The Mac Weekly

It happens here: anti-Semitism at Macalester

Alison Marks

March 31, 2017

As Easter approaches, Christian students may have a lot on their minds: church services, time with loved ones, or trips home to commemorate one of the most important holidays in their religion. As we all know, and celebrate, th...

A humble treatise on the existence of God

November 6, 2015

Does God exist? (I speak specifically in regards to monotheistic faiths, Christianity in particular. Polytheistic belief systems, by my estimation, warrant separate analysis.) Atheists maintain that He does not, citing a la...

Give me that old-time religion? Reflections on religion and adjustment at Macalester

April 4, 2014

(Disclaimer: not in direct response to Maddy Jasper’s March 7th article) “I’ve shot a gun, and I’m clinging to religion.” A long, long time ago (well, over six months back, to be exact) I came up with this “brilli...

CRSL welcomes interim chaplain, continues discussion of future

March 7, 2014

This past Tuesday, Macalester’s Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (CRSL) welcomed Pastor Grant Stevensen as the new interim chaplain to temporarily fill the space left behind by Lucy Forster-Smith and KP Hong. “I think he...

Macalester’s social tolerance translates to political intolerance

March 7, 2014

“Mac attracts the best and brightest. Macalester students are an open-minded, friendly bunch, more politically and socially progressive than their peers at similar institutions. The school provides an atmosphere of high-powered sc...

CRSL begins search for chaplain: Students taking on more leadership roles

February 14, 2014

In light of recent staff changes at Macalester’s Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (CRSL), the remaining staff and students hold hope for the future and are continuing to dedicate their time and efforts wholeheartedly to...

How religion relates to social issues—or doesn’t

October 25, 2013

I am a Christian. I believe that when sperm meets egg a life is created which it is immoral to end. I believe, not only that there is a God, but that there are specific lives that he would ideally want us to lead. I was raised wi...

Caring about the conclave

March 8, 2013

When Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, he created a vacancy in the Roman Catholic Church that can only be filled by a conclave. He also made my March that much more exciting. You see, I was raised Ca...

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