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  1. Flammable Objects
    Brian Julian
    Philosophy: Examines various options for thinking about material things.(08/2020)
  2. Coming to Grips with Weird Physics
    Chris Swanson
    Science: Examines some scientific theories in the light of common sense.(04/2020)
  3. In a Mirror Dimly
    Chris Alderman
    Society: Discusses the role of the Romantics in intellectual history.(08/2019)
  4. “The Word of God” in Our Time
    Charley Dewberry
    Society: Defends the Bible as the “Word of God.”(02/2019)
  5. Son of David, Son of Abraham
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Explains the importance of Matthew’s beginning his Gospel with a genealogy.(02/2019)
  6. The Lie of Authenticity
    Chris Swanson
    Living: Argues that our culture over emphasizes individual freedom and self-expression.(02/2019)
  7. The Great Books in the Twenty-first Century
    Eliot Grasso
    Education: Discusses the importance of the Great Books for teaching us about human heritage, diversity, and respectful conflict.(02/2019)
  8. Pearls before Swine
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Discusses what Jesus meant in Matthew 7:6 when he said, “Do not throw your pearls before the swine.”(02/2019)
  9. Sacred Science
    Chris Swanson
    Science: Argues that science plays the same role in our society as the sacred has played in the past.(02/2019)
  10. Pure in Heart
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Explores what Jesus means in the Beatitudes when he says, “Blessed are the pure in heart.”(02/2019)
  11. Confidence and Humility
    Eliot Grasso
    Education: Purposes that the objective of understanding secular texts in Gutenberg’s curriculum is to cultivate confidence and humility.(02/2019)
  12. Miracles
    Chris Swanson
    Society: Looks at a historical argument against miracles to explore some non-analytical factors that direct people’s thinking about miracles.(02/2019)
  13. Forbear with One Another
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Discusses “forbearing” with one another as taught in Philippians 4:4-7.(02/2019)
  14. In Support of Stress
    Tim McIntosh
    Education: Addresses students to argue that the “stress” of assignments promotes growth.(02/2019)
  15. A Gutenberg Education Is an Opportunity
    Toby Johnston
    Education: Gives one alumni’s answer to the question of why a student should value a Gutenberg education.(01/2018)
  16. The Greek Polis and American Individualism
    Chris Swanson
    Society: Compares the ancient Greek and modern American views on personal freedom.(01/2018)
  17. Lead Us Not Into Temptation
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Explores the meaning of the phrase “do not lead us into temptation” in Matthew 6.(01/2018)
  18. Be "Perfect"
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Explains Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5:48.(01/2018)
  19. My Thanks
    David Crabtree
    Education: Expresses David Crabtree’s thanks as he leaves Gutenberg after twenty-two years as its president.(01/2018)
  20. Where We Are and Whither We Go
    Chris Swanson
    Education: Reaffirms the ongoing mission of Gutenberg College.(01/2018)
  21. The Power of Presuppositions
    Chris Swanson
    Philosophy: Argues that presuppositions are central to all thought and action.(01/2018)
  22. The Vindication of Losers
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Draws attention to a subtler and less obvious ramification of Jesus’ resurrection.(01/2018)
  23. Why Rachel?
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Elucidates the meaning of “Rachel weeping” in Jeremiah 31:15.(01/2018)
  24. The Neglected Teaching of Jesus
    Tim McIntosh
    Theology: Explores one of the central themes of Jesus' teaching: the Kingdom of God.(10/2016)
  25. When Normalcy Does Not Prevail
    Jack Crabtree
    Living: Gives council on how to function when turmoil and disorder prevail.(10/2016)
  26. My Hour Is Not Yet
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: Describes the first coming of Jesus and the account of Jesus and Mary at Cana to exhort us to be ready for Jesus' second coming.(10/2016)
  27. Lady Temperance
    Chris Swanson
    Living: Extols the virtue of temperance in a culture obsessed with bodily appetites.(10/2016)
  28. Which Translation Is Best?
    Charley Dewberry
    Bible Study: Discusses the value of the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures) in relation to the Masoretic text (Hebrew).(10/2016)
  29. A Memorial Address
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Reflects on the human condition confronted with the reality of death.(10/2016)
  30. Infinite Passion
    Ron Julian
    Education: Addresses Gutenberg graduates concerning the defining passion of one's life.(10/2016)
  31. The Two Most Important Things I Have Learned
    Jack Crabtree
    Education: Explores how the author's thinking and understanding has changed over the course of twenty years as a tutor at Gutenberg College—specifically, how he understands the Bible and Gutenberg’s role, how his perspective on the nature of Christianity and its origins has changed, and what he has learned about the basis for hope.(12/2015)
  32. Communion Metaphor
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Unpacks the metaphor of "food and drink" in communion.(06/2015)
  33. The Greatest Sign
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Discusses what Jesus considered the greatest sign of his messiahship. (06/2015)
  34. The Bible, America, and Political Systems
    Jack Crabtree
    Society: Lays out biblical truths that must be taken into account by the Christian believer who wants to construct a political theory and to engage in politics in a manner consistent with the biblical worldview. (PDF)(05/2015)
  35. Valuing Crumbs
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Comments on the relationship between Jews and Gentiles by telling the story of a gentile woman who asks Jesus to heal her daughter.(05/2015)
  36. The Skill of Wisdom
    Chris Swanson
    Living: Makes the case that wise living is a skill acquired much like other skills.(04/2015)
  37. As If You Yourselves Were Suffering
    Tim McIntosh
    Living: Uses the Roman Stoics and the early Christians to shed light on the age-old conflict between intellect versus emotion. (04/2015)
  38. Four Analogies
    Ron Julian
    Living: Presents four pictures that help explain what it means to be a Christian believer.(04/2015)
  39. A Light Shining in the Darkness
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Argues that we can only understand the true joy of Christmas by understanding the fact of death.(04/2015)
