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Struggling student seeks support in JBU community

I’m a male student at John Brown University and I struggle with same-sex attraction. I first noticed it during my middle school years. Appalled and bewildered, I attempted to suffocate these attractions by burying them inside of myself. It didn’t work. Let me clarify something: I like girls a lot. […]

NGOs aid Mexico evangelism
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NGOs aid Mexico evangelism

Mexico’s government, with the help of non-governmental organizations (NGO), have been actively trying to reach ethnic groups and meet their needs. Unfortunately, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), indigenous peoples are the population with the highest risk of early deaths. Indigenous women have the highest levels […]

A Christian case for capitalism
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A Christian case for capitalism

Capitalism typically holds a negative connotation and, upon its mention, most imagine the large cigar-smoking man in the pinstripe suit casually sitting on top of his stash of money earned by “capitalizing” on the less advantaged. While I by no means have the authority to claim, nor would I claim, […]

On the importance of self-awareness
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On the importance of self-awareness

In a world full of business moguls, online role models and strong voices saturating our lives, what sets apart the advice of the truly successful and happy? Is the pedestal on which we place the wisdom of others built solely on life experience and market value, or is there some […]

Christ doesn’t need to be diluted
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Christ doesn’t need to be diluted

On June 22, 2017, Q Ideas released a talk from Trip Lee entitled “Reverence Over Cool.” In his talk, Lee describes a trend in which Christians want to separate themselves from a corny, lame, mean or judgmental stereotype. Lee describes Christians saying, “Hey, I just want to make sure you […]

Buddy the elf teaches joyful determination
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Buddy the elf teaches joyful determination

After yet another viewing of Elf, starring Will Ferrell, I looked past the endless laughs and quotable scenes and found that there is much to be learned from Buddy the Elf. For those who have not seen Elf, it is a comedy directed by Jon Favreau that focuses on Buddy […]

Stop, listen and learn a new perspective
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Stop, listen and learn a new perspective

We’ve been told to listen before.  There are articles calling us to “listen to hear, not to respond,” pages of bullet points on how to be a professional listener and guides on perfecting the “lost art of listening.” Those are all good and fine, in their place.  They can be […]

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 […]