Announcing: The Duke Crux X UVA Bearings 2021 Advent Series!
Advent is a time when Christians celebrate and anticipate the coming of our Savior, Jesus. This Advent season, Duke Crux will be collaborating with UVA Bearings, a fellow member organization of the Augustine Collective, to produce The Duke Crux X UVA Bearings 2021 Advent Series. This series will explore topics at the intersection of Christianity…
By Anson Clark I was waiting here to miss you. The tattered Bible you gave me – St. John, among others, staring back at me – Stopped me from leaping into The dark. Prevented me from
Who in the World are Evangelicals?
BY ADEJUWON OJEBUOBOH The mellow brick of Durham’s American Tobacco Historic District soaked in the sunlight on one recent beautifully lit Sunday morning. A science lab, Duke’s finance office, and a quaint café lay neatly tucked together as the sun beamed off a snowy-colored water tower. Beneath it, a cluster of masked people exploded in…
BY ANDREW RAINES Ekphrasis on “The Dream of the Virgin” by Simone dei Crocefissi (1355 – 1399) Already he stretches out his small hands as if to welcome the nails that are his His soft palms receptive and waiting for sharp friends made just for them Casting aside the magi’s gifts to make space ready…
BY RAFAELA DE OLIVEIRA As a Christian, I believe the Bible—in all its complexity—is true, and, therefore, I “trust it as a guide to faith and life.”1 In the past couple years, I’ve learned to draw on scripture beyond what I’ve seen or heard within the Church. This happened as I began to understand that…
I’m Done Taking Sides if It Isn’t His
BY RAFAELA DE OLIVIERA Can we tell God from a manmade king? Can we tell love from a promise ring?Can we tell the Kingdom from the kingdom where we lay our head down at night?You are my country. Gable Price and Friends, “You are My Country” Today, the world’s political and social climate is rife…
BY ANDREW RAINES Thank you for walking the Lenten road with us from Ash Wednesday until this glorious new morning. It’s been our honor to share our meditations and prayers with you. We close with the words of a fourth-century bishop. Every Easter, Orthodox Christians hear this sermon by St. John Chrysostom read during morning…
BY ANDREW RAINES They have anointed his body with oil And veiled his face like a bride. They have laid him in Joseph’s tomb… What bride gave you her veil to wear? What kind of sleep steals you away? Darkness cloaks you. You cannot hear me. Your lips hold no last parable. Your tongue speaks…
An Appointed Place
BY JEREMY BEGBIE Many of us are haunted by the memory of a missed opportunity. Near the end of Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory, an old priest sits in his cell the night before his execution. He looks back over his life, thinking of all the things he could have done and…
This piece is part of syndicated series in collaboration with Yale Logos for Lent 2021. You can read the original piece at https://www.yalelogos.com/home/two-thieves. BY JOHN DAOUD Lent calls us to improve and deepen our relationship with the Lord in many ways. One such way is through an examination of his Passion. I have recently been…