Character Doubling in Marilynne Robinson’s Home: Salvation, Predestination, and Grace
The doubling of Jack and Glory reminds us that stereotypes and outward appearances are no indication of the state of one’s soul. There is always far more to the story.Jenna Watson | The Wheaton Pub | 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
“Myth Become Fact”
Throughout history, countless characters have arisen who speak or act in ways that remind one of Christ. In light of this, how could Christianity explain its ideas as unique and more legitimate than others?Becky Bowman Saunders | St Olaf Avodah | Spring 2015
In the absence of a story that connects us to what is going on around us, we find that any sort of yearning for purpose is quickly replaced by a frenzied and arbitrary pursuit of desires. The Christian faith leads us elsewhere.Roshni Patel | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2012
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
Why Ask Why?
It is not my point to argue here, only to ask. Is Christianity a philosophical system? Or is it a way of life? Both? Or something else altogether?Kelly Maeshiro | The Harvard Ichthus | Fall 2012, Volume 8, Number 3
Whom Are We Friends with and Why?
As the ancient philosophers recognized the ease with which we can settle for less from our relationships, the current cultural context challenges us, diverts us from what it means to have a true friend and be one.Hannah Jung | The Dartmouth Apologia | Fall 2012, Volume 7, Issue 1