“Close Reading”

MARKUS BOESL TD ’14 Christians have throughout history maintained the importance of a proper understanding of the scriptures. Hermeneutics, the study of interpretation and interpretive methods, largely originated in an attempt to rightly interpret and understand the Scriptures. Indeed, much of the field we now call Literary Criticism traces its methodological roots to attempts at historical Biblical interpretation. In a recent opinion article in the Yale Daily News, entitled “Reading better for real marriage,” the author takes issue with the “poor critical reading skills” exhibited by people who “take texts at face value.” Specifically, the author is attacking those who would … Continue reading “Close Reading”

Christianity and Feminism

APRIL KOH TD ’14 Executive Director I am a Christian. I am a Yale student. I am a woman. Three identities that are not too hard to piece together, especially when you don’t think too much about it. A smart Christian girl. You see those everywhere. No surprise. But press the issue a little harder. Look a little closer, and you’ll see that those identities don’t really blend all so well– I wake up on a Sunday morning and feel a bit guilty for that brief slip in my thinking — “Do I have time to go to Mass today?” … Continue reading Christianity and Feminism

Come Together

Shelly Kim, PC ’15, Editor, Social Media My biggest complaint since freshman year regarding the Christian community at Yale was that there were too many. On one hand, I was ambushed starting my first days of freshman year with love, baked goods, smiling faces of people who wanted to be my friend and people who wanted to mentor me. As long as you make even the smallest effort to seek a Christian community, you are bound to find more than you know what to do with. There was a point when I was going to 4 different Bible studies, 2 … Continue reading Come Together

A Letter to Yale

EVELYN ROBERTSON TC ’15 Blog Administrator On November 1st, the Come Together event saw many different Christian fellowships on Yale’s campus come together for a large group meeting for the first time. Chris Matthews, one of the ministry fellows from Yale Faith and Action, shared the following imaginary letter from Jesus to the Christian students at Yale: “To the Church at Yale Chris Matthews Inspired by Revelation 2-3: An Imaginary Letter from Christ to His Beloved Servants at Yale These are the words of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to my beloved ones at Yale, I know … Continue reading A Letter to Yale