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Christians currently make up 4% of the total population of Jordan, 95% of Jordanians are Muslim. (Photograph provided by Abigail Roberts)

From the birthplace of Christ to martyrs’ ground

The story of Christians in the modern Middle EastBy:  Abigail Roberts | Contributor In the 20th century, Christians made up over 10 percent of the Middle East, today that number has dropped to less than 5 percent. Factors such as emigration, growing religious intolerance and persecution play significant roles in […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
In light of so many opinions on Excalibur, let’s remember how the Bible speaks into our response. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

‘Be quick to listen, slow to speak’ What is our right response?

What does Scripture urge?By: Tyler Gruthusen | Contributor I originally intended for this article to showcase my very strong opinions about Excalibur. However, after many conversations with professors, friends and classmates, I have decided against it. Instead, I will begin with a verse: James 1:19, “Understand this, my dear brothers and […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
For Audre Book Club and Global Engagement held Women’s Week this week. (Photograph by Alicia Garnache)

Why have a Women’s Week?

Women’s Week was March 12–16By: Tiless Turnquest & Stephanie Mithika | Contributors Women’s Week began as a vision of the For Audre Book Club, which is a discussion-based group centered around gender, sexuality and identity development. Through collaboration with Global Engagement, Women’s Week came into fruition from March 12–16. We held […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials, Uncategorized
We’ve all heard funny examples of what could go wrong without the oxford comma.
Photo by: Ross Kimbrell

[Our View] Oxford comma: To be or not to be

By: The Echo Editorial Board I love my friends, Ed Sheeran and C. S. Lewis. I love my friends, Ed Sheeran, and C. S. Lewis. At first glance, these two sentences are exactly alike. The words and their order have not changed. The only difference is a single comma, added […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Traditional glassblowers of the Middle East

Traditional glassblowers of the Middle East

A fiery artistry still burning strongBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor I was seven years old when I first visited a glassblowing workshop. Hidden away among the twisting and turning alleyways of Old Damascus, Syria, sat a centuries-old brick building. I sat for an hour mesmerized as the artisans inside took […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Our View: How the Enneagram helps us dialogue well

Our View: How the Enneagram helps us dialogue well

By Editorial Board | Echo Taylor’s Counseling Center sponsored “Know Your Number,” an Enneagram conference led by enneagram instructor David Stamile of Longways Ministries. The purpose of the conference was to encourage attendees in their pursuit of self-awareness, growth, calling and identities in Christ via the nine basic Enneagram personality […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Opinion: Why the apology feels shallow

Opinion: Why the apology feels shallow

Excalibur issued an online edition SundayBy Halie Owens | Contributor Despite the many offenses around the distribution and publication of Excalibur, the thing that most troubled me was the apparent failure of the writers to admit their culpability. In their apology letter, they neither took credit for the pain and […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
How to address unequal media representation

How to address unequal media representation

Has The Echo been biased?By Eric Andrews | Echo Cassidy Grom, a senior and former Co-Editor in Chief for The Echo — and a great friend of mine — posted on her Facebook last week in response to Excalibur. In her post, Grom explained what she thought was the reason […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Reconciliation is in the aftermath

Reconciliation is in the aftermath

‘This is a kairos moment’By Ed Meadors | Faculty Contributor I personally did not participate in the conception, authoring, design or distribution of Excalibur, nor did I volunteer to write this editorial. I was asked. I should also clarify that I’m not a traditional conservative or liberal. With the liberals, […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
A cry for mercy from Syria

A cry for mercy from Syria

Rebel camp in Damascus still under siegeBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor Under siege since 2013, Eastern Ghouta is currently suffering from one of the heaviest attacks of Syria’s seven-year war. Eastern Ghouta is the last rebel stronghold in Damascus and is currently controlled by two main rebel factions, Faylaq al-Rahman […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials