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White Christmas? What About Green Christmas?

As the season of gift-giving and house-decorating approaches, it is easy to be overzealous—overzealous with your spending, your décor (yes, your house can be too decorated) and your waste. According to the Stanford Recycling database, Americans throw away 25% more waste from Thanksgiving to the New Year’s holiday period than […]

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Leveling the playing field for introverts

Your hands feel ice-cold. Your mouth is dry. The question is asked again.  In the silence, your hand slowly rises. Are you sure you can do this? Pushing through your breaking, shaking voice, you spill out an answer, praying that it makes sense. Although the moment lasted maybe 10 seconds, […]

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I’m a chronic apologizer

Hi. I’m a self-diagnosed chronic apologizer, but this time I actually mean it. Today, I’m labeling myself a chronic apologizer. My symptoms are apologizing for everything, doubting everything I do and not really knowing what “sorry” means. However, I have an issue that I really need to ask your forgiveness […]

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Natural vs Organic? How Do You Choose?

How do you choose between yummy natural granola bars and delicious organic granola bars? Without looking at the ingredients, you might be persuaded to grab the natural granola bars because they are cheaper and, well, they are natural. Natural seems to be just as good as organic when you look […]

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The benefits of joining the debate team

Everything we do in life prepares us for something bigger. That is how I would describe my experience with debate. It is a means to an end. A common misconception is that debating means arguing over politics, but, in reality, it is so much more. To debate is to have […]

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The body of Christ: why you need the church

There is a theological trend I see among evangelicals broadly, but more specifically in JBU students. It ranges from students who really don’t go to church at all and just read their Bible, to students who go maybe once a month but place things like sports as a higher priority, […]

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Alternatives to plastic that everyone can use

We easily find to-go cups from our favorite coffee shops, Walmart bags and plastic water bottles littering our college campus. We can also find them in our ocean, landfills and streets. I hear you: paper and plastic are useful and convenient. But my reply is that convenience can no longer […]

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Confronting our history so we can have hope

The room was silent as we gathered to reflect on our trip to Montgomery. We all felt heavy with the enormity of our experience, the burden of having to process it all and nervousness about saying the wrong thing. How do you debrief hundreds of years of American history? How […]

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John MacArthur tells me so

“Go home. There is no case that can be made biblically for a woman preacher. Period, paragraph, end of discussion.” These words shook the western Christian world last week. Prominent pastor John MacArthur verbally attacked Beth Moore, speaker and woman’s ministry figurehead. All this took place during a Q&A at […]

Common sense can combat Colorado deaths
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Common sense can combat Colorado deaths

There is a morbid joke that follows mountaineers down the side of Colorado’s tallest peaks. “There goes the next headline,” experienced hikers mutter as they pass tourists hiking up in flip-flops and jeans, toting a single plastic water bottle. It may be a joke, but the looming threat of another […]