Opinions

Opinions

The Bible, It Is What It Is.

      The Bible is without a doubt the most misquoted and misunderstood book ever to be written. Because the Bible simply feels like it’s only a book made up of a bunch of texts thousands of years old, written by dozens of different people, and some of the […]

A smile of pain.
Opinions

Scarves- In Memoriam

      In these troubled times, I would like to take a moment out of our busy days to sit down with everyone and discuss something close to my heart: the scarf. A relic left over from the old days, when people didn’t have zippers or jackets and were […]

Opinions

Irony, Laughter, Sincerity

      In a recent article entitled “David Foster Wallace Was Right: Irony Is Ruining Our Culture,” written by Matt Ashby and Brendan Carroll, the argument is made that the irony and cynicism that so heavily color our culture are really only aimed at nothingness. I argue further that […]

Opinions

Sometimes, We Get Answers

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” -Naguib Mahfouz “It’s not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” -Albert Einstein       In the course of our lives, we […]

Opinions

Faith Focus: A Reflection on Lent

      Before we can discuss the nature of Lent, we must first discuss why it is important that Lent is a season. To say that something is a season is to say that it is part of an ever-changing cycle—e.g., winter, spring, summer, fall and so forth. The […]

Juan teaches Chiron how to swim in a lovely scene from Moonlight.
Opinions

Moonlight and Eastern Solidarity

      One of the most memorable scenes in “Moonlight” features a black man teaching a black boy how to swim. I think the power of the imagery is that it is at once tender and fierce: tender as an expression of trust, love and nurture; fierce because this […]

This photo of the broken Warner Library door was posted on the GoFundMe page along with this caption: “Allowing the door to remain broken is the moral equivalent of breaking it ourselves.”
Opinions

Fixing the Warner Library Door

      It’s an atrocity on our campus. Students scream in terror before it. Small children run in fear from it. Professors are generally miffed by it. I am, of course, talking about the library’s broken door!…Wait, what?…They fixed it…       It’s a miracle on our campus. […]

Opinions

Communities As Webs of trust

      James K.A. Smith, a professor at Calvin College and esteemed author, recently wrote an editorial piece for his online journal “Comment,” entitled, “Teach Us (How) to Trust: Suspicion and Cynicism Play Right Into the Hands of Authoritarian Demagogues. Let’s Consider Another Way Forward.” In the piece, he […]

Opinions

Faith Focus: The Race of Grace

      After many days and long hours of training, today you finally make it to race day. This is the moment you have been waiting for, to put your skills to the ultimate test. You’re full of excitement, all the adrenaline rising up as you take your place […]

Opinions

Eastern Hosts ISI Conference

      On Feb. 17, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) hosted guests from University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, John Jay Institute, Alliance Defending Freedom and various other organizations. It was a time to discuss and ponder ideas of liberty and religion and their intersection. The weekend started with a […]