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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 […]

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ARTreach seeks volunteers for children’s ministry

As brightly-colored crayons roll across the table into small energetic hands, children experience the love of Christ through the encouragement of student mentors smiling at their budding masterpieces. ARTreach, a John Brown University CAUSE ministry, invites students to build relationships with the children of Colcord, Oklahoma through art projects, games […]

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‘Jesus High’ impacts college-age counselors and kids

Amidst the smoke, lights and high energy games, campers and counselors alike experience the ever-looming “Jesus High”—a spiritual climax with little to no results. Campers and counselors often lose the sensation of a strengthened relationship with God and fellow Christians once they pack their bags and return to normal life. […]

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Boyette engages faith through genocide awareness

As Ryan Boyette, founder of Nuba Reports, met with two reporters in his home, he heard the sound of a descending plane headed in their direction. “I remember telling the reporters, ‘I think this plane is going to bomb us.’ They were like, ‘No, there’s no way they know where […]