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The Untapped Potential of Storytelling

“Only by myth-making, only by becoming a ‘sub-creator’ and inventing stories, can Man ascribe to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall.”  This statement, made by J.R.R. Tolkien in conversation with C.S. Lewis, is a bold one. How can story-telling be a...

A Look Back: The Role of Christian Churches in Two Pandemics

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus a year ago, numerous comparisons have been made between this pandemic and the infamous 14th-century bubonic plague. While the black death had a higher mortality rate than coronavirus, and scientific knowledge has made us far...

Giving In Light of Eternity: A Call to Christian Charity

“Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.” In the opening stave of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol, that line sets the scene, communicating Scrooge’s light-less surroundings and miserly priorities. However, by the end of the story, the cost of...

Finding the Motivation to Learn

Although remote learning caused by COVID-19 has been lauded as more efficient and affordable than previous modes of instruction, and has potential to alleviate student debt in the future, one of the most common obstacles to success posed by online school is a lack of...

Obstacles to Justice in the Ethio-Egyptian Nile Dispute

The recent construction and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile has erupted in disputes between Ethiopia and its downstream neighbor—Egypt. These dispute have led to everything from Tik Tok battles and malicious hacking to failed...