The Crossings

The Intersection of Faith and Art.



Normal People by Sally Rooney

By Lynn Ford There is a point in one’s life — that can last a day or even years — in which one questions life and its purpose.  The transition from high school to college is usually the particular time... Continue Reading →

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

By Elaina Abbott Beverly, just fourteen years old, runs away from her home because there is nothing left for her there. Her mom is an alcoholic, and her dog, Buddy is buried beneath the orange trees and one of her... Continue Reading →

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

By Gabrielle Swartzentruber Light often symbolizes purity, innocence, truth, and is one of the most common natural phenomena in the universe.  But what happens when light is taken for granted, or even taken away?  In his award-winning novel All the... Continue Reading →

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

By Madison Dykes Grief is a simultaneously universal and elusive feeling, weaving in and out of people’s lives like an aimless, wandering child—seemingly unaware of just how much of an effect it has. It can often feel akin to walking... Continue Reading →

24-Hour Theatre Program Review

By Jamie Mast From all across campus actors, writers, directors, and managers gathered to pull off the unthinkable. With a limit of twenty-four hours they worked with one goal in mind: to write and produce five different ten-minute dramas with... Continue Reading →

Sense and Sensibility Stage Review

By Jamie Mast As the lights slowly rise and the first actors rush onto stage, the audience is immediately introduced to an array of town gossips. The quiet titters overwhelm each other in the chaos until one emerges from the... Continue Reading →

A Review of Three Sisters

By Myka Ellenwood Three Sisters, written by Anton Chekhov, was performed by the Bethel University Theatre Department on Friday, September 27th, and Saturday, September 28th. It was directed by guest director, Clarence A. Gilyard Jr., and held in the Brian... Continue Reading →

Wounds are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin Jr.

By Joanna Smith             Wounds are Where Light Enters is an extraordinary book that explores God’s grace being shown in many unexpected ways. Walt Wangerin Jr. emphasizes how God’s grace can be seen through the unlikeliest of people and through... Continue Reading →

Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

By Jamie Mast The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, Scribner, 2017. $27, 364 pages The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, focuses on the life of a Chinese girl from a remote tea village. Li-yan... Continue Reading →

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