Leap of Faith

BY CHRIS KUO In the classic 1989 film Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, one scene depicts Jones teetering at the edge of a massive precipice—to cross to the other side, he has to step into the thin air and trust that an invisible bridge will appear.  “It’s a leap of faith,” Jones mumbles. But, … Continue reading Leap of Faith

Snow Day

BY DOROTHY AMANKWAH To all who have wondered, Is God good? Have you not seen his tears? When He grieves for the world Beneath the skies. I have seen, When the snowflakes fall. Softly, the snow cries: Somewhere white soil is splattered with red blood The sound of gunshot echoes War after war The nations … Continue reading Snow Day

Human Steel

BY ADAM ENGGASSER College can be an extremely stressful place. For many students, especially at Duke, it is. We’re worried about exams, papers, extracurriculars, graduate schools, careers, relationships, finding our identity, the list goes on and on… there is absolutely no shortage of contributing factors that can make the student life stressful, and I feel … Continue reading Human Steel

Religion Can Be Convenient, but That Doesn’t Mean it Isn’t True

BY BEN BURNETTE Religion has its benefits. That’s true of pretty much all religions and has been throughout history. Religions bring cultures together. They provide a stable metanarrative on which societies build values, customs, and rituals, all of which, in turn, contribute to social cohesion. Many, if not all, religions promise an afterlife, thus offering … Continue reading Religion Can Be Convenient, but That Doesn’t Mean it Isn’t True

We’re All Searching for Refuge: A Christian’s Perspective on the Refugee Crisis

BY NEFER BASTULI If you walk the perimeter of East Campus, you will notice a two-foot wall encasing the university. Many view this wall as symbolically delineating two different worlds: Duke vs Durham, privilege vs disadvantage, us vs them… Take a few steps off East Campus and you will notice the stark contrast between the … Continue reading We’re All Searching for Refuge: A Christian’s Perspective on the Refugee Crisis