Far From Home and Alone

By Asher Imtiaz Editor’s note: This essay is reposted by permission of the author and the original host, The Living Church. All images featured are courtesy of Asher Imtiaz. Shortly after I arrived in the United States, I came across some statistics about international students that remain worth sharing. Approximately 40 percent of these students never… Continue Reading

Shelf Life in Social Isolation

By Laura Wetter In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:1,4-5 NKJV As the coronavirus pandemic began to… Continue Reading

Out of Sight

By Laura Stevenson What have you looked at today? What have you seen? Is there a difference between what you have looked at and what you have seen? Within the last year I have researched topics related to vision and perception. While most may think looking and seeing can be used interchangeably, there is a… Continue Reading

Remember, You Are Dust

By Victoria Emily Jones Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris. “Remember, man, that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” This dictum from the Ash Wednesday liturgy, taken from God’s words to Adam in Genesis 3:19, is the starting point for Lent. Pronounced by the priest as he or she… Continue Reading

Altars of Reconciliation

By Erin Shaw As long as I can remember, I’ve had one foot in two worlds: I am both a citizen of the Chickasaw nation and a seventh-generation follower of Jesus. It’s been the work of my life to live in that tension and as best I can, understand and reconcile it. Altars of Reconciliation… Continue Reading

Cleaning Moby Dick – Books as Multimedia

By Josh deLacy When I need to see a book without reading it, I’ll spin the page upside down so the letters look like cuneiform and the ideas fall out. I’ll spread pens, highlighters, and half a ream of upside-down manuscript across a table and flip through it without reading a single word. Each page… Continue Reading

Movement Imagined: Historical Perspectives

By Lawan Glassock How do we see movement in art when in reality it is still? As seen from Classical to Modernism, there are certain qualities of art that are able to convey an imagined movement. Historically artists have accepted to a large extent, the inherent static nature of their work and contented themselves with… Continue Reading

Kanye’s Epiphany

By Will Montei Sing every hourEvery minuteEvery secondSing each and every millisecondWe need YouWe need YouWe need YouOh, we need YouSing ‘til the power of the Lord comes down– “Every Hour,” Kanye West Told people God was my missionWhat have you been hearin’ from the Christians?They’ll be the first one to judge meMake it feel… Continue Reading

Storing Our Tears

By Micah Behr After a house fire claimed most of my possessions and temporarily displaced my housemate and me earlier this year, I noticed that I wasn’t feeling the sense of loss that one might naturally feel after a significant life event like a fire. I traced part my lack of grief back to the… Continue Reading