The Roots of Urban Civilization

December 31, 2012

The Roots of Urban Civilization

Daniel Tompsett

Modern cityscapes appear to have been built with the specific aim of serving the needs of our civilizations. But where does the idea of the city itself originate?

Towers of Babble: What's in a Name?

July 30, 2012

Towers of Babble: What’s in a Name?

Daniel Tompsett

The Tower of Babel was built somewhere on the plain of Shinar, although the exact site of the tower has been much debated by scholars.

Remarks by J Chambliss in Scopes Trial decision

July 21, 2012

Concurring Opinion of Justice Chambliss from the Tennessee Supreme Court Decision

Two theories of organic evolution are well recognized, one the theistic, which not only concedes, but maintains, consistently with the Bible story, that ‘the Lord God formed man from the dust of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.’ This is the theory advanced eloquently by learned counsel for Scopes, and held to by numerous outstanding scientists of the world.

On the Trail of the Easter Bunny

April 5, 2012

On the Trail of the Easter Bunny

Alice Abler

Easter is considered one of the oldest and most sacred Christian holidays, but what do rabbits and eggs have to do with the celebration? 

The Phoenix and the Early Church

Fall 2011

The Phoenix and the Early Church

Daniel Tompsett

Is the story of the mystical phoenix just an ancient flight of fancy? Its rebirth through Christian writings suggests otherwise.

Biography: Otto von Habsburg

July 29, 2011

Obituary: Otto von Habsburg

Al Scheck

Otto von Habsburg died at the age of 98 Monday, July 4, 2011, at his home in Germany. 

Biography: Mark Twain

Spring 2010

Mark Twain: The Whited Sepulchre

Mark J. Hulme

Mark Twain’s novels are some of the best examples of American literature. Though known for his humor, Twain shows a bitter edge in his later works.