The Chimes

Facing off: Republican abortion, gay marriage

October 21, 2008

The intersection of faith and politics causes tension among many Christians. We disagree on issues like abortion, stem-cell research, gay marriage and other ethical dilemmas. At the root of all these arguments is a deep wrestling wi...

Seeking to live God’s truth

October 21, 2008

On his deathbed, the philosopher Socrates is visited by his old friend Crito. Because of the injustice of Socrates’ sentence, Crito believes that escaping from prison would be the best thing to do. As evidence for his idea, Cr...

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YouTube Clip of the Week

October 21, 2008

When “How It’s Made” is more important than sleep

October 19, 2008

There was an awkward moment when I first walked into my bedroom as my roommate Anthony was walking out. Although our moments together are usually quite awkward, this one particular moment was differentiated from the others by...

Facing off: Why McCain is better

October 14, 2008

Over the past several weeks, I’ve outlined the main criteria for why I believe Sen. John McCain is the best choice as our next president. I’ve presented various reasons: his background and experience, his economic policy, hi...

Resurrecting political civility

October 14, 2008

Politics. It’s a word that conjures up images of people yelling, the colors red and blue, and the ever present elephant and donkey. But like it or not, debating is the name of the game and there’s really no way to skirt ar...

Alone on Parent Weekend

October 14, 2008

Dear Mom, It’s Parent Weekend, and you’re not here. Why? Love, Hannah I’ve never written my parents an e-mail like that. What would be the point? I knew why my parents couldn’t make it this past weekend. I’m from Flo...

A touching problem

October 14, 2008

Contact. What does it mean, anyway? It’s a sports term, a way to fix vision, and a totally foreign concept to most Americans. With phones, computers, and video games, one wonders whether direct human contact will eventually di...

Supporting Russell Crowe for President

October 14, 2008

I don’t know much about politics. As a matter of fact, the only thing I know about politics is the song "Politik" off of that Coldplay album, and considering that they misspelled it, my grasp of the concept is somewhat stinted. Ne...

Remembering to “take it to the Lord”

October 13, 2008

I don’t know about you, but when I was in junior high, one of my mom’s friends would send me business card sized “Pass It On” cards in the mail to encourage me. One had a picture of a teddy bear and said, “No God, No...

Facing off: Democratic foreign policy

October 7, 2008

A leader, not a scarecrow, is what our nation needs when it comes to foreign policy. Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin are up to their old tricks again, using scare tactics to further divide America and push their own out of...

Becoming the Hulk – without working out

October 7, 2008

It has recently come to my attention that I need to work out. This was told to me by two of my roommates, Anthony and Jon, who just got gym memberships, as well as by my roommate Micah, who spent the weekend eating out of a tu...

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