Towards a Stained-Glass Home: Diaspora and the Goodness of WashU
I long for a true home where I can rest and belong in a deep, abiding way that enfolds and transcends all my identities, experiences, values, and relationships. I haven’t found that yet, but I long for it with all my heart.Miles Woodhull | The WashU Kairos | Fall 2018
Identity-ing: Embracing Identity in Flux
What do we do when we find - suddenly or gradually, in relatively trivial things like boba or in weightier things - that we are not who we used to be, or we are not who others think we are?Liz Cooledge Jenkins | Stanford Vox Clara | Fall 2018
The Peculiar Shape of Christian Identity
For Christians, personal identity is story-shaped (not abstract), derivative (not intrinsic), other-centered (not autonomous), and incomplete (not fully available to us in the here and now).Teal McGarvey and Nick Nowalk | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2016
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. He […]Emani Pollard | Cornell Claritas | Spring 2017
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
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
Things Worthy to Be Loved
What motivates us anyway? Why ought we to take ownership of our education and explore these “things worthy to be loved”?Sang Lee | Princeton Revisions |
Why Is There Winter In Narnia?
Why is there winter? And second, what needs to happen for the life-giving thaw of spring to return? In other words, what is the origin of what is wrong with the world, and what is the solution to it?Nick Nowalk | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2012, Volume 8, Number 3.