Crux is a new undergraduate journal of Christian thought at Duke University. The name “Crux” encompasses our desire to write about the intersection of faith and life, heaven and earth, the already and the not yet. It also symbolizes our university’s prior commitment to lift high the cross of Christ as evidenced by the cross shape of West Campus, and the cross in the center of our seal. As Paul writes in 1st Corinthians 1-2, the cross of Christ is folly in the eyes of the world’s wisdom, but for those who know Him, it is the power of God for salvation. We want to write with spiritual wisdom, not endeavoring to produce eloquent words, lest the Cross be robbed of its power, but striving to communicate with the honesty, humility, and grace of the Spirit of God.
Crux is a member of the network of undergraduate journals of Christian thought called the Augustine Collective. For more information, see augustinecollective.org/.
To present Christian perspectives on social, cultural, and academic topics within the Duke community.
We believe that Christian intellectual exploration and imagination yield abundant life.
Statement of Faith
All of our staff writers agree to the Nicene Creed:
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come. Amen.
We reserve the right to only publish articles that are in line with our statement of faith. The opinions expressed in Crux articles are solely those of the individual authors and do not reflect the views of Duke University or all Crux staff members.
Apply to be a staff writer
If you would like to join our team, please click here to complete an application.