This is part of a syndicated series for Lent 2019 with Harvard’s Christian Journal Ichthus. Visit Ichthus at http://www.harvardichthus.org By Bradley Yam, Saybrook ’21. Bradley is majoring in Ethics, Politics and Economics. Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his … Continue reading Good Things
by Bradley Yam, SY ’21 Imagine that you are given a glove that granted you magical god-like powers over all of human life everywhere. You would only need to snap your fingers, and it would in some way make the … Continue reading Thanos and Theodicy: Why don’t we just fix the world? (Part 1)
by Bradley Yam, SY ’21 Sing, sing out my Soul, And cry, cry out my Soul, Cry of all your troubles, Of your pains, let them flow And feast on all our tears, And spill out all your fears … Continue reading Psalm 42
So many grown-up Christians I admired– my grade’s small group leader in youth group, C. S. Lewis himself, and many others– had a tangible turning point at which they became followers of Christ. No matter what struggles they faced in their faith, they had that moment to turn to and consider, to comfort them; I had nothing of the kind. I yearned so strongly for some decisive event in my own life, to help dispel the doubts and distance from God I felt for almost all of high school. Maybe if I could have such a moment of overwhelming certainty, of unquestioned belief that God is real and really who He says He is, I would feel more secure in my faith. Continue reading Following Jesus from Cradle to College
By Vienna Scott I, soley and errantly human, am a simple thinking thing Reduced to a baseline irreducible complexity Miraculous in existence of unceasing dependency If I am to trust the greatest paragons of philosophy Life, in a … Continue reading Simple Humanity (an interpreted villanelle)
“Our love is really limited, isn’t it? I’m only capable of giving my love and energy and time to three people, my wife and two kids, and then some friends, some coworkers, some neighbors that I live by and then I’m maxed out… I just don’t have the capacity. Our love has limits.” Continue reading Finding Home and Unlimiting love
by Christian Olivier, TC ’20 What does it mean to be a Christian at Yale? Being a Christian at Yale means always relying on God’s grace and mercy to speak thoughtfully, act graciously, think critically, and love deeply, never … Continue reading Being Christian at Yale
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 1 Timothy 4:2 ESV Continue reading A Case for Rebuke
This day, 2000 years ago, the King above every government on Earth; the Creator of this Universe who simply spoke and things came into being; the all-knowing God who was from the beginning and is to eternity;
This God came to you and I. Continue reading Is Christmas already over?
What is God’s purpose for romance? Continue reading What is God’s Purpose for Romance?
Where is God in our hearts when the nitrogen of self-reliance creeps to poison? Where is the Cross when we try to atone for our errors and earn praise from ourselves and others? Christ’s merits are forgotten in that daze, under the push and pull of those waters we face, and we take for granted His permanence. There is danger in the beauty of this place. Continue reading Decompression: Thoughts on Homesickness
He stood up for the minorities; he walked alongside those who were hurt; he marched with the oppressed. He was betrayed and in the end, the very people he trusted most crucified him. But here is where you and I can find strength and power. Continue reading To My Black Friends: You are Victorious. Even in Death.