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The Mindset of the Church and its Global Context

Gen Z and Millennial Christians are actively concerned with justice and humanitarian efforts, according to a recent survey from the Barna Group. They are keen to obtain relief for the oppressed, mend the bonds of inequality and desire the elimination of corruption, heralding these values as the core of the […]

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Instagram’s Faith Community

Instagram’s influence on an individual’s thoughts and behaviors is sometimes stronger than people would like to admit, but many Christians have taken it upon themselves to use the platform to share their faith and to give hope to others.  In 2018, there were over 100 million daily users and 800 […]

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Protesters support gun rights

Pro-gun advocates gathered in Richmond, Va. to peacefully protest legislation regarding restrictions on guns in the state. The proposed gun-restriction legislation included background checks and red flag laws. Around 22,000 people attended the event, according to CNN. Virginia annually holds a “Lobby Day,” but Monday, Jan. 20 was the first […]

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Internet Services in Siloam Springs, or Lack Thereof

A census measuring data from 2013-2017 revealed that fewer than 50% of Siloam Springs residents have a broadband internet subscription. A broadband internet subscription is a radio term that has come to mean a fast internet connection. These are fixed subscriptions that gives the user faster internet than a dial-up […]

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Impeachment Story

The impeachment of President Trump did not come as a surprise to many, as it had been the talk of the country for some time. With Democrats threatening a formal impeachment and Republicans refuting evidence, everyone knew it had to come to a head at some point. That point came […]

War on Christmas debates inclusivity and religion
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War on Christmas debates inclusivity and religion

While searching for the best deals and perfect presents, shoppers enter into the annual debate: should you say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”?  The idea of a “war on Christmas” has turned joyful holiday greetings into potentially divisive religious and political statements. Some people, who believe the term “Christmas” implies […]

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SERA survey evaluates mental health data for first time

Every year during orientation, freshmen funnel into the Berry Performing Arts Center to complete the Spiritual, Emotional and Relational Assessment survey. While taking the SERA is an orientation ritual dating back to 2004, many students don’t actually know what the survey measures or how the data is used. Gary Oliver, […]

REI closes doors on Black Friday to ‘opt outside
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REI closes doors on Black Friday to ‘opt outside

Five years ago, REI, a company dedicated to the sales of sporting goods, camping equipment and other outdoor products, devised a plan so wild market strategists were left speechless: they were going to close their doors on Black Friday as part of a campaign they christened “Opt Outside.” As the […]