In Response to Two Grievances Against Water (Mundane Meditations Series)

By Christian Lingner Prefatory Note: Some portions of the following are a truthful fiction, meaning they communicate truths without necessarily corresponding with historical happenings. The exact opposite of most of modern journalism, now that I think of it…anyway. Near the end of the semester, people often emanate their true nature, momentarily abandoning or accidentally forgetting their usually pedicured exoskeleton, giving rise to revealing results from … Continue reading In Response to Two Grievances Against Water (Mundane Meditations Series)

Life as Maintenance: A Reminder of the Beauty Found in Conserving What is Good

By Christian Lingner Life comes in a rhythm of ebb and flow, of pulsating highs and lows based largely on our circumstances and the failures or successes we experience among them. As much as we long for consistency and things to anticipate, life (in accordance with the purposes of the One who created it) has a way of keeping us at arm’s distance, making sure … Continue reading Life as Maintenance: A Reminder of the Beauty Found in Conserving What is Good

Curiosity Doesn’t Kill Anyone

by Christian Lingner, currently a senior at College of the Ozarks Anyone who has spent time in an educational institution or setting has heard time and again the refrains of The Apathetic Student, usually expressed in a phrase like “Why am I being forced to learn this stuff, I’m never going to have to use it” or “I don’t want to have to take this … Continue reading Curiosity Doesn’t Kill Anyone

Virtue Ethics: The Dilemma of Postmodern Democracy (Portrait of a Graduate Series)

By Christian Lingner, School of the Ozarks Class of 2014 History reveals three main ways in which societies can be structured or governed. Probably the most historically popular system is that which governs through a top-down approach, employing regulations and obligations to force the common people to comply with the government’s wishes. Another possibility is complete anarchy, simply letting people do as they wish without … Continue reading Virtue Ethics: The Dilemma of Postmodern Democracy (Portrait of a Graduate Series)