Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar
December 5th, 2017

Although Pope Francis did finally meet with the Rohingya in Bangladesh, he appears to be offering a balm for the pain without any real solutions. There are still huge questions about the future of the Rohingya and we must do more to help, writes guest contributor Sandra Gilman. Continue reading

A rosary hanging around a gun.
November 7th, 2017

Does religion, by nature, breed violent believers? The evidence speaks for itself. Muslims carry out violent attacks in the hopes of furthering a bloody Islamic crusade. Christians commit acts of violence against nonbelievers after receiving messages from God. Every day, blood is spilled in the name of one deity or another around the world. Continue reading

A collection of guns
October 6th, 2017

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, news headlines have been dominated by a single topic: gun control. This is obviously an important subject, and one we feel is worthy of a community discussion. In fact, all … Continue reading

A baby at a christening ceremony
July 7th, 2017

The most important thing on the day of your baby’s christening is that you take your time, relax, and enjoy your baby’s special day stress free. In order to do that, you must plan your day out ahead of time and tie up any loose ends ahead of schedule. Continue reading

A woman pictured in a cathedral
June 19th, 2017

Southern Baptists aren’t exactly known for progressive stances on gender equality, but this may be changing with their new translation of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). Published last fall, the CSB is an update on a Southern Baptist-affiliated version that … Continue reading

A Bible with a stethoscope
April 7th, 2017

Healthcare is a deeply political issue which forces splits along ideological lines. What is often drowned out beneath all the noise and finger pointing, however, are the basic moral and philosophical questions that guide our thinking. The gospel says “love thy neighbor”, but how far should that generosity extend? Continue reading

A child watching television.
February 24th, 2017

You may often wonder, “How do I convince my children that there are downsides to watching too much TV?” If you don’t have children, perhaps this is a question for your spouse, your friends, or even yourself. Television can rot our brains if we overindulge, but how can this issue be addressed? Continue reading

A man using self-medication to deal with stress by drinking alcohol.
February 15th, 2017

When encountering stress in life, we often deal with it in one of two ways: either through self-care, or self-medication. One is a healthy long term solution, the other is an unhealthy short-term band-aid. We examine this phenomenon and offer alternative methods for dealing with stress. What are your strategies? Continue reading

I am sorry message
January 24th, 2017

Have you ever received an insincere apology? A classic line is: “I’m sorry if you were offended.” Depending on the context, these words can feel empty, meaningless, and even sarcastic. That person is glossing over his or her responsibility, and … Continue reading

Two Christmas candles
December 12th, 2016

When I was in my early twenties, I became fed up with the blatant materialistic culture of the United States. With a close friend at my side, I left on a journey in search of truth. My operating rule was that if it didn’t fit in my backpack, I didn’t need it. Continue reading