  40. Is It Time To Redefine Evil?
    Charley Dewberry
    Society: Interacts with Andrew Delbanco's book, "The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil."(04/2015)
  41. The Play Is Not the Thing: To Understand the Era, Watch What Surrounds the Stage
    Tim McIntosh
    Arts: Argues that the spaces surrounding theatre stages reveal cultural beliefs and asks what modern theatre spaces say about our culture.(04/2015)
  42. Holding the Line
    David Crabtree
    Living: Addresses the question of how we keep from being "swept along" in a society that has turned its back on what is good.(04/2015)
  43. An Easter Exhortation
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Encourages believers to persevere in their faith in the light of Jesus' resurrection.(04/2015)
  44. The Second Thoughts of John the Baptist
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Finds encouragement in John the Baptist's questioning whether Jesus is the Messiah.(04/2015)
  45. Fear and Education
    Tim McIntosh
    Education: Describes how emotions affect learning and offers four truths that should guide teachers and students in the classroom.(04/2015)
  46. What Is Art For?
    Eliot Grasso
    Arts: Discusses art as a vehicle for accomplishing God's purposes. (04/2015)
  47. Proof
    Chris Swanson
    Philosophy: Discusses the definition of 'proof' and compares the validity of everyday experience with mathematical proof. (04/2015)
  48. Three Disciplines of Dialogue (2013 Student Graduation Talks)
    Gutenberg College
    Education: Discusses three disciplines of dialog that the class of 2013 came to value during their four years together.(04/2015)
  49. The True Story of Christmas
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: Tells the Christmas story as the Bible, rather than traditional Christianity, presents it.(04/2015)
  50. Return to Rome
    Tim McIntosh
    Society: Notes similarities between modern America and first-century Rome where the Christian movement thrived.(04/2015)
  51. Clues of Religious Commitment
    Jack Crabtree
    Living: Describes behaviors that indicate a person's religious (rather than intellectual) commitment to beliefs. (04/2015)
  52. Against Fictions
    Ron Julian
    Living: Encourages Gutenberg graduates to commit themselves to fighting what is false. (04/2015)
  53. Common Sense for a Postmodern Age
    Gilmore Greco
    Philosophy: Discusses the nature of knowledge and the project of philosopher Thomas Reid.(04/2015)
  54. Not All Great Books Colleges Are Alike
    Charley Dewberry
    Education: Describes what distinguishes Gutenberg College's education from other "great books" colleges.(04/2015)
  55. How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall: A Skill-Based Life
    Chris Swanson
    Living: Makes the case that wise living is a skill acquired much like other skills. (04/2015)
  56. Holding the Line Against Evil
    David Crabtree
    Living: Responds to Jack Crabtree's paper, "How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast" (Summer Institute 2013), by addressing the question of how we keep from being "swept along" in a society that has turned its back on what is good. (04/2015)
  57. An Algebra Apology: Or what has algebra got to do with anything anyway?
    Chris Swanson
    Education: Explains why studying Algebra remains an important thing to do.(07/2014)
  58. Four Dangerous Ideas
    Chris Swanson
    Society: Discusses social and cultural beliefs that have become so ingrained in our cultural psyche that we cannot see them for what they are.(06/2014)
  59. Is “Leftism” the Primary Cause of the “Beast”?
    Charley Dewberry
    Living: Responds to Jack Crabtree's paper, "How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast" (Summer Institute 2013), by analyzing the meaning of "Leftism."(05/2014)
  60. Religious and Intellectual Commitments
    Chris Swanson
    Living: Responds to Jack Crabtree's paper, "How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast" (Summer Institute 2013), by looking at factors that affect how people commit to their beliefs.(10/2013)
  61. We Have Met the Beast, and He is Us
    Earle Craig
    Living: Responds to Jack Crabtree's paper, "How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast" (Summer Institute 2013), by examining how all human beings are hostile to God. (PDF)(08/2013)
  62. How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast
    Jack Crabtree
    Living: Explores what it will look like to exist as a follower of Jesus in the emerging hostile society and how believers can prepare for such a future. (PDF)(08/2013)
  63. A Dialog on Education: A Socratic Approach to Choosing the Right College
    Chris Swanson
    Education: Discusses the nature of education by using a fictional conversation between friends. (06/2013)
  64. Dismissed
    Ron Julian
    Living: Responds to the growing cultural trend of dismissing Christians and their beliefs as irrational and bigoted.(04/2013)
  65. The Future of Higher Education
    David Crabtree
    Education: Describes the upheaval in higher education and speculates on its future.(04/2013)
  66. Truth Detectors
    Chris Swanson
    Philosophy: Proposes that people are born truth-detectors and that they are very good at it.(03/2013)
  67. Taking Gutenberg into the Future (2012 Student Graduation Talks)
    Gutenberg College
    Education: Addresses the question of how Gutenberg graduates take Gutenberg into their futures lives.(03/2013)
  68. Computer Passion and a Gutenberg Education
    James Simas
    Education: Reflects on the education received at Gutenberg College and the impact on the author’s life.(03/2013)
  69. Gutenberg College and the Important Things in Life
    Sinah Simas
    Education: Describes the author’s own experience to support the position that studying the liberal arts helps one to understand oneself.(03/2013)
  70. In That Day, They Will Fast
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Examines the Christian response to feeling disconnected from God.(03/2013)
  71. When the Plot Is Lost: How Shakespeare, Descartes, and the Author of Kings Navigated Cultural Crises
    Tim McIntosh
    Society: Argues that narrative—story-telling—is necessary to give meaning to an information-glutted age.(03/2013)
  72. The Way of Balaam
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (2 Peter 2-3) Explores the story of Balaam to explain Peter’s teaching on false teachers.(03/2013)
  73. God Give Me Courage to Be a Nut
    Jack Crabtree
    Society: Compares the “herd” mentality with that of an authentic follower of Jesus.(03/2013)
