouraging conversations about stigma, disabilities and support within the student body and community, The Disability Awareness ministry focuses on increasing conversations, engagement and awareness. Ministry leaders Savannah Crittendon, junior business management major, and Jessica Oldenettel, freshman communication major, […]

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DC Comics introduces Jesus as latest superhero

DC Comics is publishing a new comic featuring Jesus Christ as a primary character in March 2019. “Second Coming” by Mark Russell will feature Jesus’s return to Earth to team up with a Superman analogue. According to DC Comics, the storyline will feature “the return of Jesus Christ, as He […]

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Religious diversity increases with new Congress

The 116th Congress includes a record breaking, trend setting group of individuals. In this session of Congress, 131 women now serve, which is more than any other Congress in U.S. history. Additionally, two Muslim women, two Native American women and an agnostic woman are serving, and more individuals in Congress […]

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College students struggle with religious affiliation

In the last 30 years, an increasing number of young adults who grew up in Christian homes and enrolled in college have disengaged with their childhood faith and no longer identify as Christians. College is a time of growth and learning for many young adults. Often, students’ perspectives change as […]

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Virtual reality offers inclusive Christian fellowship

Online churches have been a reality for several years now, and many Christians often wonder if the concept of online churches takes away from the discipline of community. A new phenomenon is on the rise, however, that takes online churches to another level. Virtual reality churches are popping up across […]

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Churches increase involvement in foster care

Following the call of Scripture to care for orphans, the church is increasing its involvement in the foster care system. 25 percent of Protestant or nondenominational church attenders know “someone from their church [who] has been involved in foster care over the past year,” according to LifeWay Research, a research […]

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Romero declared first Latin American saint

Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador from 1977 to 1980, became the first Latin American saint to be canonized by the Catholic church. An outspoken opponent of the nation’s civil war, Romero was assassinated while giving mass in 1980. Pope Francis officiated his canonization ceremony on Oct. 13 at the […]

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Students join Growth Groups in dorm pilot program

Desiring that students strengthen fellowship with their neighbors, Walker Hall and the Student Ministries Leadership Team have forged a new partnership. While campus-wide Growth Groups have been a John Brown University tradition for instilling spiritual growth, a new pilot program focused on tying together social and spiritual aspects seeks to […]