Opinion

Buddy the elf teaches joyful determination
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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.
Opinion

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
Opinion

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 […]

Evaluate the role of children in the Church
Opinion

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
Opinion

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 […]

Opinion

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 […]

Kneeling is a demonstration of sacrifice
Opinion

Kneeling is a demonstration of sacrifice

Disclaimer: I have to admit that I find this whole situation distracting and misleading. Also, it is hard for me to understand American patriotism/nationalism since I am an international student. However, I will make my best to think critically and express a valid opinion. During the NFL preseason in 2016, […]