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September 2018

August 2018

Against (Our Own) Heresies

Against (Our Own) Heresies

[Heresy] starts with a narrow selective reading of scripture that is then over-emphasized and serves as a tangential point for one’s own desires.

Erik Johnson | MIT et Spiritus | Spring 2018
An Interview with Jonathan Moo

An Interview with Jonathan Moo

"I think the reason Christians care for creation can be summarized by loving God and loving our neighbor, and in the process discovering who we were created to be."

Siobhan McDonough | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2017
Give Just A Thought

Give Just A Thought

But truthfully, one cannot be wholeheartedly empathetic without spending quality time with a person currently or formerly having experienced homelessness.

Jade Thompson | The Columbia Crown & Cross | Spring 2018
John Hendrix

An Interview with Illustrator, Author, and Professor, John Hendrix

"Looking at a lot of your art and illustration, sometimes your palette and creative choices can be a bit gruesome. What role does this play in your art, and do you think it comes from your faith or somewhere else?"

WashU Kairos Editorial Team | The WashU Kairos | Spring 2018
What Did Jesus Say About Ethnocentrism?

What Did Jesus Say About Ethnocentrism?

For brevity, I’ll also focus on only one component of racism, called ethnocentrism: the belief that one’s own ethnic culture is superior and/or favored by God.

Sam Elder | MIT et Spiritus | Spring 2018
Discovering God Plantinga and the Sensus Divinitatis

Discovering God: Plantinga and the Sensus Divinitatis

Reid argues that there are certain ideas, namely those which our nature leads us to believe, that we must accept as true. Those beliefs can be considered to be basic, the foundations of our further knowledge.

Jeffrey Poomkudy | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2018
The Lovely Embrace of Pain

The Lovely Embrace of Pain

Another principle characteristic of Lucretius’ view is that it ultimately seeks painlessness. For this purpose, Lucretius urges isolation. However, there are two critical issues with this goal-orientation.

Jamie Har | Cornell Claritas | Fall 2017
Scientias Religionis

Scientias Religionis

In this article I hope to shed some light on those areas in which behavioral biology actually has a lot to say about the religious experience.

Hailey Reneau | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2017
Is Tolerance Enough?

Is Tolerance Enough?

As we look closer at the definition of “tolerance,” we begin to understand why it may be a rather imperfect word, inadequate to face the current climate.

Grace Liu | Vanderbilt Synesis | Spring 2018

July 2018

DAMN: Kendrick Lamar’s Radical Lament

DAMN: Kendrick Lamar’s Radical Lament

Kendrick Lamar is currently one of the world’s most talented lyricists, a generational storyteller, and a Christian grappling with eternal condemnation.

Kion You | The Brown & RISD Cornerstone | Spring 2018
Are We Ready for a New Sexual Ethic?

Are We Ready for a Renewed Sexual Ethic?

According to the mores of contemporary sexual ethics, both Grace and Ansari were playing by the rules.

Sean Kim | The Columbia Crown & Cross | Spring 2018
God’s Heart Towards Individuals With Disabilities

God’s Heart Towards Individuals With Disabilities

Most of us believe that inclusion of individuals with disabilities matters. However, Christianity takes this belief a step further and in a different direc­tion.

Mimi Cole | Vanderbilt Synesis | Spring 2018
Friend of Sinners

Friend of Sinners

Jesus was known to be a friend of sinners, and his life has encouraged me to do the same in my work within the criminal justice system–to befriend them, encourage them, and find them worthy of healing, rehabilitation, and forgiveness.

Brittany Krippner | CalPoly Aletheia | Spring 2018
A Tale of Two Evangelicalisms

A Tale of Two Evangelicalisms: A Q&A with Randall Balmer

"Some have disavowed the label [evangelicalism], arguing that it is now “a tribal rather than a credal description.” When did this shift in how the term is understood take place?

Luke Dickens | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2018
Faith in a Crowded Space

Faith in a Crowded Space

Yet most important to Dante, beyond the universe’s organization and population, is the fact that he was connected to it, and that the whole thing was powered by love.

Tess Fitzsimmons | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2017

The Great Unseen

Both L’Engle’s work and the Bible are based in stories, but using the term 'stories' doesn’t imply falsehood.