  74. Why Do We Listen to Whom We Listen?
    Jack Crabtree
    Society: Challenges the way most modern Americans judge the value and worth of a person.(03/2013)
  75. Is Jesus' Resurrection a Historical Fact?
    David Crabtree
    Society: Discusses the biblical account of Jesus’ resurrection in light of archeology and the nature of "proof."(03/2013)
  76. Adam Smith was no Laissez-Faire Ideologue!
    Charley Dewberry
    Society: Challenges the common belief that Adam Smith, the pioneer of political economy, was a free-market ideologue.(03/2013)
  77. Does the Sermon on the Mount Say Anything New?
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Compares Jesus’ teaching with rabbinic teaching of the same time period.(03/2013)
  78. Gerard and God's Grandeur
    Tim McIntosh
    Arts: Looks at the life and work of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.(03/2013)
  79. Rehabbing Rhetoric
    Tim McIntosh
    Society: Argues for the restoration of classic rhetoric to revitalize the fruitfulness of public debate.(03/2013)
  80. The Teaching of the Kingdom Parables
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Matthew 13) Explores the picture of the coming Kingdom of God that emerges in Jesus' "Kingdom parables."(03/2013)
  81. Chaos and Order
    Chris Swanson
    Philosophy: Discusses the shift from the view of the natural world as chaotic and to ordered and the ramifications of that shift for Western civilization.(03/2013)
  82. Address to the Gutenberg Class of 2011
    Jack Crabtree
    Philosophy: Gives advice to graduating seniors who desire to become wise.(03/2013)
  83. What Would Jesus Read?
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Conjectures about what Jesus might have been reading during his forty days in the desert.(03/2013)
  84. Toward a Distant Harbor
    Tim McIntosh
    Education: Describes a Gutenberg education from a student's perspective.(08/2012)
  85. Easter Fantasy
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Imagines one man's experience on Judgement Day.(04/2012)
  86. Modern Abstract Art: Whence? And Why?
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Arts: Addresses common questions about abstract art.(01/2012)
  87. The Problem of Meaninglessness
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Philosophy: Explores the ways in which intellectual culture affects finding meaning. (06/2011)
  88. Kathy's Take on Gutenberg College
    Kathy Lamberg
    Education: Describes the educational experience at Gutenberg College. (06/2011)
  89. The Fact of Easter
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Discusses four important implications of Jesus' resurrection.(06/2011)
  90. War Between the Bookshelves
    Tim McIntosh
    Philosophy: Explores the difference between literature and philosophy.(06/2011)
  91. History Lesson
    David Crabtree
    Society: Describes how historical assessments can differ so dramatically.(06/2011)
  92. Reading Through Narrative
    Tim McIntosh
    Philosophy: Relates a personal journey from doubt to belief.(02/2011)
  93. The Past and the Future (2010 Student Graduation Talks)
    Gutenberg College
    Education: Reflects on the journey of four years at Gutenberg College and speculates on the futures of the graduating class of 2010.(02/2011)
  94. At the Right Hand
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Looks at several Bible passages to discuss the past and present significance of Jesus being God’s Messiah.(02/2011)
  95. Hidden in a Field
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Matthew 13) Discusses one of Jesus’ kingdom parables.(02/2011)
  96. Why Should Anyone Interested in Science Come to Gutenberg College?
    Charley Dewberry
    Education: Explains why a Gutenberg liberal arts education is a good choice for students interested in science.(02/2011)
  97. Equality of Dignity and Fortune
    Earle Craig
    Society: Explains why a Gutenberg liberal arts education is a good choice for students interested in science.(02/2011)
  98. President’s Address to the 2010 Gutenberg Graduates
    David Crabtree
    Education: Explains the significance of a Gutenberg education.(02/2011)
  99. Disconnected Consequences
    Chris Swanson
    Society: Discusses the separation between social actions and the consequences of those actions.(02/2011)
  100. The Critical Zone: Speculations on a Conceptual Space for Postmodern Seekers
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Society: Discusses the plight of those who seek truth.(02/2011)
  101. Hallowed Be Thy Name
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Elucidates the opening lines of the Lord’s Prayer.(02/2011)
  102. Merry Anti-Climactic Christmas!
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Reflects on both the birth and resurrection of Jesus in the light of God’s purposes and promises.(02/2011)
