On October 14 and 15, The King’s College, along with First Things magazine and the Davenant Trust, co-sponsored a conversation on Christian citizenship in post-Christian America, as part of the Davenant Trust’s second annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Convivium. The Davenant Trust is a non-profit organization founded to support the “renewal of Christian wisdom in the church,” […]
The King’s Debate Society traveled to Canada last weekend with the largest group in KDS history to attend an international tournament, for the Hart House I.V. hosted by the University of Toronto. The group was comprised of nine students, four of whom are first-year debaters, and coach Josiah Peterson. “The Hart House I.V. is one of the top three most competitive tournaments in North America,” said Peterson, “so we were especially excited to be able to bring such a large group to experience this high quality international competition.”
Even now as I embark on year seven of calling this place “home,” I am still constantly reminded of His faithfulness in those early days. I can look back even now and remember instances where He was working, even when my mind was so clouded because I was unhappy. In spite of this, I saw Him actively answer really big and bold prayers, both by me and for those who constantly prayed for me.
Dr. Anthony Bradley—an associate professor of Religious Studies, the program chair of Religious and Theological Studies, and the director of the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at The King’s College—has a new book out this fall from Wipf and Stock Publishers.
Jeremiah’s words this week feel very personal to me. God plucked up, broke down, overthrew, destroyed, and brought harm to my family. We were not innocent. There was sin and consequences. In a very real sense, we brought it on ourselves. And yet, now I see God watching over us to build and to plant. I see restoration and new life. Thank you, Father, for being faithful even when we are not.
This Wednesday, October 19, Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton is opening in Chicago, and King’s alumna Eliza Ohman is going to be there—“in the room where it happens”—as a member of the cast.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at The King’s College hosted a special event, “Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration: Race and Justice Beyond the New Jim Crow,” at the Princeton Club in midtown Manhattan.
Last month we learned about the very first site of The King’s College—the Marconi estate in Belmar, New Jersey. This month, we turn our attention to the College’s second home in Delaware: a mansion called Lexington, built by an extremely industrious citizen-farmer named Philip Reybold between 1840 and 1845.
The words of the prophet Jeremiah to the Jewish exiles in Babylon resonate with the younger version of me that is still inside somewhere—that Midwestern kid who planned to stay just one year and thought he was living a temporary life. Live in this place as if it is your home, God says. Take care of the land and property you find yourself in, forge lasting friendships and loves with the people around you, and carry those even into the next generation. Most important, “seek the peace and prosperity of the city.”
Novice debaters Bernadette Berdychowski (‘20), Iain Coston (‘19), Haley Davidson (‘20), Annabelle Ford (‘20), Lauren Marchand (‘18),and Abel Tirado (‘20) represented the King’s Debate Society this weekend at the Hobart and William Smith tournament in Geneva, NY. They were also accompanied by KDS president Audrey Cooper (‘18) and Coach Josiah Peterson, who served as judges. Debate topics ranged from whether financial aid programs should be exclusively need-based, to whether the sexualization of men advances the feminist movement.