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A Response To Brokenness Within the Church

A Response To Brokenness Within the Church

On the devastating effects of sin and how we must respond to them.

The People's Pope

The People’s Pope

How Pope Francis is working to reinvigorate the urban Catholic Church.

Serious Dating That Works

Serious Dating That Works

A countercultural approach to relationships.

Things Not Seen

Things Not Seen

Philadelphia native Kai Tinsley details his journey from one struggling urban community to another.

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Crosswords, the online blog of Columbia Crown & Cross! Summer hiatus is finally over, and our team is excited to return to campus for a new academic year! Since 2014, Crosswords has…

Senior Farewell: Class of 2017

Senior Farewell: Class of 2017

As we finish this spring semester, we also say goodbye to two of our beloved members on the Crown & Cross team: Raymond Li and Johanan Sowah. Over the past few weeks Crosswords has had…

Life After Easter

Life After Easter

There is a certain ordinariness to life after Easter. After a week filled with the solemn remembrance of Jesus’s death and the joyful celebration of His resurrection, we go back to life as it was…

Judgment through Grace: When Helping in the Christian Community Hurts

Judgment through Grace: When Helping in the Christian Community Hurts

Once, when sharing his testimony, my dear brother in Christ shared how our pastor picked him up every Sunday for church in high school. Back then, he had little interest in theology or being in…

Out of Context

Out of Context

Within the Christian community, the most commonly quoted text is the Bible, and rightly so. Our faith places authority in the Scriptures; our holy text forms the basis of our theology. We often use verses…

Mourning Glory

Mourning Glory

Lord, sustain me through these moonless nights. There are no stars to guide me.   Father, hide me in your sanctuary. The future, the nebulous mystery, has gripped my mind in an obscurity and collapsed…