  103. Do the Liberal Arts Still Matter?
    David Crabtree
    Education: Makes a case for the importance of teaching liberal arts, both for students and our culture.(01/2011)
  104. 2010 Gutenberg College Commencement Address: Wild Around the Edges
    Linford Detweiler
    Education: Addresses the 2010 Gutenberg College graduating class.(07/2010)
  105. Analysis and Meaning
    Chris Swanson
    Society: Describes how historical assessments can differ so dramatically.(01/2010)
  106. The Integrity of a Truth Seeker
    Toby Johnston
    Philosophy: Discusses how our culture and Christians view "Truth" and describes the responsibility of the Truth seeker.(01/2010)
  107. Successful Relationships
    Earle Craig
    Living: Looks at the difficulties involved in relationships and offers practical, biblical advice for pursuing successful relationships.(01/2010)
  108. The Value of Introspection
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Makes a case for the importance of self-reflection in the task of loving God and others.(01/2010)
  109. Two Thoughts on Growing Older
    Kay Smith
    Living: Reflects on the fears and the realities of growing older.(01/2010)
  110. I'm Confused, You're Annoying, and He's Pig-Headed. To God be the Glory!
    Kay Smith
    Living: Discusses our response to the reality of God's using and forgiving sinners.(01/2010)
  111. Persuasion
    Chris Swanson
    Living: Discusses two important aspects of persuasion—trust and evidence—and the relationship between them. (01/2010)
  112. Why Come to Gutenberg?
    Kasey Pilcher
    Education: Describes one student's experience at Gutenberg College to explain what education at Gutenberg is like.(01/2010)
  113. 2009 Gutenberg College Commencement Address: The Comic Tragedian Simply Speaking
    Toby Johnston
    Education: Addresses the 2009 Gutenberg graduates on the subject of faith and the contexts in which it is made manifest.(01/2010)
  114. Costly and Free
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Answers the question, "Do the promises of the gospel come to us for free or at great cost?"(01/2010)
  115. What God Gave Us for Christmas
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Contrasts the futility we experience in this life with God’s promise of Life in the age to come.(01/2010)
  116. The Morality of God or the Religion of Man?
    Earle Craig
    Theology: Asks the question, "Why do we love to look and feel religious?" (01/2010)
  117. Fifteen Years of Gutenberg
    David Crabtree
    Education: Describes the education students receive at Gutenberg College and how it differs from most other colleges.(01/2010)
  118. Perseverance: The Meaning of Christmas
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Proposes that the meaning of Christmas lies in the certainty that God will fulfill His promises.(01/2010)
  119. Crucified with Christ
    Larry Barber
    Bible Study: (Galatians 2:11-20) Explores what embracing the true gospel means in the life of a believer.(01/2010)
  120. The Friend at Midnight
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Luke 11: 5-8) Clarifies Jesus’ teaching in the Parable of the Friend at Midnight and how that teaching relates to prayer.(01/2010)
  121. A Well-rounded Christianity: Revelation 2 & 3
    Earle Craig
    Bible Study: (Revelation 2-3) Looks at the seven letters to the churches in Revelation 2 and 3 to argue that Christians need to be well-rounded in their Christianity in order for it to be authentic.(01/2010)
  122. Is the Gospel Just Another Ancient Myth? René Girard on Desire and the Uniqueness of the Gospels
    Tim McIntosh
    Society: Presents historian/philosopher René Girard’s observations about human beings' "mimetic desire" that leads to finding scapegoats.(01/2010)
  123. The Grace of Job
    Nancy Scott
    Bible Study: (Book of Job) Reflects on the Book of Job and what it reveals about God’s response to human suffering.(01/2010)
  124. Journey Through Gutenberg
    Jonathan Carraher
    Education: Describes what one student found at Gutenberg College that made him a "full-fledged supporter."(01/2010)
  125. Following Jesus on the Trail to Life
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Discusses the importance of Jesus' resurrection and addresses the question, "Who will follow the resurrected Jesus into Life?"(01/2010)
  126. The Jewishness of Christianity
    Earle Craig
    Theology: Looks at God’s promises and covenants to makes a case for Christianity being Jewish.(01/2010)
  127. Thoughts on Art and Its Making
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Arts: Explores the definition, language, process, and effect of art.(01/2010)
  128. 2008 Gutenberg College Commencement Address
    Craig Doerksen
    Education: Addresses the 2008 Gutenberg College graduating class.(07/2008)
  129. State of the College 2007
    David Crabtree
    Education: Describes the state of Gutenberg College in October 2007 and reaffirms the faculty's reliance on God.(07/2008)
  130. Gutenberg Update 2005
    David Crabtree
    Education: Describes the beginnings of Gutenberg College and addresses the future of the college (from October 2005).(07/2008)
  131. Recognizing God
    David Crabtree
    Theology: Discusses the nature of the “clues” the people at the time of Jesus had for recognizing Him as the Messiah and draws a lesson for believers today.(07/2008)
  132. The Scandal of Jesus' Birth
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Reflects on how the circumstances of Jesus’ birth foreshadowed His willingness to suffer shame and wrath on our behalf.(07/2008)
  133. The Challenge of Easter
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Looks at the implications of Jesus as Judge.(07/2008)
  134. Identifying and Responding to False Teachers
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Addresses the question, “How are we to interact with others who hold doctrinally significant beliefs that we think are false?”(07/2008)
  135. The Shock of Easter
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Discusses the “shock” of the resurrection and its implications for how believers live their lives.(07/2008)
  136. The "Magic of Christmas"
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Reflects on Christmas as a light shining in the darkness and one of the few remaining times when the story of Jesus can be freely told in the public forum.(07/2008)
  137. Jesus, Jacques, and the American Church
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (John 3) Discusses church “technique” in light of Jesus’ interaction with Nicodemus. (07/2008)
  138. College and Losing One's Faith
    Jack Crabtree
    Education: Comments on the college experience and Christian faith.(02/2008)
