“Why politics?” This is a question I’ve received more times than I can count, especially since I recently decided to run for ASUC Senate at UC Berkeley. “Shouldn’t Christians pursue more ‘important’ aspirations, like missions, prayer, or family?” “Isn’t politics too corrupt and dark for Christians to engage in?” “Aren’t you afraid of being sucked … Continue reading Why Politics?
Victoria Lai, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
“In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
For some, this phrase is meaningless. For others, it’s merely a routine ending to prayer. And still for others, it’s the single most powerful way to plead with God. In this article, I will unpack this phrase through the following question: why do Christians end their prayers with the name of Jesus? Continue reading “Why in the name of Jesus?”
Simon Kuang, STAFF WRITER
No force of man or nature grips the human heart with as much violence as fear. We look both ways before crossing the street and procrastinate looking up our grades. We live in a decade in which the manipulation of fear has proven itself so insidious that nations and continents wage war to eradicate it. My challenge, however, is to look at the things that you fear as an individual: what are these things that paralyze us or move us to act? Rejection, disease, disaster, loss—surely, death? Continue reading “So where are the real scary things?”
Jacinta Lu, STAFF WRITER
Dear Heavenly Father.
“How do I know that I love God?”
My Sunday School teacher gave me a weird look.
Nicholas Ward, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
Would Solomon still have written this if he had seen today’s world, with its satellites and computers and autonomous vehicles? On the outside at least, the world has changed immensely since he wrote those words. Have science and technology allowed us to break free of this cycle, to overcome the hopelessness of nature? Continue reading “Remembrance of Later Things”
William Tang, CONTRIBUTING WRITER In today’s society, many people see love through a rather one-sided lens. It’s the lifeblood of fairy tales, the driving factor behind the most endearing of songs, and the intangible force that ties together even the most unlikely of marriages. And while I certainly agree with each of these associations, there’s … Continue reading The Crippling Power of Love
Knowledge is power, but what is knowledge? Lauren Hall, CONTRIBUTING WRITER Scientia potentia est, more commonly known as “knowledge is power,” is an aphorism suggesting that higher forms of knowledge correlate with greater power. Though the aphorism has been uttered so frequently as to relegate it trite, it reflects humanity’s desire to establish a measure … Continue reading “Scientia Potentia Est”