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Christians: stand up for religious freedom
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Christians: stand up for religious freedom

On October 5 the Siloam Springs Herald Leader published a front page column about how the Siloam Springs school bus drivers can no longer play religious music, or turn on KLRC. Apparently, the school district received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation by a “concerned parent” arguing that […]

Go and make disciples
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Go and make disciples

At some point, the modern church’s perception of Christ’s commandment to go and make disciples was drastically altered and confined into a future ideal of great achievement. Far too often when I hear Christ’s call to “go and make disciples of all nations,” my mind jumps to God’s calling in […]

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Friendship vital for health

Aristotle said, “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds.” Based on years of medical and psychological […]

Black lives aren’t respected in America
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Black lives aren’t respected in America

Growing up in Dallas, Texas, I never saw tension between races. Everything around me was diverse; my schools, my church and even the extra-curricular activities I was involved in. Then the incident with Trayvon Martin happened, and it really heightened my attitudes and senses of the issues between black and […]

Diversity key to a healthy community
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Diversity key to a healthy community

Community. Everyone on campus has heard this word so many times it doesn’t even sound like a word anymore. Merriam-Webster defines community as “a group of people who live in the same area” or “a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.” There is obviously a […]

How my ADHD experience matters
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How my ADHD experience matters

When I was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder the summer before fifth grade, I felt like I was separated from the other kids in my class. I felt alone and was frustrated with myself and the struggles I faced. I was put on medication. I dealt with anger management issues, […]

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Build strong friendships in college

In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet one of his characters named Polonius offers advice to his son Laertes such as “know your friends and choose them wisely.” This fall we have over 400 freshman students at JBU. Most of you who are freshmen don’t know each other and are experiencing the joy […]

A need for connectedness
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A need for connectedness

I wrote an article earlier this semester about why athletes at John Brown University deserve more support than they currently get. I made an effort to tie in unity of the school and to help bring all of us together. However, I must admit that when I wrote the article, […]

Racial inequality exists
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Racial inequality exists

The U.S. is often described as the Melting Pot of the world — people from every continent, country and nation call America their home. People of all races are treated equally in America. After all, we are “one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Except… we’re […]

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Learning to trust God through giving

After graduating high school, one topic has continually been on my mind and my heart: giving. What does it mean to really give? I can find plenty of examples in the Bible about verses that say we should give. It’s not a matter of what it means to give, but […]