  139. Is There a Christian Environmental Ethic?
    Charley Dewberry
    Science: Defines, discusses, and compares environmental ethics.(01/2008)
  140. A Dialogue
    Ron Julian
    Philosophy: Explores Christianity's claims as a valid and coherent worldview.(01/2008)
  141. The Generation Gap: Then & Now
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Looks at the "generation gap" from both sides of the divide.(01/2008)
  142. "Becoming" a Christian
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Reflects on the process of conversion.(01/2008)
  143. What I've Learned From Dogs
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Reflects on lessons about life and God.(01/2008)
  144. Giving & Receiving in Louisiana
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Observes people's need for one another in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.(01/2008)
  145. Digging Beneath Six Feet Under
    Nancy Scott
    Arts: Explores how a modern television show raises and answers questions about the meaning of life and death.(01/2008)
  146. Joy
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Looks at the biblical evidence for the nature of joy as a fruit of the Spirit.(01/2008)
  147. Do You Believe in Magic?
    Larry Barber
    Theology: Compares biblical faith to the common myth of "magical" faith.(01/2008)
  148. Reconciling Philosophy
    Peter Wierenga
    Philosophy: Explores the question, "Why would a Christian care to read non-Christian and even anti-Christian thinkers?"(10/2007)
  149. Holding the Truth
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Living: Discusses how Christians should hold their beliefs in a culture "allergic" to truth.(10/2007)
  150. Thinking about Katrina
    Earle Craig
    Theology: Looks at God and suffering in the light of Hurricane Katrina.(10/2007)
  151. Gaining One's Soul
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Theology: Explores our culture's and the Bible's view of the soul.(10/2007)
  152. Why the Parables? Reflections on True Understanding
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Bible Study: Explores why Jesus taught through parables and stories.(10/2007)
  153. Is Design Science?
    Chris Swanson
    Science: Looks at the philosophical assumptions behind the scientific community's view of intelligent design. (01/2007)
  154. Measuring Up
    Chris Swanson
    Living: Discusses the human desire to conform to worldly standards and how that desire relates to trusting God.(01/2007)
  155. Pagan Christianity
    Earle Craig
    Philosophy: Compares modern Christianity and ancient pagan idolatry.(06/2006)
  156. Is Our Humanity Showing?
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Living: Reflects on how the behavior of Christians often contributes to a negative view of Christianity.(06/2006)
  157. In the Garden
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Reflects on the reconciliation of human losses, pain, and suffering with the mercy and goodness of God.(06/2006)
  158. Gutenberg Update 2004
    David Crabtree
    Education: Reports on the accomplishment of a significant milestone in the history of Gutenberg College and offers thanks to supporters.(06/2006)
  159. The Gift of Guilt
    Larry Barber
    Theology: Compares the destructive influence of "false" guilt with the faith-maturing and conscience-building experience of "true" guilt that God, in His grace, gives us.(06/2006)
  160. Satan and the Significance of Easter
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Examines the meaning of the resurrection of Christ as reflected in the role of Satan in human sin and God's purposes in history.(06/2006)
  161. Becoming Sinners
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Theology: Explores how self-satisfaction and self-righteous religiosity impede understanding and accepting the truth of our sinfulness.(06/2006)
  162. Is the Gospel Anti-Semitic?
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Repudiates the thesis of inherent New Testament anti-Semitism by examining the unique relationship between God, the Nation of Israel, and individual Jews.(06/2006)
  163. A Basis for Hope
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: An excerpt from The Most Real Being that explains how divine determinism is the only human hope of glorification, while limited determinism provides mere "groundless optimism" or empty despair.(06/2006)
  164. Bad Guilt
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Discusses the importance of knowing God's merciful grace and believing in His promise of forgiveness while acknowledging "true guilt."(06/2006)
  165. Examining the Purpose-Driven Life
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Examines Rick Warren's popular book, The Purpose-Driven Life.(08/2005)
  166. Faith and Worry
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Explores the connection between our fears and our faith.(08/2004)
  167. Worship: A Life Lived
    Nancy Scott
    Theology: Explores the nature of true worship.(08/2004)
  168. Giving Thanks
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Looks at the importance of gratitude.(08/2004)
  169. Waiting
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Contemplates how "slowing down"--physically and spiritually--enables us to learn about the goodness and sovereignty of God through truly knowing our fear, pain, discomfort, and need for mercy.(06/2004)
  170. Getting It Right
    Larry Barber
    Theology: Shows how a legalism contradicts the basic tenants of biblical Christianity.(04/2004)
  171. A Different Drummer
    David Crabtree
    Education: Reports Gutenberg College's progress and describes what makes it unique.(03/2004)
