Is Tolerance Enough?
As we look closer at the definition of “tolerance,” we begin to understand why it may be a rather imperfect word, inadequate to face the current climate.Grace Liu | Vanderbilt Synesis | Spring 2018
Who Are the Middle Eastern Christians?
Westerners’ broad concern for Middle Eastern Christians was and is well intentioned, but poorly informed, in part due to apathy and in part due to the lack of resources on the subject.Christian Šidák | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2016
Theology of Terrorism: Exploring the Roots of Religious Violence
Unfortunately, the question of what “terrorism” actually means is a surprisingly difficult one, considering its near-constant use by the media today.Joshua Tseng-Tham | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2016
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
Jesus, America and the Middle East
Throughout my upbringing and young adulthood, I have been confronted by Jesus’ amazing and radical love while also witnessing unloving political acts directed at those affiliated with the Middle East.Danica Harootian | The Claremont Ekklesia | Fall 2014
Does Divine Mercy Contradict Divine Justice?
If justice is giving what is due and mercy is overlooking what is due then it appears that justice and mercy really are contradictory.Danielle D'Souza | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2014
Constantinople Captured! Ambition, Violence, and the Disunity of Christianity
How did Christians – who believe in peace – succumb to violence in this episode, and how do human failings affect the unity of Christians? Let us first consider the historical event.Margaret Eichner | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2013