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Who Tells Your Story

Who Tells Your Story?

Last month, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton, sent off Penn’s class of 2016 by sharing two stories from his own life.

Connie Miller | UPenn Locust Walk | Spring 2016
Forgiveness Unjust and Illogical

Forgiveness: Unjust and Illogical?

How, then, do we address the seeming injustice in forgiveness? Is forgiveness inherently a legitimization of wrong?

Tori Campbell | The Yale Logos | Spring 2016
Ian Hutchinson

Can a Scientist Believe in the Resurrection? Three Hypotheses

I’m a professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, and today, I am celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. So are dozens of my colleagues. How can this be?

Ian Hutchinson | MIT et Spiritus | Spring 2016
To Give or Not to Give

To Give or Not To Give

Experiences like these have taught me the intricacies of giving. They made me wonder whether or not I should give to those in need.

Briani George | Swarthmore Peripateo | Spring 2015
Forgiveness and Justice

Forgiveness and Justice

We do not forgive because we seek to appease white America who feels guilt and shame for not speaking out that black lives matter.

Emani Pollard | The Cornell Claritas | Fall 2015
Impetus

Impetus

I see a nation inundated with injustice, yet a Church that is silent.

Nia Campinha-Bacote | The Yale Logos | Spring 2016
Christian Morality and Euthyphro's Dilemma

Christian Morality and Euthyphro’s Dilemma

The changing views of society on these and other issues have to some been evidence of our moral improvement and enlightenment, and to others a sign of moral deterioration.

Richard Ibekwe | MIT et Spiritus | Spring 2016
Running Toward Christ

Running Toward Christ

Running has shaped what I believe is my role as a Christian in this world.

Johanan Sowah | The Columbia Crown & Cross | Fall 2015

June 2016

Locust Walk

A Compass, A Bridge, and a Covenant

The Penn Christian journal is re-launching under the name Locust Walk, falling into step with the brick-paved path that takes students through three communal points – a compass, a bridge, and a covenant.

Esther Jou | UPenn Locust Walk | Spring 2016
Redeeming the Economy

Redeeming the Economy

Our economy is fallen, but so beautiful was God’s original plan that the clear fingerprint of His design is visible even today.

Ryan Mather | University of Minnesota Between Cities | Spring 2016
Finding Meaning in a Mysterious World

Finding Meaning in a Mysterious World: A Guide to Following the Religious Sense

Our religious sense, so defined earlier as our valences towards mystery, narrative and transformation, plays a critical role in our quest to find meaning in life.

Alex Wyvill | The Vanderbilt Synesis | Spring 2016
Brown Sunset in Cadiz Isabella Martinez med

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This summer, I traveled the Western European coast on a 2-masted brigantine called the Corwith Cramer.

Isabella Martinez | The Brown & RISD Cornerstone | Fall 2015
Printing in Tongues

Printing in Tongues

Through printmaking I’ve been able to find a balance in my practice between the joy of organic expression and the challenge of thoughtful design.

Morgan Young | The Wheaton Pub | Spring 2016
Grow Where You Are Planted

Grow Where You Are Planted

Trusting my painting not to end up looking like third-grade refrigerator material doesn’t come naturally, nor does releasing control to the Holy Spirit in the rest of life.

André Nelson | University of Minnesota Between Cities | Spring 2016
Thought Anatomies

Thought Anatomies

The visual form of a collage allows for exploration of the mind’s process of coming up with thoughts; how they form, morph, and expand from fragmented ideas and memories into one cohesive image.

Josepha Natzke | The Wheaton Pub | Spring 2016
On the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

On the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

In studying historical events of antiquity, a historian must deal with the data at hand and attempt to ascertain the truth of a matter with varying degrees of certainty.

Sam Paek | The Hopkins Dialectic | Spring 2016
Robert Horner

An Interview with Robert Horner: Science and Religion

"So would you say that science and religion, for you personally, have been two separate lives?"

Sam Paek | The Hopkins Dialectic | Spring 2016
When Culture Becomes Theology

When Culture Becomes Theology: Interracial Marriage in the American Church

The body of Christ has played an unfortunate role in stigmatizing interracial marriage in the United States.

Julie Coates | The Harvard Ichthus | Spring 2015
The Dilemma of Faith in a Secular Age

The Dilemma of Faith in a Secular Age

Likewise, ours is an age in which believers and non-believers alike struggle with doubt about whether our beliefs are indeed the right ones.

Micaela Walker | UC Berkeley TAUG | Spring 2016
Approaching a Christocentric View of Wealth

Approaching a Christocentric View of Wealth

To the casual onlooker skeptical of the Catholic Church’s wealth, the concern is not how beautiful their churches are, but the cost at which they were built.

Joshua Tseng-Tham | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2015
Genetically Modified Crops and a Christian Worldview

Genetically Modified Crops and a Christian Worldview

Modern food production has come a long way since the times recorded in Genesis, but the issues farmers face today are the same.

Megan Stevens | University of Minnesota Between Cities | Spring 2016

May 2016

Christianity and Social Justice

An Interview with Tim Nelson: Christianity and Social Justice

"The pattern of the world is to segregate, to separate, to dominate, for people to try to get as much as they can for themselves."

Karl Johnson | The Hopkins Dialectic | Spring 2016
The Harvard Ichthus

40 Days in Luke

40 Days in Luke is a blog project of the Harvard Ichthus, a student journal of Christian thought and expression.

The Harvard Ichthus | The Harvard Ichthus | Spring 2016
Quasars, Pulsars, Black Holes, and God

Quasars, Pulsars, Black Holes, and God

In addition to the idea of causality, the seemingly inexplicable order and structure of the universe puzzled me.

Isaac Bautista | The Columbia Crown & Cross | Fall 2015
Justice and Authority

Justice and Authority

To begin with, it will be helpful to note that this problem is not unique to 21st century American society.

Ryan Ward | The Bowdoin Agathos | Spring 2016
Is Genesis 1 Really About Creationism?

Is Genesis 1 Really About Creationism?

A quick confession: I used to be really, really creationist.

Colin Aitken | MIT et Spiritus | Spring 2016
Hope in the Midst of Hurt

Hope in the Midst of Hurt: A Critique of Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates has been labeled this generation’s flagbearer for social justice and chief warrior against anti-Black racism.

Noah Black | The Vanderbilt Synesis | Spring 2016
Bread Alone

Bread Alone: Earth, Heaven, and Politics in the Wilderness

Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor takes a materialistic approach to religious life because of the materialism of political life.

Phil Jeffery | The Columbia Crown & Cross | Fall 2015
For the Good of All Creation

For the Good of All Creation: A Christian Ecological Ethic

Ecological crisis, whether as dramatic as some predict or not, means we must reconsider the be­liefs implicit in a system that exploits humans, creatures, and natural resources.

Nicole Newell | St. Olaf Avodah | Spring 2015
God, Good, and Evil

God, Good, and Evil

We must look for a foundation that incorporates within itself the moral laws we look for, not deriving itself from them as the societal laws do.

Samuel Cooper | The Hopkins Dialectic | Spring 2016
Three Reasons Why Love is Active

Three Reasons Why Love is Active

God's love is not always comfortable, but it is perfect. It is corrective, disciplinary, challenging - it is reactionary.

Dedzidi Ladzepo | The Cornell Claritas | Fall 2015