Three Images of the Cross

Dr. Kelly McFallProfessor HistoryChair of the Division of Humanities On Easter Sunday this year, I was one of 9 people in our sanctuary.   We baptized 12-year old Luke during the service (don’t worry—much thought was given to how to keep everyone safe).  As an elder, it was my job to charge the congregation toContinue reading “Three Images of the Cross”

Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 4

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 4Written by Murphy Obershaw They followed the Cloud in silence, treading over the grassy field and its numerous wildflowers. Emma kept thinking about whatContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 4”

Patience as Bravery

By Emily Simon For a girl that had never lived further than 10 minutes away from home, moving to South Korea stretched my comfort zone into a completely unrecognizable shape. Normal, adult routines like navigating the grocery store and accessing a bank account became challenges within themselves, but simultaneously tackling the chaos of first-time teachingContinue reading “Patience as Bravery”

Mercy and the Universe

by John G. Brungardt, assistant professor In one of my philosophy classes this week, we will be discussing the philosophical understanding of God’s act of creation and the nature of the created universe. Our main author for that endeavor is St. Thomas Aquinas, medieval theologian, philosopher, and author of the Summa Theologiae, the unfinished medieval masterpiece.Continue reading “Mercy and the Universe”

Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 3

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 3Written by Madeline Alvarez Emma jumped and reached out to Daniel. For all the looking over his shoulder he’d done before, Daniel couldn’t bringContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 3”

Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 2

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 2Written by Cole Schnieders “What is it Daniel? It better not be another one of those Avatar graphic novels. You’re supposed to pay forContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 2”

God-Shaped Holes

Dr. McFallProfessor of HistoryChair of the Division of Humanities I grew up in a conservative Protestant church which didn’t really mention Lent.  Lent was that thing Catholics did. And, in the small rural town in which I grew up, that was not a recommendation. I had friends whose parents forbade us from dating Catholics. WhyContinue reading “God-Shaped Holes”