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Is Anything Worth Believing In? A Review of a Conversation with John Lennox

God could have easily made a universe in which bad things didn’t happen. However, Lennox argues that “the one thing you will not get in an automated, robotic, computerized universe is love, relationship, and so on... In order to have the possibility of love or relationship, you must create the possibility of choice.”

Sarah Banks | The UPenn Lamp Post | Issue 01, Spring 2012
A Review of the Meaning of Life: A Short Introduction

A Review of The Meaning of Life: A Short Introduction

Perhaps we are making the false assumption that the question, “what is the meaning of life?” can have an answer like “what is the meaning of the word ‘apple’?” does. What do we really mean when we ask, “what is the meaning of life?”

Kelly Maeshiro | The Harvard Ichthus | Volume 7, Number 4, Winter 2011
God, Unifier of Mathematical Truths

God, Unifier of Mathematical Truths

It is peculiar enough that Christianity was once considered the more elegant worldview, and from this worldview came the rise of modern mathematics.

Willis Zhang | UPenn Lamp Post | Issue 1, Spring 2012
Image of Sufjan Stevens

Sacramental Complications: Sufjan Stevens’ “Casimir Pulaski Day”

Sufjan Stevens is adored by the indie music movement, which is often antiestablishment and anti-religious, yet his music honestly handles the grittiness of lived faith. “Casimir Pulaski Day” is the firsthand narration of the death of a loved one within a Christian community.

Tristan Macdonald | 5 College Slant | Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2012
Rembrandt, Jesus healing Peter's mother-in-law

Reflections on the Nature of Faith

Faith is unscientific (not anti-scientific) in the sense that much of the knowledge claimed by faith is beyond the scope of scientific inquiry. Christian faith seeks to obtain knowledge in the context of love and trust, not to function as a substitute for reason.

Henry Waller | Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2012, Volume 6, Issue 2
The Incarnation

The Incarnation

Christianity doesn’t preach a distant God who turned a blind eye to mankind, but rather tells of a God who became a man himself. God didn’t simply send a message; He became the messenger. We recall this momentous occasion – the divine incarnation – each year at Christmas.

Jordan Monge | The Harvard Ichthus | Volume 7, Number 4, Winter 2011
The Marriage of Justice and Mercy

The Marriage of Justice and Mercy

Christianity has seeming contradictions like a dog has fleas. This one consistently arises: how can a God of justice be, at the same time, a God of mercy? George MacDonald brings this contradiction to a point: “Those who say justice means the punishing of sin, and mercy the not punishing of sin, and attribute both to God, would make a schism in the very idea of God.”

Andrew Kim | Brown Cornerstone | Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2012

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