Mark T. Pascut | 10 years old An adaptation of excerpts of the Book of Micah into Shakespearean dialogue. The word of the Lord that cometh to Micah of Moresheth In the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judath Micah Doom to those who hast devised iniquity and hast worked evil upon their … Continue reading Do Not Preacheth
Alexandra Sadler | 16 This may seem, at first, like a throwaway question. Of course you almost certainly desire justice – even demand it. And how could you not, when faced with a world in which the oppression of your loved ones and fellow man seems an almost inescapable reality? What the question asks, however, … Continue reading Can You Live with Justice?
Ryan Ward | 17 The idea that Christianity, and religion in general, is necessarily antithetical to the practice of political authority has enshrined itself as a commonplace in the much-cited “wall of separation” between church and state, which functions as an accepted cornerstone of our constitutional order. In liberal political theory, religion may have its … Continue reading Justice and Authority: The Political Power of the Gospel
Jehwoo Ahn | 16 “If this is what you truly want to do, then do it. We will no longer tell you what to do, what not to do; we are no longer responsible for your actions or their consequences. You’re free.” Despite my parents uttering the very words I thought would release me from … Continue reading I Found Freedom
Anastasia Arvin-DiBlasio | 19 We carried prayers about work and love and each other. About headaches and sports games and homework. We carried our coffee and granola bars, our bike locks and backpacks and coats on cold days which we hung over the pews in the comforting dark of the chapel. We carried our Bibles, … Continue reading Jesus Carried Us – Poetry
Katie Ippolito | 19 You sit down across from me and from the tension in your posture I can already tell you’re hoping that this is going to be one of those times that we laugh and chatter and only pay attention to what’s immediately in front of us. It’s tempting. The low hum of … Continue reading Conversations in Love & Justice
Shekinah Pettway | 18 Shekinah is my name. Its meaning is my reality, who I strive to be, and what The Lord requires of me. What does your name mean to you? Or better yet, how is the meaning of your name reflected in the way that you live? My name, Shekinah, is a word … Continue reading Shekinah: The Glory of God