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Supposing He’s Super

by Kaycie Kelly on Posted on

By Kaycie Kelly Second Place Winner of the 2016 Scribenda Summer Essay Contest [dropcap]J[/dropcap]esus is my Superhero.” Those were the words I saw posted big and bold on the back of a t-shirt. Call me irreverent, but it made me laugh. It sounded so cheesy, as if we were trying to advertise Jesus. “Lookie here kids, Jesus is just as cool as Superman.” Out of all the awe-inspiring, glorious names of Jesus (Almighty God, King of kings and Lord of lords, to name a few), superhero is all we could come up with? But though at first laughed, I now … Continue Reading “Supposing He’s Super”

The Last Enemy

by Sophia Klomparens on Posted on

The Last Enemy By Sophia Klomparens Winner of the 2016 Scribenda Summer Essay Contest [dropcap]S[/dropcap]uperhero stories have existed as long as humanity can remember, beginning with epics such as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. The larger-than-life characters of Achilles and Odysseus share much in common with the powerful figures of Batman and Superman, the wind-swept shores of Troy echo the dark streets of Gotham, and the sweet island of Ithaca reminds us of the planet Krypton. Clearly, superheroes have been a part of human history for much longer than the term itself has existed. But every superhero story, whether ancient or … Continue Reading “The Last Enemy”