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”
A.S. BETHEL, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR In the 19 years that I have been alive, the topic of sexual intercourse has never been discussed in my family. We all know what it is—it’s just awkward to bring up. Yet, the media these days is lowering standards of what is “PG-13”; books detail the process of intercourse, and … Continue reading On the Dignity of Sex
LISA ANN YU, STAFF WRITER
I am about to graduate, and one of my greatest fears is that I won’t have any friends after college. I know it sounds irrational, but I have had a bad history with friendships. hroughout my childhood, I alternated between one best friend I would become tired of and a group of friends where everyone else seemed closer to each other than they were to me. Is there hope for me? Or will my greatest fear soon become realized?
In my desire to learn more about forming friendships, I began to research how people form attachments. Continue reading “Boundary Lessons from Infants”
MEREDITH TRIPLET, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Political polarization has never been so high. It seems inevitable that political conversations will veer towards vitriol. How, exactly, has our country built such strong boundaries between those of differing political beliefs? Continue reading “How Would Jesus Vote?”
MEREDITH TRIPLET, CONTRIBUTING WRITER Looking back at my undergraduate experience, relationships played the biggest role in shaping me towards maturity — topping the impact of both classes and extracurricular activities. Why are relationships so important? Why do we spend so much of our time and energy trying to maintain friendships, fall in love, and avoid … Continue reading Relating as God’s Image-Bearers