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Why Jesus?

Why Jesus?

J.R.R. Tolkien has undoubtedly captivated the heart of many in his Middle Earth saga, The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien’s ability to resonate with his audience lies in his tale’s appeal to human nature itself.

Mako Nagasawa | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2012
On Money

On Money

We accept Paul’s claim that the love of mon­ey is the root of all evil, but we know that that verse does not entail us to shun mon­ey itself as an evil. Money, at the end of the day, is also part of His Creation, and all things were created for His glory.

Richard Lee and April Koh | The Yale Logos | Winter 2012
The Divine Attributes

The Divine Attributes: Why an Imperfect God Just Won’t Do

Yoram Hazony’s version of apophaticism restricts theists to a kind of fideism, wherein our rational concept “God,” a human construct, is radically divorced from the subject of our faith, the non-conceptual, personal God. The result is confused, even contradictory.

Chris Hauser | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2013
Remember November

Remember November

While researching for this article, I ventured into internet forums to read what others who have considered suicide have written about their suicidal feelings, and found my sentiments echoed. Many say that if just one person cared it would make them go on living, or that they have been hurt by those whom they love.

Linda Kang | UPenn Common Subjects | Spring 2013
Suffering and the Closeness of God

Suffering and the Closeness of God

In recent months, a sudden bout of physical and mental illness has forced me to reexamine what it means to believe in God regardless of circumstance.

Howard Chang | The Claremont Ekklesia | Fall 2013

September 2013

Christian Materialism in Philosophy of Mind

Christian Materialism in Philosophy of Mind: Combining the Worldviews of Freud and Lewis

If there is a soul, why do mental states have a gradient quality? Why do animals have mental states approaching the same type as human beings?

Jordan Monge | The Harvard Ichthus | Spring 2012
Becoming Oneself: C.S. Lewis' Allegory of the Afterlife

Becoming Oneself: C.S. Lewis’ Allegory of the Afterlife

Accepting dignity rather than attempting to create it requires faith, for we must trust that what God has designed us to be is greater than anything we could mold ourselves into.

Macy Ferguson | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2013
Created to Serve

Created to Serve: The Telos of Work

As a senior, I get asked what one of my close friends calls the “Benjamin Braddock question” rather frequently: “What are you going to do after you graduate?”

Josh Satre | Swarthmore Peripateo | Spring 2013
Why Pray?

Why Pray?

Why pray? Does God even hear you? If you’re a good person, why not just enjoy life and forget about archaic religious demands?

Margaret Eichner | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2012
A Story about the Church

A Story about the Church

There are many of us, aren’t there? Many of us “grew up in the Church” and now peer back into our past with questions, doubts, frustration, and perhaps anger.

Ryan Stewart | The Claremont Ekklesia | Fall 2013
Meeting God in the Classroom

Meeting God in the Classroom

God takes delight when we take delight in His creation; if we would prefer to study philosophy instead of medicine, Caribbean wildlife instead of law, or Slavic poetry instead of business, we should ask ourselves if that desire comes from God. If it does, maybe He gave us that desire for a reason.

Calvin Jennings | UPenn Common Subjects |

August 2013

The Didion Conundrum

The Didion Conundrum

It’s clawing and creeping and unavoidable, and you become so exhausted and feel so generic in your depression that no one speaks of it. No one speaks of the [sophomore] slump.

Margaret Nickens | The Brown & RISD Cornerstone | Spring 2013
Why Wait?

Why Wait? An Analysis of Christian Ethical Perspectives on Premarital Sex

The traditional Christian injunction against premarital sex, writes C. S. Lewis, “is so difficult and so contrary to our instincts, that obviously either Christianity is wrong or our sexual instinct, as it is now, has gone wrong."

Teng-Kuan Ng | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2012
A Lament for Skepticism

A Lament for Skepticism

It seems to be a common assumption that religious believers are somehow irrational for holding the beliefs that they do. The claim, simply put, is that there just isn’t enough (or any) convincing evidence for the truth of many Christian beliefs, such as the belief in God, especially in light of the discoveries of modern science.

Enoch Kuo | Princeton Revisions | Summer 2013
On Writing

On Writing

In writing—in any creative act—we im­age our God, who spoke each minute detail of the world into existence, and in taking time to craft story out of words, we affirm the inherent value of embodied life that Christ so beautifully redeemed through the Incarnation.

Debbie Knubley | The Wheaton Pub | Fall 2012
Deconstruction and the Nature of God's Grace

Deconstruction and the Nature of God’s Grace

The Christian Church often either exuberantly embraces postmodernism or rejects it fully. Both of these extremist views show a willingness to put too much hope in human philosophies, a willingness which Saint Paul warns against in Colossians 2:8.

Caroline Suresh | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2013
The Messy Theology of Justice

The Messy Theology of Justice

Love is not about the show and discipline of religious habits, but about the raw, arduous, and messy everyday work of justice.

Hana Lehmann | Swarthmore Peripateo | Spring 2013

July 2013