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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 […]

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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 […]