Welcome Back

Welcome back to a new year and a new semester! The new year prompts different reactions from Columbia students. Some may feel excited and ready for a fresh start as they take on new challenges, while others may approach these same challenges with a sense of dread. No matter what your attitude may be, we hope that you will join us on our own journey this season.

Crosswords is the blog of Columbia Crown & Cross, and through it we hope to spur important conversations about the issues that matter the most to Columbians and young people at large. We see this blog as a platform for Christian perspectives, which we believe deserve to have a voice in the present campus climate. Our goal is to publish pieces that both engage with culture and speak to fundamental values that color our perceptions of the world.

The year 2017 was a year of upheaval and change. In protest, conversation, and writing, many people dared to challenge the status quo, in whatever form it took. Some of these changes divided Americans along familiar fault lines, but many of the cultural debates of today are not as cut and dry. It seems that it is no longer possible to be a bystander to these issues; they demand us to confront our old notions and revise our judgments.

If you are interesting in engaging with these issues from a Christian perspective, whether through essays, poetry, or fiction, Crosswords would love for you to write for us. Contact us at columbiacrowncross@gmail.com, or get in touch with any of our board members. We also invite you to share our upcoming pieces with others and use them to create meaningful conversations. We look forward to hearing your voice.