  172. Is Goodness Boring?
    Ron Julian
    Arts: Shows how "virtue" suffers in two book-to-movie stories.(03/2004)
  173. Believing Together
    Nancy Scott
    Theology: Explores the concept of "church."(03/2004)
  174. There Must be Fifty Ways to be a Pharisee
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Explores the essence of Phariseeism and how it manifests itself today.(03/2004)
  175. Christians & Serious Art
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Arts: Discusses the nature of fine art and the challenges for the Christian artist.(02/2004)
  176. Honestly Connecting
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Discusses how honest communication about life's struggles is part of a Christian's sanctification. (09/2003)
  177. Academic Freedom
    David Crabtree
    Education: Gives a historical perspective on the concept of academic freedom and shows how it manifests itself at Gutenberg College.(09/2003)
  178. Fundamentalism and Biblical Interpretation
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Looks at the impact of Christian fundamentalism on how we understand and apply the Bible's teaching.(09/2003)
  179. Coping with Culture
    David Crabtree
    Society: Discusses how a Christian can relate to culture without compromising himself.(10/2002)
  180. Waiting for God
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Discusses the biblical virtue of patience.(10/2002)
  181. Desiring Truth
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Theology: Discusses what an individual's response to truth signifies.(08/2002)
  182. Confronting Reality
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Uses the film A Beautiful Mind to discuss the connection between facing reality and our mental health.(06/2002)
  183. Motivations: The Heart of the Matter
    Larry Barber
    Bible Study: Looks at Luke 12:1-5 to discuss how behavior reveals motivations.(06/2002)
  184. Osama & Me
    Ron Julian
    Society: Responds to society's growing intolerance to the truth claims of Christianity.(04/2002)
  185. Easter Unbelief
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Uses the disciples' response to the resurrection to discuss the biblical basis for faith.(03/2002)
  186. Where was God?
    Margaret Sholaas
    Theology: Discusses our understanding of God and the existence of evil.(03/2002)
  187. The Thief in the Night
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Matthew 24: 42-51) Discusses what should be our attitude toward end-time events.(03/2002)
  188. Answers to Chapter One
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter one of The Language of God.(02/2002)
  189. Answers to Chapter Two
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter two of The Language of God.(02/2002)
  190. Answers to Chapter Three
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter three of The Language of God.(02/2002)
  191. Answers to Chapter Four
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter four of The Language of God.(02/2002)
  192. Answers to Chapter Six
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter six of The Language of God.(02/2002)
  193. Answers to Chapter Seven
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter seven of The Language of God.(02/2002)
  194. Answers to Chapter Eight
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter eight of The Language of God.(02/2002)
  195. Understanding the Bible
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: Reinforces and supplements some points made in The Language of God.(02/2002)
  196. Commonsense Interpretation
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: Shows the original, longer version of the conclusion to The Language of God.(02/2002)
  197. Seekers, Truth, & Fulfillment
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Philosophy: Asks whether we can find a vision of life that is true.(01/2002)
  198. Considering Courage & Truth
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Explores how moral courage relates to our view of truth.(01/2002)
  199. Growing Up
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Uses news of a young person's drug overdose to discuss the choices parents and children face in our culture.(01/2002)
  200. Paradigm Shifts
    Larry Barber
    Living: Discusses the nature of the radical change that occurs in the heart of a believer.(01/2002)
  201. Living in the Past
    Larry Barber
    Living: Tells why we should not "forget what lies behind."(01/2002)
  202. Feelings & Responsibility
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Explores the need for understanding and taking responsibility for our own feelings.(01/2002)
  203. McKenzie Study Center & Gutenberg College
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Education: Describes the relationship between Gutenberg College and the MSC and Art Project ministries.(01/2002)
  204. Engaging the Culture
    David Crabtree
    Education: Discusses how parents can protect their children against cultural seduction.(01/2002)
  205. Why Gutenberg College?
    Gutenberg College
    Education: Explains the goals in founding Gutenberg College.(01/2002)
  206. The Prayer of Jabez
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Examines the popular book "The Prayer of Jabez."(01/2002)
  207. Faithfulness: Building the Temple Anyway
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Uses the example of the returned Jewish exiles to describe what makes a ministry faithful.(01/2002)
  208. Regret
    Margaret Sholaas
    Theology: Considers human regrets in the light of the sovereignty of God.(01/2002)
  209. The Parable of the Rock Garden
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Explains how love of the church and criticism of the church can and must go together.(01/2002)
  210. Has the Time of the Gentiles Passed?
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Asks whether the spiritual darkness of our generation indicates that the "time of the Gentiles" is over.(01/2002)
  211. Longing for Glory
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (I Corinthians 3:18) Defines the "glory" that is the hope of every believer.(01/2002)
  212. Only One Thing Necessary
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Luke 10:38-42) Explores Jesus' puzzling interaction with Mary and Martha.(01/2002)
  213. A Story Observed
    Larry Barber
    Bible Study: (Luke 10:25-37) Unpacks the story of the Good Samaritan and the interaction which leads to it.(01/2002)
  214. The Struggle to See
    Larry Barber
    Bible Study: (Luke 10:30-35) Discusses the parable of the Good Samaritan.(01/2002)
  215. To Live is Christ
    Jack Crabtree
    Society: Reconsiders the 1960s generation as an unlikely role-model.(02/2001)
  216. The Camera Lies
    David Crabtree
    Society: Examines the problem of knowing the truth about our leaders in a media culture.(02/2001)
  217. Culture
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Society: Explores the challenges and opportunities of living in a particular culture.(02/2001)
  218. Preparing for Y2K
    David Crabtree
    Society: Assessed the real dangers of the Y2K problem. (02/2001)
  219. The Importance of History
    David Crabtree
    Society: Discusses the nature of history and the proneness to revisionism in the writing of history.(02/2001)
  220. At the Feet of the State
    David Crabtree
    Society: Describes the shift of our government from protector to social engineer.(02/2001)
  221. A Review of Darwin's "The Origin of Species"
    Charley Dewberry
    Science: Explains and critiques the argument of "one of the most important books written within the past 150 years."(02/2001)
  222. Postmodernism
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Philosophy: Explains the nature and impact of postmodernism.(02/2001)
  223. Me and My Worldview
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Philosophy: Illuminates the concept of a worldview and why it is important.(02/2001)
  224. Sometimes It's Not Nice To Love
    Margaret Sholaas
    Philosophy: Shows how true love sometimes requires a painful honesty.(02/2001)
