December 6, 2016

            This past Friday in Thwing Atrium, UPCaM joined with five other religious groups on campus to talk about the roles religion can play in the life of a student. Case Western Reserve is happy to boast of ten different religious student organizations: six Chris...

November 14, 2016

Prayer, in every religion, is an essential part of our relationship with God –– it is a way to listen to the quiet voice we too often ignore. It can be easy to forget the role prayer can play in our daily, and spiritual, lives. Yet I find that prayer can often be simpl...

September 19, 2016

            I once heard about the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Although I do not remember much, one thing in particular stood out to me: He believed that faith is a battle, that each and every day you have to fight for each “doctrine” –– question...

June 15, 2016

I grew up in New England, an area of the country that––despite its Puritanical roots––is generally more atheist/agnostic now than anything else. I learned early on that religion makes the top of the list of taboo topics. Everyone is tolerant… as long as they don’t have...

February 22, 2016


It’s Wednesday afternoon, a little after 4:30 pm, and I find myself once again at Case’s Ash Wednesday service, co-sponsored by Newman Catholic Campus Ministries and United Protestant Campus Ministries. I am looking out at the congregation of over 80 students and comm...

January 24, 2016

Relationship or Religion? 

The New Issue of Tolerance


            Take a generic evening in a college dorm: students come and go from the last class of the day, clubs, labs, pre-arranged meetings for dinner. Some are talking, textbooks and laptops open (but untouched);...

December 9, 2015


This past Thursday (3rd of December) UPCaM and Newman Catholic Campus Ministries combined efforts to hold an Advent service of lessons and carols. In the evening the day before classes ended, the service was held in Amasa Stone Chapel. The service included seven lesso...

November 25, 2015

Here at Case Western, I think all of us have some understanding of what it means to live under high parental expectations and the pressure to perform. Recently, I watched the movie, Taare Zameen Par [Like Stars on Earth], a film about dyslexia. The protagonist is an ei...

November 4, 2015


UPCaMers came together this past Friday, October 30th, for the group’s semesterly retreat. The retreat was to be an 18-hour lock-in at the Interfaith Center centered around the theme, “Spiritual Trick-or-Treat” (Halloween and All Saint’s Day). This year the retreat wa...

October 26, 2015

Listening to the Hard Answers: A Look at the Story of Samson


For those more unfamiliar with the story of Samson, it involves a bit more than the version I learned in Sunday school. What I always remembered was the standard story of God-given strength defeated by that i...

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