Feature Story Archive:

La Caminata

Published: Fall 2016
La Caminata

Soon after 9 p.m., about 12 hours after we entered Mexico, we walked into the immigration checkpoint that separates Nogales in Arizona from Nogales in Sonora. One passport scanner didn’t work, but at that hour the foot traffic was light... Read More

The Enduring Servant Leadership of David Winter

Published: Fall 2016
The Enduring Servant Leadership of David Winter

  Although David K. Winter died in 2015, his legacy lives on at Westmont. He served as president for 25 years (1976-2001)—longer than any other president—and returned as interim president and chancellor in 2006-2007. Under his leadership, Westmont became... Read More

A Political Scientist Talks Politics

Published: Fall 2016
A Political Scientist Talks Politics

  Editor’s Note: The 2016 presidential election has confounded many, including pundits, political scientists and people who don’t like either of the major party candidates. In the aftermath of the vote, Westmont political science professor Tom Knecht shares some personal observations... Read More

Implicit Bias: Do Hidden Attitudes Predict Behavior?

Published: Fall 2016
Implicit Bias: Do Hidden Attitudes Predict Behavior?

Racial prejudice continues to be a hotly debated topic in the United States. In response to recent events throughout the country, both scholars and the popular press have discussed implicit bias a great deal. Let’s start with attitudes. Attitudes differ from... Read More

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