  225. An Abortion That Should Have Been?
    Margaret Sholaas
    Philosophy: Considers the worth and meaning of a human life in the face of great suffering and loss. (02/2001)
  226. Dueling with Dualism
    Nancy Scott
    Philosophy: Argues that dualism is a continuing trap for today's church.(02/2001)
  227. Modern Madness
    David Crabtree
    Philosophy: Explores how moral relativism has contributed to our inability to understand the world.(02/2001)
  228. The Obstacle of Affluence
    David Crabtree
    Living: Shows the difficulties of growing up to learn responsibility in an age of affluence.(02/2001)
  229. Dignity and Death
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Critiques the idea of "death with dignity" from a biblical perspective.(02/2001)
  230. Musings on Life and Loss
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Explores the process of grief and the ways God uses that process in the lives of Christians.(02/2001)
  231. Trusting God, Loving Others
    Nancy Scott
    Living: Encourages us to move past blaming others for past hurts and to take responsibility for ourselves.(02/2001)
  232. The Psychology of Self-Justification
    Larry Barber
    Living: Assesses the spiritual dangers of hiding from our own guilt.(02/2001)
  233. Being Between
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Living: Examines the ambiguous nature of the believer's experience in this life.(02/2001)
  234. Money and Contentment
    Ron Julian
    Living: Explores the connection between genuine Christian faith and our attitudes about money.(02/2001)
  235. McKenzie Study Center
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Education: Narrates the history of MSC and the distinctives which characterize it.(02/2001)
  236. How to Prepare for College
    David Crabtree
    Education: Argues for the priority of character development in preparing for college.(02/2001)
  237. Two Challenges
    Jack Crabtree
    Education: Addresses the 1998 Gutenberg College graduating class.(02/2001)
  238. The Tempter's Craft
    David Crabtree
    Education: Uses the story of the fall to warn college-bound students about the nature of temptation.(02/2001)
  239. Can Spiritual Man Learn from Natural Man?
    Jack Crabtree
    Education: Refutes the idea that Christians have nothing to learn from unbelievers.(02/2001)
  240. Why a Great Books Education is the Most Practical!
    David Crabtree
    Education: Challenges the perception that a great books education is impractical in today's world.(02/2001)
  241. Rethinking Education
    David Crabtree
    Education: Discusses the goal of education and its implications for teaching strategies.(02/2001)
  242. Why We Are (gulp!) Home Schooling
    Ron Julian
    Education: Presents the issues that led one family to home school their children.(02/2001)
  243. Letter to the School Board
    Jack Crabtree
    Education: Addresses problems created by lack of philosophical bases for the public schools' AIDS/HIV curriculum.(02/2001)
  244. Carpe Deum
    Margaret Sholaas
    Education: Addresses the 2000 Gutenberg College graduating class.(02/2001)
  245. How the Story Ends
    Ron Julian
    Arts: Reviews three movies that highlight our culture's semi-biblical view of death.(02/2001)
  246. The Artful in Us All
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Arts: Describes the inevitable place of art in human experience and the challenge of Christian artmaking.(02/2001)
  247. Creating in Faith
    Jeff Johnson
    Arts: Reflections on being an artist and a Christian.(02/2001)
  248. Art and Modern Art
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Arts: Considers how modern art speaks and what it is saying about the human condition.(02/2001)
  249. A Little Light Reading
    Ron Julian
    Arts: Presents a personal appreciation of Christian values in the arts, as seen in the Father Brown stories.(02/2001)
  250. A Room Full of Books
    Jeff Johnson
    Arts: Portrays the value of books in our spiritual journey.(02/2001)
  251. Thoughts on Art, Popular Culture, and the Gospel
    Tucker A. Teague
    Arts: Explores the effect of the popular visual arts on our perception of reality and the communication of the gospel.(02/2001)
  252. After Virtue
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Arts: Portrays the departure of the ideal of virtue from the arts and popular culture.(02/2001)
  253. Artistic Calling in the Church
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Arts: Defends the legitimacy of art as a calling for believers.(02/2001)
  254. Schindler's List
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Arts: Reflects on the significance of Spielberg's film to the baby-boom generation.(02/2001)
  255. Outer Limitations
    Nancy Scott
    Arts: Highlights the worldview assumptions behind the classic sci-fi series, "The Outer Limits."(02/2001)
  256. The New Spirituality
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Theology: Highlights the difference between the "new" spirituality and the biblical view of spirituality.(02/2001)
  257. The Unimportant Birth of the Insignificant Jesus
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Highlights the surprising and instructive way that God brought His Son into the world.(02/2001)
  258. The Significance of Passover
    Nancy Scott
    Theology: Explores what God was saying in the events of the Passover.(02/2001)
  259. Practically Speaking
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Asserts that often the most valuable and "practical" teaching is the most theoretical.(02/2001)
  260. The Evil in Us All
    Larry Barber
    Theology: Argues for the seriousness of the problem of sin.(02/2001)
  261. Real Spirituality
    Larry Barber
    Theology: Defines the biblical concept of spirituality.(02/2001)
  262. Reconciled Enemies
    Nancy Scott
    Theology: Encourages us to resist the pressure to perform in our relationship with God.(02/2001)
  263. Trusting the God Who Made Hell
    Margaret Sholaas
    Theology: Emphasizes and reconciles the justice and love of God.(02/2001)
