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Mom’s Day

May 9, 2008

In honor of this coming Sunday I decided to write a column on Mother’s Day. And I couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to write about Mother’s Day than by using the same technique that I use in celebrating it: specifically...

Accepting the fact that I’m about to graduate

May 9, 2008

Well, I’ve done it. On May 24, 2008, I will officially welcome myself into American society and step out of the world of academia. I will be a college graduate. If I could get through life on the coattails of academics I...

Prices Soar – But Is it really that bad?

April 2, 2008

Ben Franklin said death and taxes were the only two certainties. He never owned a car. I’d propose that we amend Mr. Franklin’s list to include “complaining about gas prices.” While prices of most commodities co...

Homeschooling ends in CA, stereotypes continue

March 13, 2008

How do you spell the word “home?” It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? Now how about the word “schooled?” This also seems easy. Now put the two words together. The word “homeschool” ha...

Chapel changes: a blessing we should be thankful for

March 13, 2008

Fifteen and four. It’s the new talk around campus, and no, I am not talking about baseball scores. Fifteen and four is the big talk on campus because they are the new rules: Your presence is mandated at 15 chapels and four conferences...

Cell Phone Etiquite

March 13, 2008

Probably not since Eli Whitney’s cotton gin has there been such an influential invention as the cellular telephone. Good ol’ Mr. Bell, inventor of the standard, tied-down phone in 1876, may or may not have imagined hi...

Procrastination and college life

March 13, 2008

This is my last semester before graduating in May, and I feel that I can honestly say that I have learned a lot. I’m not normally one to brag, but Biola should probably give me two or three degrees since I’ve learned so...

Facts, Schmacts

February 29, 2008

We at The Chimes take our journalistic reputations seriously. And that’s why, when I receive letters from fictitious readers, like this one, I take the time to address them. “Dear James, so what’s the deal with The Chimes?...

Overcoming the Age of Ignorance

February 29, 2008

A couple weekends ago, I attended a seminar entitled “Cultural Apologetics: Goodness, Truth and Beauty from Dante to Harry Potter” that was presented by John Mark Reynolds. Although the message was focused around Christian...

Acknowledging our Frailty and God’s Desire to Save us Despite

February 29, 2008

My interest in McManus has grown in recent years for a couple of reasons. First, when friends of mine moved to Beverly Hills, I joined them in the hunt for a church and one Sunday morning we landed at McManus’ church, Mosaic....

Fighting for Religious Freedom: The War Against Liberalism

February 15, 2008

As our nation enters the 21st century, we have left behind two centuries of prosperity and dignity. According to many scholars, we are in the Age of the Church. But is this age passing away? As Christians of the new millennium,...

Elementary Thoughts On Love

Elementary Thoughts On Love

February 15, 2008

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