From “The Pattern of Christian Truth”

RICHARD LEE MC ’14 One of the classes I took in the past semester was Hist 226, “Jesus to Muhammad: Ancient Christianity to the Rise of Islam.” Taught by Prof. Stephen Davis, the class presents an historical overview of the development of the Church in her first seven centuries. It was fascinating and informative to say the least. I heartily recommend it to everyone (Christians and non-Christians) who finds church history remotely interesting. Now, brown-nosing to the professor aside, when I was preparing for its final exam a few days ago, I read an article online that I would like … Continue reading From “The Pattern of Christian Truth”

The Subtlety of Glory: Part 1

RODNEY EVANS, PC14 The first element: a window. It is dark. The faint scent of cold coffee belonging to the elderly lady beside me hangs in the air. My legs are stiff and restless. I listen to the roaring hum of the plane that propels me comfortably through the air at about 570 mph. That’s when I look out the small plastic window beside me at the thick nocturnal blackness. I think. I think of the great gulf of space that now lies between my bed and my body. I ponder the vastitude of this world in which I live. The … Continue reading The Subtlety of Glory: Part 1

The Subtlety of Glory: Part 2

RODNEY EVANS PC’14 The “elements” in part one of this post, and others like them, are commonly found in any activity, whether it is a missionary trip, or a trip to Durefee’s. God has endowed creation with such intricate depth, that even the smallest of things can be used to communicate the most precious and profoundest of truths. Even the most profound topics can be explained through the most rudimentary of terms. It is only through this realization that we can begin to move to a more full vision of who God is. God doesn’t need to rely on physical, … Continue reading The Subtlety of Glory: Part 2

Lessons From The ER

RODNEY EVANS, PC’14 So it was the final week of my sophomore year in college. My final exams were scattered throughout the week and studying was not an “optional” task. I meticulously planned the way my week would go, allotting the appropriate amount of study time needed for each exam. As I sat down in the library planning my week on Sunday, I had no idea that I would be confined to a hospital bed, IV in arm, the night before my Saturday final. But God knew. As a Christian, I realize that there is nothing that can happen in my … Continue reading Lessons From The ER

Definition of the Gospel, an Exercise of Brevity

RICHARD LEE MC ’14 Executive Director, Logos The Bible course at YFA (Yale Faith and Action) is on the Epistle to Romans this semester. As homework, the students were told to prepare a one-minute long explanation on the Gospel according to what Paul presented in Romans. Here is something I wrote, which I shall copy verbatim shamelessly. The Gospel of is the good news of the salvation of Faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, through Whom God has justly punished our sin and offered the free gift of righteousness to those with faith in Him. Through our willful … Continue reading Definition of the Gospel, an Exercise of Brevity

Some Thoughts after Nine Lessons and Carols, with Apology for Rambling

RICHARD LEE MC ’14 Executive Director, Logos I don’t always visit Battell Chapel, but when I did, I was almost overcome with emotions at the Nine Lessons and Carols Service. This service, originally conceived at the King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, has been (at least during my three year at Yale) a regularity attended by many students and University faculties. If you have never been to this service before, I strongly implore you to do so next year, or watch the Cambridge live broadcast on BBC. The lessons tracing mankind’s salvific history from the Fall to the Patriarchs to the … Continue reading Some Thoughts after Nine Lessons and Carols, with Apology for Rambling

Submission

JEANNI HWANG, TD ’14 I thrive in solitude. I loved independence. I’d convinced myself I was a natural at serene self-assurance. Like a swan. Often when I’m puzzled about where certain traits of mine come from, I just need to look back a bit.  I grew up learning to handle most things myself. My parents never asked me if I had finished my homework before going to bed, if I had documents for them to sign that permitted me to watch PG-13 clips of films in class, which flight I booked online before I booked them. But I’ve come to … Continue reading Submission