Tag: religion


It happens here: anti-Semitism at Macalester

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, there is a diversity of faiths at Macalester with celebrations throughout the year, including the Jewish High…


A humble treatise on the existence of God

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 lack of scientific proof of His Divine Presence. Religious folk maintain that He does, reminding their disbelieving counterparts that while science has yet to…


CRSL welcomes interim chaplain, continues discussion of future

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’s here through mid-May,” Lilly Program Associate Eily Marlow said. “It’ll be nice to have someone here.” Stevensen was selected…


Macalester’s social tolerance translates to political intolerance

“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 scholarship and success, pairing academic rigor with global perspective. Teaching is paramount.” – Fiske Guide to Colleges Macalester prides itself on acceptance and tolerance….


Caring about the conclave

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 Catholic, and although I am no longer a Catholic, I am still pumped about the conclave.