Monthly Archives: April 2017

All Is Vanity?

By Francine Grace Tan, Class of ’19   In “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection,” Thomas Chalmers suggests that all men live in a state of constant desire. It is impossible not to desire something, even for a single second. In our fallen condition, the object of our hearts’ desires will always be the […]

Why Should Non-Christians Care About Jesus Christ?

by David Johnson, Class of ‘20   I remember it like it was yesterday. Several years ago, much of my extended family was gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, having a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Grandma really outdid herself with the turkey and stuffing this time, and the room was beautifully decorated. Everything was just right. I’ll have […]

Approaching the Cross

By Francine Grace Tan, class of ’19 No theology is genuinely Christian which does not arise from and focus on the cross. – Martin Luther To the outsider, it must seem odd that Christians commemorate, contemplate and celebrate the death of their Savior Jesus Christ. Crucifixion—the brutal execution method devised by the Romans has become […]

Don’t All Religions Lead to God?

By David Johnson, Class of ‘20 Some have compared all religions in the world to a group of blindfolded men touching an elephant. Wandering aimlessly, some of them will probably touch the trunk, others the legs, and others still the tail. Each will come to a different conclusion about what animal they are touching based […]

The Role of Suffering in the Christian Faith

By Joanna Tien, Class of ’18 “3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5 While suffering is biblically […]

Free At Last

By Francine Grace Tan, Class of ’19   I wept the first time I watched Disney’s Aladdin, when I heard Aladdin tell the Genie, “You’re free.” It was incredibly moving to see the Genie’s reaction as the shackles fell off his wrists and he gazed at the lamp in his hands that once held him […]

The Incomparable Savior: Jesus and the Resurrection

By Micheal C.H. Lim (Guest Contributor)   As Easter draws near, the thoughts of Christians around the world turn to the central doctrine of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The scholar Raymond E. Brown rightly observes that the resurrection “was the supreme intervention of God in human existence, the supreme miracle.” The […]