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The Crossings

The Intersection of Faith and Art.

The Dull Heartbeat of a Crying Nation

By Bryce Yoder, Student Writer in Residence The steady,breathless,thump thump.thump thump.thump thump.I hear it every morning,every night -with every retweet and every likea nation holds it breath.And you can feel the tension in the pit of its chest.I woke up... Continue Reading →

Self Portrait

By Bryce Yoder, Student Writer in Residence Let me break out my fountain pen,paint you a picture:A senior in college feeling sort of like a grifter,a drifterafloat in a world he’s still learning,writing poemsproseand punny linesto keep the firewood in... Continue Reading →

Lorenza Valla

By Everett Harbaugh Lorenzo Valla. Not exactly a household name, but relatively well known in certain circles. He’s most known for his work titled Treatise on the Donation of Constantine, a scathing criticism of The Donation of Constantine. This work... Continue Reading →

Student Writer in Residence

This is a brand new initiative from The Crossings. In its first year, its trial run, The Crossings' Staff has selected Bryce Yoder as the publication's Student Writer in Residence (SWIR). This means that Bryce will represent the publication by... Continue Reading →

Pain of Memories

By Taylor Knight “Ow! Geez, are you trying to kill me?!” Perhaps Jedediah could have phrased his words better, but when techni-fingers peel flesh that close to the brain stem, a person can become rather agitated. The back of his... Continue Reading →

My Snowy Escape

By Michelle Moraitis Featured from a Literary Genres, Graphic Memoir class, FA'20.

Tony McDade

by Sydney Williams flower boy. look at yourself look at who you’ve become.  it’s not easy. navigating the waters  of who you are, who you are told you are, and who you want to be.  daisies and sunflowers bloom from... Continue Reading →

Fall 2020 High School Writing Contest

Bethel University’s literary magazine, The Crossings, is excited to announce our very own high school writing contest! From October 19, 2020 through January 10th, 2021, we’re accepting submissions from writers grades 11-12 of their original, unpublished work. Writers may submit one... Continue Reading →

Exercises in Responsibility: Three Poems

By Alan Cohen Surf The morning, a cocoon, light and quietFootball and the school year start todayThe fiscal year in a monthThe calendar year up ahead in an astro-logical darknessAll separately revolving, interlocking spheres Out of phase, I am also out of... Continue Reading →

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