Chris WilliamsWhy I Don't Care About the Oscars This Year
This year's Oscars honor an array of films that celebrate everything I love about the movies. The apathy I'm feeling is very strange.
Coby Michael SmithThe Hidden Light of the Dark Ages
The "Dark Ages" weren't as dark after all. It served as the fertile soil for the growth to come with the Renaissance.
Neil CarterI Drew the Line at Canaan
The appalling injustice of this storyline came crashing down on me.
Debra Landwehr EngleAre You Sabotaging Your Own Joy?
We're taught to believe that if we're unhappy, something outside of us is to blame. In fact, everything we experience starts with our own mind.
Mary PezzuloLent Without Bread
Everyone fails at Lent. We need Lent in the first place because we are failures.
Jennifer Woodruff TaitGod's Into Art, Not Empires
Art is not "an ox to draw the cart of evangelism". Art is art. Making good art honors God.
Justin WhitakerPsychologists Test the Dalai Lama's Teaching on Compassion
There seems to be truth to his famous quote: "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
Fred StellaEmbracing a Hindu Life: One Journey to Becoming Hindu
As most Indians intertwine faith and culture in Hinduism, the same can be said for Italians and Christianity.
Lilith DorseyMardi Gras Magic: Creating Change at Carnival Time
Mardi Gras is a party, a protest, a release, and a revolution.
Ben SpackmanThe Complexities of History in the Ensign
In a limited etymological sense, all history is "fiction" because it is the conscious attempt to create a coherent story.
Gregory Eran GronbacherJewish Theology: A Primer
How is unity realized? How is Jewish tradition and meaning preserved?
K. Albert LittleIs the Church Just an Invisible Collection of Believers?
The early church looked nothing like the scattered churches, denominations, and meeting houses of today's Christian landscape.
Robert A.H. CohenJews Welcome Refugees (Unless They're Palestinian)
Israel is not just a country where Jews live. It's a modern miracle. It's our post-Holocaust resurrection.
Connor WoodWhy Colleges Need More Conservative Professors
At its best, liberal morality keeps us from getting complacent. But conservative morality does something good, too.
Adam Lee"The Fountainhead": No Man Is an Island
Caring about other people's opinions isn't a strange or abnormal trait.