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Christian Worldview Essay Contest
Awards of $1000 and $500
Dear Classes of 2013 and 2014,
We are pleased to announce the eighth annual Christian Worldview Essay
Contest, held in honor of László Tokés. By entering
this contest, you have the chance to win an award of $1000. The runner-up
will receive an award of $500.
If you are currently a junior or senior, you are invited to submit an
essay that engages with a topic or issue that is of interest to you from
the perspective of your Christian faith. You may engage a contemporary
issue or an historical event or development with contemporary relevance.
Examples of issues include: poverty, race relations, healthcare, consumerism,
education, HIV/AIDS, and marriage.
Details about the essay:
Your essay should reflect research about the issue itself AND the application
of a biblical Christian worldview to the issue. The essay may be an adaptation
of a paper that you’ve already written, so long as you engage the
subject in your essay from an explicitly Christian perspective. It needs
to be 6-10 pages in length, double-spaced, in length (12 pt. font).
If you would like to apply, please submit an entry form and essay by
9am on Monday, February 25, 2013. For essay formatting details, entry
form submission, and to submit your essay, visit http://www.hope.edu/crossroads/CWVInfo.htm
To be eligible to apply, you must not have previously won the award and
you must be planning to graduate between May 2013 and December 2014.
This contest was made possible by the vision and donation of a Hope
alumna. It is held in honor of László Tokés, a pastor
in the Hungarian Reformed Church whose consistent faithfulness to his
Christian convictions and calling sparked a revolution that led to the
downfall of the Communist Regime in Romania in 1989. It is being facilitated
by the CrossRoads Project.
The Bible says that when you become a Christian your mind is renewed,
and so with that renewing of your mind comes a new view of the world
in which you live." ~ Laszlo Tokes
*Please be aware that monetary scholarships must be reported to the
Hope College Office of Financial Aid and may have an impact on a student's
financial aid package.
Grace and peace,
Kristen Deede Johnson
Dr. Dell'Olio received an email from a former student
and thought he'd share it with you.
Dear Dr. Dell’Olio,
It’s been a few years since I sat in your classroom, but I wanted
to write and say thanks. Thanks to you, and to all my Hope philosophy
professors. I studied at Hope from ’93-’97 and majored in
philosophy. I came to Hope as a pre-med student with the intention of
going to medical school. I figured I’d get all the physiology I’d
need in med school, so I took the opportunity as an undergraduate to
study philosophy, which as well all know is the best field of study.
I went on to med school at Wayne State and am now a practicing physician
in Fremont, MI, about an hour north of Grand Rapids. I am a busy family
physician, with a full practice, a beautiful wife, and three wonderful
children. Life is good, and studying philosophy has been one of the best
decisions I’ve made. It informs not only my worldview, but my daily
thoughts. It serves me daily during patient interactions. My only regret
is that I didn’t have enough time to pursue graduate philosophy
studies and med school together. I suppose there are only so many hours
in the day, and so little time on God’s green earth.
If you have any pre-med students who need a nudge to major in philosophy,
let me know. I’ll give them the hard sell. It will serve them well.
I know it has done wonders for me. Thanks.
Steve Welsh, Hope ‘97
Interesting Philosophy Websites, Engines
Noesis: Philosophy Research
Searches the web for philosophy materials,
attempting to limit to work by philosophy scholars.
PhilPapers - http://philpapers.org/
This "comprehensive directory of online
academic philosophy" is one of my personal favorite finds. It pulls together
current and archived philosophy available electronically, and also links
to library subscription content, in addition to academic website and
NYPL Best of the Web
An example of a portal, or collection of
links to topical websites. Unfortunately you have to scroll down the
alphabetical list to get to Philosophy here.
This is an example of a digital library
project. Among many other texts, it contains a number of texts of the
Classical philosophers, both in English and Greek, along with translation
Online Library of Liberty - http://oll.libertyfund.org/
Another general full text digital library
project that contains some philosophical texts, naturally related to
the concept of liberty.