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Approach opposition with humility and grace
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Approach opposition with humility and grace

A protest occurred at John Brown University’s annual Toilet Paper Game on Nov.  4. Organized by both student and staff, the protest resembled the kneeling movement which athletes have been holding during sporting events across the nation. The purpose of the protest was to raise awareness of the relevance of […]

The Kingdom of God is greater than the U.S.
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The Kingdom of God is greater than the U.S.

I was born and raised in a conservative, middle-class white family. I consider myself a Republican and I love my country. I have been given incredible opportunities because of the freedom our soldiers have offered me. I have been able to worship in my church without fear. I have been […]

Christ demands Christians to look closer
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Christ demands Christians to look closer

Over the past three years, I have become increasingly aware of the present issue of racism in the United States. Growing up, I believed the myth that racism ended in 2008 when America voted into office the first African-American president. Since then, I have come to realize that this idea […]

Mentoring youth is worth the challenge
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Mentoring youth is worth the challenge

August of my freshman year, I sought out a local barn with a volunteer program. Pairing horses and at-risk children had been a dream of mine for over six years. However, I had not been able to find a program. New Life Ranch quickly surfaced. Unfamiliar with their programs, I […]

Find time for meditation and silence
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Find time for meditation and silence

My first thought every day is always a groggy, crusty-eyed grievance that no one in the past was considerate enough to invent the time machine. While battling the plague and inventing indoor plumbing, did they not consider that I might need to repeat my meager night’s sleep one or two […]

Grieving is a gift
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Grieving is a gift

We all have things we’re grieving, whether it is a broken family, the end of a relationship, unjust political policies, intense sickness, or the death of those around us. I’ve spent the past semester reflecting on what it means to grieve in a healthy way. Growing up, I never learned […]

Evaluate the role of children in the Church
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Evaluate the role of children in the Church

First and foremost, please forgive me if my utterances within this article seem to be too harsh, yet also be dearly aware that I press on writing to you about these issues because they are deeply degrading the body of Christ and our witness to the personage of God Almighty. […]

Slow down, rest and take care of yourself
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Slow down, rest and take care of yourself

Look up. What are the things that fill you up? Time with the Lord? Being outside and looking up at the stars? Talking on the phone with your best friend? Sitting with your family at dinner? Listening to your favorite song on repeat? Talking to your significant other? What are […]

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Society will always say, “I know best”

  In his 2016 book, “I Know Best,” American novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Roger Simon lays out a concept he calls “moral narcissism” and how he believes “[it] is destroying our Republic, if it hasn’t already.” If you’ve had a lengthy conversation with me about politics, you may know […]

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It’s okay to let people go from the past

People make me laugh. Or, sometimes, they make me cry. And a couple of people have made me feel this deep, unexplainable sense of belonging. I think that’s called love. There’s been a lot of people over the last twenty years who have made me feel like somebody—somebody good or […]