The Bible is a reliable historical document

Though it is my belief that the Bible is the inspired word of God, that in itself is not a sufficient reason to argue its validity.  Defending it on that sole basis would be circular reasoning, which clearly is not the case, for academic debates surrounding the Bible have been going on for centuries.   A Read More

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Christians ought to prioritize issues — not political parties

Taylor Walding Variety Editor Rather than swear allegiance to a particular political party, Christians ought to pledge allegiance only to their faith and vote on issues, not parties. If the current political climate hasn’t made Christians aware that their faith and doctrine doesn’t fall under one political party’s umbrella, I don’t know what will. Controversy surrounding Read More

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Faith compels me

Taylor Walding Variety Editor Throughout my three-year run with the Trop, I have avoided opinion writing like the plague. In person, I enjoy controversy and debate but stirring it up with an unknown audience behind computer screens seems far more daunting to me than a face-to-face discussion. Online debates further perpetuate an already polarized culture, leaving Read More

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