Abigail Bezrutczyk | Cornell Claritas | Spring 2018
Why Politics?

Why Politics?

Have we limited the church’s full support of Christians in “secular” fields, diminishing their calling as ambassadors in “secular” spheres of society?

Isabella Chow | UC Berkeley TAUG | Spring 2018

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Searching for the Ear of God

Searching for the Ear of God

I myself reckoned with the reality I faced: I also thought prayer was sort of stupid. It certainly felt stupid, primarily for two reasons.

Jesse Rines | The Hopkins Dialectic | Spring 2017
Review: The Great Divorce

Review: C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce

C. S. Lewis’ work builds on the tradition of previous works to insert his perspective into the existing debate about the nature of the afterlife.

Sara Holston | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2016
History's Jesus

History’s Jesus: An Exploration of Historical Analysis

Scholars have developed a number of criteria to inform an accurate reconstruction of the historical Jesus. Among Ehrman’s preferred methods are independent attestation and the principle of dissimilarity.

India Perdue | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2017
The Greater Miracle

The Greater Miracle

Hume says that because experience is infallibly linked to natural reality, testimony cannot cast even a shadow of doubt on sensory information, and the two cannot epistemically oppose each other.

Hope Chang | The Columbia Crown & Cross | Fall 2016
Augustine Collective Retreat 2018

Highlights from the Annual Retreat 2018

With over 220 students and alumni from more than 20 colleges in attendance, this year's retreat was by far our largest yet!

Augustine Collective | Augustine Collective News | January 19-20, 2018
Standing United

Standing United: A Rhetoric Major’s Reflection

Although nothing is necessarily wrong with standing against something that is wrong, the implications of the word “against” reiterates the divided and polarizing environment we are looking to transcend.

Victoria Lai | UC Berkeley TAUG | Fall 2017
Chaos, Disorder, Reorder

Order, Disorder, Reorder

Why does work feel like work? Here is the end at the beginning: work is frustrating. It can be extremely satisfying to produce something, but it can be simultaneously excruciating – but what excellence and beauty can come from deep suffering. Early on in the semester, a man named Jeremy Begby spoke at Cornell.[1] He […]

Emani Pollard | Cornell Claritas | Spring 2017
The Power of the Gospel

The Power of the Gospel: Experiences of Christian Slaves in the Antebellum South

The “invisible institution” - as historians have referred to slave religion for years – was able to foster organization in the slave community through enslaved spiritual leaders and the secret religious meetings they held.

Luke Julian | Vanderbilt Synesis | Fall 2017

January 2018

The Body of Christ

The Body of Christ: Notes from an Anatomist

However, if working with deceased bodies provides any insight, I can say this: understanding the water-sacks we inhabit falls far short of knowing the full complexity of personhood.

Aldis Petriceks | Stanford Vox Clara | Winter 2018
Wonder Woman Is Love All We Need

Wonder Woman: Is Love Really All We Need?

Wonder Woman has the opportunity to save humanity, but, especially in light of the human cruelty she witnesses in battle, she struggles with the fact that humans freely choose to commit such atrocities to each other.

Hailey Scherer | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2017
Living in a Secular Age

Living in a Secular Age

In the end, secularity is a broadening of people’s experiences with where they locate meaning. From this lens, secularity doesn’t look so much like a good or bad thing, but more as an opportunity.

Noah Black | The Vanderbilt Synesis | Fall 2017
The Numinous and the Natural

The Numinous and the Natural: Christianity and Environmentalism

The Tragedy of the Commons shows us that the destruction of the environment is an issue regarding not only how people relate to one another, but also how we relate to nature.

Jeffrey Poomkudy | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2017
Race and or the Christian Identity

Race and/or the Christian Identity?

All Christians share a place in the intersectionality of faith and race, but these identities need not be subject to an “either-or” debate.

Abi Bernard | Cornell Claritas | Fall 2017
What is Justice

What is Justice?

If Jesus’ loving death on the cross becomes the Christian archetype of justice, our vision has more in common with Socrates’ than with Thrasymachus’ or Cephalus’.

Luke Foster | The Yale Logos | Spring 2016