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Editor’s Response

Mark, We here at the Threefold Advocate appreciate your response to our article. While it is the mission of the Threefold Advocate to provide reporting free of personal biases, we do not always meet this goal, and for this we apologize. The Threefold Advocate is the newspaper of John Brown […]

Letter to the Editor
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Letter to the Editor

I was surprised when I read an article in the March 8, 2018 edition of the Threefold Advocate that seemed to be praising a young man for embracing and promoting sin. The article was a positive, one might say glowing, article about an Olympic athlete who had come out as […]

Calling for cultural competence
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Calling for cultural competence

El año pasado, me di cuenta que yo nunca había visto una historia en el Threefold en español. Busqué y busqué, pero no podía encontrar ningún artículo o historia escrito en español. “Què triste,” pensé, y decidí escribir uno. Creo que es importante que todos aprenden un otro idioma para […]

ARTreach brightens Colcord
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ARTreach brightens Colcord

ARTreach is a John Brown Univerity CAUSE ministry founded in spring 2015 by Jana Strom, alumna since 2016. In ARTreach, we go to Colcord, Oklahoma each Monday evening for crafts with the kids. Northwest Arkansas is one of the wealthiest areas of Arkansas, but Colcord, just across the border, is […]

The Christian call to address body positivity
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The Christian call to address body positivity

Magazine displays and Instagram timelines constantly feed us with smiling men and women portraying idealized American bodies. Today, social media images engulf people of all ages. What he or she reads, sees and hears affects the “ideal” body image.  With media regulating who and what people see, occasionally audiences view […]

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God’s ideals or American ideals?

Until coming to college, I did not consider the extent to which my identity as an American citizen affected my understanding of Christianity and of the Bible. Growing up in the Bible Belt of America, I was taught that America was founded on biblical truths. Inevitably, I viewed the Constitution […]

‘Our calling as God’s children’
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‘Our calling as God’s children’

In our Christian circles, we have chosen to avoid the subject of suffering. We may take a few moments during our Sunday service to pray for the social injustice happening around us, but little action accompanies our words. Uncomfortable topics, such as abortion, inequality and refugees, surround the subject of […]

Stress relief with four legs
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Stress relief with four legs

John Brown University, the mid-semester push is coming! We’re getting into the swing of our daily schedules, and everything is hectic. Just like most of America, you probably have or have had the flu. Anyone else feeling kinda…meh? If you’re anything like me, your brain feels like a Safari browser […]