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Homecoming activities to enliven campus

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Bob Jones University’s third annual Homecoming promises a wide array of events geared toward alumni, current students and their families and friends from the community. The weekend from Oct. 12 through 14 will give BJU alumni a chance to revisit their alma mater with their families. Randy Page, President Pettit’s chief of staff and director

Students to experience life of persecuted church

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Have you ever wondered what life is like for Christians in nations of the persecuted church? Global Opportunities Week, Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, will offer multiple opportunities for students to gain perspective on the persecuted church and learn how to minister to persecuted Christians. Mark Vowels, director of the Center for Global Opportunities, said

Pettit affirms BJU’s commitment to safety

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In an ongoing effort to protect campus, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has implemented a new bike patrol this semester. Student officers are now able to choose between patrolling campus in a car or on a bike. According to Commander David Champ, assistant  chief of DPS, the new bike patrol, in some cases, can

Tax deadline approaches: 3 steps for tax success

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Taxes. That one word has the power to evoke different feelings in different people—excitement, dread or maybe heartburn. Many Americans scramble to file their taxes on time, praying they don’t make any catastrophic mistakes in the process. But what about students? With Tuesday, April 18—the tax deadline—fast approaching, how can students be most successful with

BJU secures tax-exempt status after 34 years

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“When I came here as president and I met with our cabinet in our first meeting, I made it very clear where I stood on the race issue,” President Steve Pettit said Wednesday, Feb. 15, during the 2017 Bible Conference. “And so I decided at that time we were going to seek back our tax-exempt status

Responding to riots, national unrest about Trump’s election

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Burned property, destroyed flags, flipped cars, blocked highways. “Not my president.” “No more Trump.” From Portland to Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, riots  and demonstrations have been a widespread response to our newly-elected president. Some universities have responded by canceling classes and moving due dates to give their students “time to cope” with the election results.

Trump shocks nation with sweeping win

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After over a year of campaigning and non-stop polls, Election Day finally arrived and proclaimed Donald Trump the victor. Before election day, polls showed Clinton with a strong lead, but as votes came in these polls were quickly proven wrong. Trump went on to take the battle ground states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and

Dr. Horn leads students in new ministry team

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Dr. Sam Horn, executive vice president for enrollment and ministerial advancement, has recently assembled a ministry team of BJU students to serve and encourage churches, including the Hispanic community. Having grown up in a border town in Texas, Horn speaks Spanish. That background has given him opportunities to preach the Word. Horn frequently helps President

As the election approaches, remember the power of prayer

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Does prayer have enough power to change the course of  U.S. history? For the Christian, the response to this question is  an automated “yes.” The belief that prayer is powerful is fundamental to the Christian faith.  But do you really believe this to be true? Merriam-Webster defines believing as “a firm conviction as to the

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