Justin Schnebelen

 

Staff Writer

 

Justin is a freshman studying English and Communication, discerning life in law or as a priest, to name a couple. He spends an exorbitant amount of time playing guitar and listening to the greatest rock band ever—Pearl Jam. 

Wed

12

Dec

2018

The Advent of Advent

by Justin Schnebelen

 

Christ’s awe-inspiring and apocalyptic depictions of His Second Coming which dot the beginning of our Advent readings often leave the Faithful with more questions than answers. In the same way, an inquiry into the history of Advent leaves one largely bereft of solid evidence and overrun by a heap of unanswered questions.

 

Nonetheless, this feast which marks the beginning of the Church year has roots in a fascinating number of locations, and their underlying purposes speak volumes to the significance of the season, as we know it.

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Wed

21

Nov

2018

Pride, Prejudice, and Discernment

by Justin Schnebelen

 

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a great fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

 

Boston College Theatre Department’s performance of Pride and Prejudice, based off of Jane Austen’s original novel, and directed by John Houchin explored the truths encapsulated within the book’s aforementioned opening line, a line which also provides valuable insights into the endeavor of discernment. The play ran from November 15th through November 18th.

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Wed

21

Nov

2018

Lecture Addresses Genesis of Human Rights

by Justin Schnebelen

 

The employment of the idea of human rights has been woven into our country’s vernacular and legal code since Jefferson penned those now illustrious words which established our country’s independence. What is much less established, however, is the distinct point at which those rights begin.

 

 

On November 13, Dr. Sarah Byers, a member of Boston College’s Philosophy Department, outfitted the crowd gathered in Higgins Hall with both scientific and philosophical tools for answering that very question.

 

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Thu

01

Nov

2018

Talk Explores the Horizon of Faith Formation

by Justin Schnebelen

 

How, when the world is saying otherwise, are young, adolescent women and men to live in love?

 

At the Fourth Annual School of Theology and Ministry Religious Education Lecture on Thursday, October 18th, Theresa O’Keefe, Associate STM Professor, attempted to answer this question. She suggested that the answer is the key to actualizing a meaningful life in the Church’s adolescents.    

 

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Wed

26

Sep

2018

Fr James Martin Lectures on a Ministry of Revival and Love

by Justin Schnebelen

 

On Thursday September 21, hundreds jammed the at-capacity Robsham Theatre for the first annual Daniel Harrington, SJ Lecture. As a Church speaking heavyweight, Editor at Large of America Magazine, and recent author of Building a Bridge. Fr. James Martin took the stage for a much-anticipated reflection, based on the insights he gained as Harrington’s former pupil, especially Harrington’s years of ministry to all limbs of the Body of Christ.

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