Feature Story Archive:

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare in Other Languages

Published: Summer 2015
The Rough Guide to Shakespeare in Other Languages

In the past decade, my professional activities have centered on presenting, producing, curating and directing plays by William Shakespeare in languages other than the early modern English he spoke. Eleven years ago, Lit Moon Theatre Company, the locally based... Read More

A Deep, Deep Breath: The Practice of Sabbath

Published: Summer 2015
A Deep, Deep Breath: The Practice of Sabbath

Early one autumn morning I set out for a run in Vancouver. Although it is Saturday I have an extraordinary amount of work to push through today, the result of chronic over-commitment mingled dangerously with mismanaged expectations. But before I... Read More

The Moral Leadership of American Presidents

Published: Summer 2015
The Moral Leadership of American Presidents

I find that again and again, no matter what the subject is, we return to the question of leadership. Moral leadership is in fact the central task of our presidents when it’s done correctly,” said Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning... Read More

Staying Faithful to the Westmont Tradition Throughout the World

Published: Fall 2014
Staying Faithful to the Westmont Tradition Throughout the World

By Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D., President of Westmont College During college, I awakened intellectually and spiritually to the realities of a global church and the great expansions and contractions of Christianity around the world. Amidst the usual praises and... Read More

Should We Read the Bible Systematically or Selectively?

Published: Fall 2014
Should We Read the Bible Systematically or Selectively?

Alumni scholars answer Robert Gundry’s question about the relationship between New Testament studies and theology with a book of essays dedicated to the eminent New Testament professor The idea surfaced at lunch in Scotland. Ben Reynolds ’99 and Brian... Read More

Why Christians Should Read More Fiction

Published: Fall 2014
Why Christians Should Read More Fiction

By Paul Anderson ’13 First off, I wouldn’t normally compare myself to a street preacher on a soapbox. But as an English major at a small Christian liberal arts college, I can’t think of a more fitting analogy to convey how... Read More

A Desperate Man Launches a Movement

Published: Spring 2014
A Desperate Man Launches a Movement

Excerpts from talks by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, who spoke at the President’s Breakfast and interacted with a panel of students on campus in February. My work, whatever I have done, was not preplanned. It was a... Read More

How Can We Help the Bottom Billion?

Published: Spring 2014
How Can We Help the Bottom Billion?

By Rick Ifland ’83, Director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Westmont To paraphrase Austrian economist Freidrich Hayek, acting on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power to shape the economy to our... Read More

Confessions of a Greedy Kid

Published: Spring 2014
Confessions of a Greedy Kid

By Shaun Kempston ’04 Illustrations by Annie Bratko ’14 Growing up, I was a greedy little kid. Not your average “whadya bring me?” type either. I was born in 1981 and family members called me Alex P. Keaton (after... Read More

A Conversation with Henry Kissinger

Published: November 2013
A Conversation with Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security adviser, spoke with President Gayle D. Beebe before an audience of more than 100 guests at a Westmont luncheon in Montecito Oct. 9. For more than an hour, the 90-year-old... Read More