Guided by Kristen Scharold, The Pub was founded in 2006 and became the first independent academic journal on the campus of Wheaton College IL. It’s original conception was intentionally vague, according to Scharold, but aimed to challenge the social and cultural status quo through the exchange...

on April 30, 2021

Remember being at the creek, kingfisher one? You dropped your phone in the water and got your

Charles Nystrom on March 8, 2021


Arah Ko on September 11, 2020

We were working through the Babylonian exile period of Hebrew history in one of our remote course sessions this week. Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles was referenced in terms of how the captives were to carry on with life in exile, while separated from the land of the promise and all that meant for...

Andrew Hill on August 23, 2020

God’s silence on the cross, as a silence that brings suffering to God himself, can be interpreted, very paradoxically, as solidarity with Jesus and the crucified of history —Sobrino, 246

Caleb Ingegneri on August 6, 2020

My grandmother used to serve my siblings and me Hostess Twinkies, always halved. It's not because she didn't have a whole Twinkie to give. As I later realized, her halved Twinkies were a remnant of her experience of the Great Depression. I will never know what that experience was like, but I was...

Kimberly Sasser on July 30, 2020
Madison Casteel on July 14, 2020

In October of last year my mother-in-law, Rachel, died of ALS. Death by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is horrifying. A person’s muscles decay to nothing, leaving her mentally alert and thus acutely aware of her steady march to respiratory failure. Of course, calling it a march is mordantly ironic....

Ryan Kemp on July 6, 2020


John Walton on June 24, 2020

COVID-19 exposes lies that Americans have built their national identity upon. To start with, there’s the lie of perpetual prosperity. In a recent episode of Planet Money, a woman unemployed because of the pandemic said with a doubtful laugh, “There's got to be a happy ending. It's America.”

Christine Jeske on June 17, 2020

Recently, I have seen a plethora of people, especially brown and black people, sharing tweets that rebuke the racist and classist explanation white people have given to explain the disproportionate deaths that black people have been experiencing from COVID-19. 70% of the deaths in Chicago, one of...

Sammie Shields on June 5, 2020

James Baldwin, the twentieth century novelist and writer, is as insightful as ever. If we want to understand our times, the racism and white supremacy we inhabit, I believe we should read Baldwin, especially his Notes of a Native Son. In Notes, Baldwin claims we live with “self-righteous, virtuous...

Colton Bernasol on June 2, 2020

Over the past few years, we’ve been in survival mode. I remember learning in a high school psychology course that when our bodies face life-threatening circumstances, unnecessary processes, like digestion, come to a halt. Digestion doesn’t seem so unnecessary to me, but this is an apt analogy for...

Ellie Shackelford on April 27, 2020

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