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July 2016

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
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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

April 2016

The Suspense of Faith

The Suspense of Faith

But the doubt expressed by Arnold and Russell is not limited to those who decide finally to reject god.

Karl Johnson | The Hopkins Dialectic | Spring 2016
The Primacy of Relationships

The Primacy of Relationships

As a newly minted business professional and a Christian young adult, my spirit longed to find business mindsets congruent with the truths of the Gospel.

John Knox | UC Berkeley TAUG | Spring 2016
Kierkegaard Neighbor Love

A Literature Survey of the Kierkegaardian Concept of “Neighbor Love”

[Kierkegaard's] controversial claim has been the subject of extensive academic debate, since preferential love is such an inherent human experience.

Emmanuel Hui | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2015
Committing Amidst Shopping

Committing Amidst Shopping

Let us not be too hasty to accept society’s definition of love as being uninhibiting.

Nicholas Chuan | The Brown & RISD Cornerstone | Fall 2015
Medieval and Modern Meet

Medieval and Modern Meet: Advent

As a Christian scholar, I read the medieval texts that are my primary area of study with a curious double vision.

Kathryn Mogk | University of Minnesota Between Cities | Spring 2016
Comment Spring 2016

Augustine Collective Featured in Comment Magazine

James K. A. Smith, author of You Are What You Love and Editor-in-Chief of Comment, on The Augustine Collective in the Spring 2016 issue.

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What God Expects

What God Expects: The Paradox of the Standards of the Christian Community

Therefore, the standard to be Chris­tian and to become part of the Christian community is to un­derstand this para­dox: we cannot achieve God’s standards.

Cindy Wu | The Cornell Claritas | Fall 2015
The Sin of Adam

The Sin of Adam: Two Allegorical Accounts of the Fall

Recov­ering the literal sense of the Greek hamar­tia—translated in our Bibles as "sin"—we have "missed the mark."

Erin Kast | Swarthmore Peripateo | Spring 2015
Edwards and Thoreau

Edwards and Thoreau: Typologies of Lakes

In composing their accounts of lakes, Jonathan Edwards and Henry David Thoreau drew from differ­ent sources and operated out of clash­ing ideological frameworks.

Sarah Boss | The Wheaton Pub | Fall 2015

March 2016

Ludwig Feuerbach and the Invented God

Ludwig Feuerbach and the Invented God

To put it plainly, without Feuerbach, it is likely that some of the most formative philosophy of the modern age would have developed very differently—if at all.

Michaela Bunke | University of Minnesota Between Cities | Spring 2016
Faith and Learning

Faith and Learning

Does Christianity pose a challenge to intellectual inquiry?

Trevor Davis | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2015
Death and Darwinism

Death and Darwinism: A Patristic Approach

The Fall is the means by which Christian theology accounts for the disparity between the purported character of God and the tragic state of our world.

Christopher Iacovetti | The Wheaton Pub | Fall 2015
Perfect Justice

Perfect Justice

There is something that God can do that we can’t, and that is to give each one of us perfect justice.

Zelina Gaytan | UC Berkeley TAUG | Fall 2015
Listening in Faith

Listening in Faith: Challenging the Sacred and Secular Divide in Music

Enjoying this song a great deal, I am rather unnerved at the idea that I should stop listening to it almost as much as I am by the lyrics themselves.

Nate Lamb | Swarthmore Peripateo | Spring 2015
West Coast Retreat 2016

Highlights from the West Coast Retreat 2016

The 1st Augustine Collective West Coast Retreat was held in Cambria, CA from February 26th-27th.

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Rethinking Human Rights

Rethinking Human Rights

Where did the human rights rhetoric come from, what story does it tell, and what effects does it have?

Andrew Zulker | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2015
When Power and Fear Collide

Where Power and Fear Collide

Christ challenges [the Chinese government's] traditional notion of power with a picture of power that is voluntarily self-limiting.

Jonathan Chen | UC Berkeley TAUG | Fall 2015
The Implications of Naturalism and the Problem of Divine Hiddenness

The Implications of Naturalism and the Problem of Divine Hiddenness

An interview with Dr. Michael Rea, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, who specializes in metaphysics and the philosophy of religion.

The Dartmouth Apologia Staff | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2015

February 2016

An Interview With Professor Susan Ashbrook Harvey

An Interview With Professor Susan Ashbrook Harvey

"Simply out of interest, I took Ancient Greek my freshman year. It transformed my life!"

Justin Sohn | The Brown & RISD Cornerstone | Fall 2015
Human Dignity and the Image of God

Human Dignity and the Image of God

A naturalistic conception of reality that holds on to ethereal conceptions of the individual cannot give an account for human dignity and worth.

Mwangi Thuita | The Cornell Claritas | Fall 2015
Wet Feet

Wet Feet: Navigating the Intellectual and Practical

Long run solutions without short run help do nothing for the people who are actually suffering from systemic problems right now.

Nathan Scalise | Swarthmore Peripateo | Spring 2015
Religion in the Age of Religious Terrorism

Religion in the Age of Religious Terrorism

Now, clearly a line is drawn somewhere between going to church and acts of terrorism, but is there a fundamental difference?

Thomas Hale | The Brown & RISD Cornerstone | Fall 2015
Wealth in the Church

Wealth in the Church

Does a capitalist society create paradigms that are contrary to Christ’s message? Interview with Yale history and religion professor Carlos Eire.

The Yale Logos | The Yale Logos | Fall 2015
From Gut Feelings to Natural Law

From Gut Feelings to Natural Law

While most people believe in some sense of right and wrong, they may not understand why these values are constructed this way.

Christopher Kymn | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2015
Augustine Collective Retreat 2016 - Photo credit: Emily Lau

Highlights from the Annual Retreat 2016

Nearly 150 students from 18 colleges attended to hear keynote speaker James K. A. Smith (Calvin College) discuss how their journals can curate conversations on their campuses.

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