Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation
One of my humanities moments happened while I was watching old reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation. There is a character in that show named Data, an android who is constantly seeking his own humanity. At one point the crew of the Enterprise finds the sister of a fellow crew member who had previously died in the line of duty. Many of the characters in the show describe how the sister reminded them of their lost friend, but Data puts it the best. He supposedly doesn’t experience emotions, but his description of his own…

by Camille Harmer
...mourn with those who mourn. –Romans 12:15
During the election week of president-elect Trump, I was upset. As I tried to make sense of my initial reaction and other’s reactions, a scripture from my youth came to mind. It reads, “...mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort...” When I was a child, I figured this meant you were supposed to comfort people that are crying. That week, I realized that people mourn in different ways. In this time, some of us post on social media, searching for validation and connection to friends with similar…
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