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In this edition of The Forum, MNU student Brandon Baker and The Trailblazer editor-in-chief Joshua Brisco debate whether or not it is a good idea to get married while in college.

The Forum: Marriage in college?

In this edition of The Forum, MNU student Brandon Baker and The Trailblazer editor-in-chief Joshua Brisco debate whether or not it is a good idea to get married while in college. (To view The Forum at a larger size, click here.)

Police respond to a shooting at Pulse, an Orlando Nightclub, on June 12, 2016. Omar Mateen was classified a terrorist, and no statement on his mental health was provided by the media. Photo by The City of Orlando Police Department, via Wikimedia Commons.

Holding the culture accountable

What happens when terrorists and lone wolves are separated by skin tone.

Donald Trump visits Hershey, Pennsylvania in December 2016 on his post-election victory tour. Trump’s rise through the Republican Party has effectively silenced any moderate voices within the party. Photo by Michael Vadon, via Wikimedia Commons.

New GOP leaves no room for middle ground

The Republican Party is becoming dangerously hostile toward moderate conservatives.

In this edition of The Forum, news editor Renée DeVault and MNU student Noel Roberts discuss the merits of globalism or nationalism from a Christian perspective.

The Forum: Globalism vs. nationalism

In this edition of The Forum, news editor Renée DeVault and MNU student Noel Roberts discuss the merits of globalism or nationalism from a Christian perspective. (To view The Forum at a larger size, click here.)

Inside a refugee camp in Northern Greece, girls pretend to run a nail shop. The Church claims to care for these children, but many would prefer just sending money. Photo by refugee girl, name unknown.

When silence speaks volumes: Christian leaders are favoring neutrality over the Gospel

American Christians have seemed to claim a third party in the recent political conversation: passivity.

Armwrestling is a classic way for men to measure masculinity. Michael Crow (left) and Buomkuoth Lual (right) take up the challenge in the match of physical strength. Photo staged by Christian Stewart.

Male gender expectations could use some renovating

In America, gender roles have seen more fluctuation over the past few decades than any other time in history.

This cartoon is cleverly titled "Christmas commercialism on the heels of Thanksgiving." The ever-encroaching presence of Christmas commercialism can be seen portrayed in the vast size difference between the two allegories and the over-exaggeration of the impending falling boot. Illustration by Aaron Taylor used with permission.

Capitalism at the center of Chri$tmas

December has rolled around and Christmas is in the very air we breathe.

Weatherby chapel is a symbol of the importance of faith on MNU’s campus. While faith can be a unifying factor, it can also be something that greatly divides us. Photo by Kacie Vandeventer.

Removing the plank in our own eye

MNU is divided. It lacks community care. Where we could foster peace and understanding, we sow strife within ourselves. We've been tearing ourselves apart for years. We could be united, but we choose not to be.

Donald Trump gives an immigration policy speech in Phoenix, Arizona on August 31, 2016. In his victory speech after being named president-elect of the United States, Trump delivered a message of unity for all Americans, contradicting his typical tone during his campaign. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Donald Trump is having an identity crisis: Unifying America while Making it Great Again

After winning the presidential election on Nov. 8, Donald J. Trump was a victim of identity theft during his victory speech.

The American flag stands in front of the stained-glass image of Jesus in Weatherby chapel. Perhaps this isn’t the only place that patriotism takes precedence over the life of Christ. Photo by Emily Phillips.

Trumping the least of these: Voting for 'our people' comes at a cost

The act of worship has been done. We have cast our votes. The call for greatness has prevailed.

Creative Commons photo by Seatacular seatacular.com.

The Forum: Colin Kaepernick's protest

As civil unrest continues to ensue in communities across the U.S., many famous athletes and celebrities have voiced their opinion. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has been widely criticized by many for his particular protest of the oppression of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

Refugee children walking back from the river on a hot summer day. These kids live in a refugee camp in Northern Greece, near Thessaloniki. Photo by Emily Phillips.

Land of the free and home of turning a blind eye

America is the greatest country in the world, right? At least, that's what we've been told most of our lives.

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