  264. What Sort of People?
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Exhorts believers to personally wrestle with and embrace the gospel.(02/2001)
  265. Pain and Glory
    Nancy Scott
    Theology: Illustrates the role of suffering in the believer's path to glory.(02/2001)
  266. Treasuring These Things in Our Hearts
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Asks how the extraordinary events of Jesus' birth were so easily forgotten.(02/2001)
  267. Have Yourself a Mary Little Christmas
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Portrays the hardships and faith of Mary as a model for the Christian life.(02/2001)
  268. Will He Find Faith?
    Robby Julian
    Theology: Argues that the reality of Christ's return ought to change the way we think about our lives.(02/2001)
  269. Forgiveness
    Larry Barber
    Theology: Argues that forgiving is not forgetting.(02/2001)
  270. The Most Important Things in Life
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Examines the nature of the true wisdom which arises from Christian faith.(02/2001)
  271. Christianity
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Asserts that true godliness is not necessarily religious.(02/2001)
  272. Drawing the Line
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Proposes a biblical model for deciding when to "draw the line" over doctrinal disagreements.(02/2001)
  273. The Miracle of Sophrosune
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Describes the Greek and biblical virtue of 'sophrosune' and its implications for the problem of self-hatred.(02/2001)
  274. The Anatomy of Sainthood
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Draws the "portrait" of a saint to answer the question "Who will be saved?" Discusses the role of belief in salvation.(02/2001)
  275. Chosen for Glory
    Ron Julian
    Theology: Explores the way in which the Bible's teaching on the Christian life can only be understood in the light of God's sovereign control of His creation.(02/2001)
  276. A Christmas Message
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Laments that the popular idea of "the true meaning of Christmas" obscures the true meaning of Christmas. (02/2001)
  277. Up With Legalism!
    Jack Crabtree
    Theology: Shows how opposition to "legalism" and indifference to righteousness are by no means the same thing.(02/2001)
  278. Biblical?
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Asserts that "doing what the Bible says" is not always biblical.(02/2001)
  279. Appeal for Radical Biblicism
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: Calls for a radical commitment to the search for what the Bible actually means.(02/2001)
  280. Bible Study for What Ails Us
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Revelation 2:1-11) Defends the importance of pursuing doctrinal understanding.(02/2001)
  281. Sharper Than Any Sword
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Hebrews 4:12-13) Explains how the proclamation of the gospel lays bare the hidden person of the heart. (02/2001)
  282. The Next Time I Study Revelation
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Revelation) Sheds light on the nature of the Bible's most enigmatic book.(02/2001)
  283. The Holiness of Financial Independence
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (I Thessalonians 4:9-12) Explores Paul's teaching about "working with your hands" and its implications for Christian fundraising.(02/2001)
  284. The Tao of Faith
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Galatians 5) Discusses the concept of 'woo we' in Taoism and the striking parallels between it and the Evangelical understanding of "walking by the Spirit."(02/2001)
  285. My Next Mid-life Crisis
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (I Corinthians 12, 13) Presents I Corinthians 12 and 13 as the ultimate answer to a believer's "mid-life crisis."(02/2001)
  286. In Defense of God's Love
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Romans 5:1-11) Uses Romans 5 to describe and clarify the enigmatic love of God.(02/2001)
  287. The Prayers of Paul
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: Holds up the great prayers of Paul as a mirror in which to examine our fundamental commitments.(02/2001)
  288. Two Reflections on Thomas and the Story of Easter
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (John 20:24-29) Portrays "doubting Thomas" as a model for truth-seeking and a lesson in the miracle of faith.(02/2001)
  289. Counting the Cost
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Luke 14:26-33) Proposes that we OUGHT to be like the man who doesn't build a tower and the king who doesn't go to battle.(02/2001)
  290. Bigotry
    Larry Barber
    Bible Study: (Luke 18:10-14) Uses the parable of the tax-gatherer and the Pharisee to define true bigotry.(02/2001)
  291. Testing God
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Matthew 4:5-7) Looks at the prohibition against "testing God" found in the second temptation of Jesus.(02/2001)
  292. The Parable of the Ten Virgins
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Matthew 25:1-13) Explains the parable as a call to a deep and persevering desire for the kingdom of God.(02/2001)
  293. Unorthodoxy
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Matthew 25:14-30) Asserts that "orthodoxy" can be a way of burying one's talent in the ground.(02/2001)
  294. The Power of the Parables
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Matthew 13) Presents the dynamic manner in which the parables of Jesus communicate.(02/2001)
  295. Hypocrisy of Another Kind
    Larry Barber
    Bible Study: (Luke 12:1-5) Explains what Jesus meant by "the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy."(02/2001)
  296. Futility
    R. Wesley Hurd
    Bible Study: (Ecclesiastes) Explores the dark, realistic vision of life found in Ecclesiastics.(02/2001)
  297. The Lord is My Shepherd
    Ron Julian
    Bible Study: (Psalm 23) Explains the life and death issues involved in Psalm 23.(02/2001)
  298. In Praise of Manna
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Deuteronomy 8:1-10) Illustrates the place of suffering in the Christian life through the story of the manna in the wilderness.(02/2001)
  299. The Lesson of the Exodus
    David Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Exodus) Draws the analogy between how God dealt with Israel in the exodus and how He deals with us today.(02/2001)
  300. Understanding the Second Commandment
    Jack Crabtree
    Bible Study: (Exodus 20:4-6) Highlights the transcendent nature of God taught by the commandment against "graven images."(02/2001)