Spring 2015

The Physiology of Crucifixion

David Hulme

There have been many attempts to explain in medical terms what happens during crucifixion and in particular what caused the death of Jesus. 

 

Spring 2015

Twelve Curses

The Levites were to proclaim 12 curses for all to hear and give their assent. This announcement focuses on the outcome of disobedience to various laws and principles.

 

January 19, 2015

The Universe Within  

Zach Souder

Interstellar, nominated for five 2015 Oscars, explores the meaning of love. Can a film shed light on such a vast subject, or should we look elsewhere?

False Messiahs: Soviet Saviors

December 3, 2014

False Messiahs: Soviet Saviors

David Hulme

Joseph Stalin was responsible for the death of millions of Soviet citizens. It was Stalin’s mentor, Vladimir Lenin, who founded Soviet communism and insisted that terror was indispensable to political power. Could such men rise again? 

 

October 30, 2014

False Messiahs: Napoleon

David Hulme

From humble origins Napoleon Bonaparte, the “Little Corporal,” had become a neo-Roman ruler in the style of Julius Caesar. Just how did he do it?

 

Raising the Bar: The Pursuit of Excellence

Fall 2014

Raising the Bar

Mark J. Hulme

Three books offer insight into how to better find and practice excellence, and how to avoid those habits and instincts that too often derail our efforts.

The Sanctity of Life

Fall 2014

The Sanctity of Life

Paul Roberts

Around the world, the daily news is peppered with stories of violence, war and murder; it’s easy, therefore, to begin thinking of a lost life as little more than a statistic. But do people have the right to end the life of another? What is a human life—whether an elderly person, a newborn baby, or anyone in between—and what makes each one valuable?

The Heart of the Matter: Science and Environment

Fall 2014

The Heart of the Matter

Dan Cloer

As humans we’d like to control our global environment. But as that environment increasingly suffers at our hand, who will control the controller?

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