Shadowy Singleness

Thomas Smyly Christian Studies, Faith Leave a Comment

A friend approaches, face glowing with happiness, bearing good news about their new relationship. Once again, the contradictory feelings of congratulations and self-pity combat within me. The former bears outward expression; the latter, inward concealment. Sure, the Christian thing to do is console myself by rehersing the line, “You just need to wait for the ‘right one.’” But, what do …

Our Sacramentality

Brad Hill Christian Studies Leave a Comment

“A meal is still a rite—the last ‘natural sacrament’ of family and friendship, of life that is more than ‘eating’ and ‘drinking.’” —Alexander Schmemann Many cultures claim to be more adept “enjoyers” of food than others. There are some that possibly enjoy food too much or opt to enjoy the unhealthiest options possible. (I mean, the only way to make …

How Can I Fight Human Trafficking?

Hilary Schultz Christian Studies 1 Comment

Human trafficking reports are rising daily. The average person may ask, “What can I do to help this monstrosity?” or they may just shrug it off, “There is nothing I can do anyway.” Yet, doing something about it often seems like an insurmountable task. What, if anything, can we do about human trafficking? When I first came to University of …