The articles in this section represent work I have done over the past decade. The best of them will gradually be edited and posted in future issues of AT Magazine. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at any that interest you. At the end of each article, there is a comments section. Please use this space to offer suggestions and/or criticisms. Help me get these articles ready for publication.
Thanks,
David Cowles
Editor-in- Chief, AT Magazine

BLACK DEATH

As I write this, the world is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has been deeply altered and one wonders if things will ever...

DECONSTRUCTING POPEYE

As a boy growing up in the 1950’s, Popeye the Sailorman was a major cultural influence. He willingly ate spinach, something my friends...

TOWER OF BABEL

Most of us are familiar with the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9). Superficially, its meaning seems obvious. A...

WHAT’S WHAT

World What do we mean when we talk about ‘the world’? We don’t just mean the universe, the cosmos or the planet Earth. We mean the world...

GOD’S WILL

Following any catastrophe – a tsunami in the Pacific, a mass shooting at a shopping mall…or the death of a young child – you’re certain...

LORD’S PRAYER II

“So, three things remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor. 13:13) ———- “Our Father who art in heaven,...

WHERE THE TIME GOES

Who Knows Where the Time Goes? Written by English folk-rock singer and songwriter Sandy Denny, this late ‘60s anthem was popularized by...

COMMUNISM OR SOCIALISM?

The terms, ‘communism’ and ‘socialism’ are often used interchangeably. Yet in some respects, they are more like antonyms than synonyms. ...

EVERYTHING EXISTS

In a debate with his elder siblings about the existence of Santa Claus, my grandson, then 5 years old, triumphantly ended the argument...

HERACLITUS OF EPHESUS

When you think of cosmos, do you think of it as something singular or something plural? Is it ‘one’ or ‘many’? Is it an ‘organism’ with...

ACHILLES AND THE TORTOISE

The students in Mrs. Dooley’s 5th grade math class are scratching their heads. According to Mrs. Dooley, someone has challenged the great...

THE ELEATICS

Around 535 BC, a group of Greek settlers founded a colony on the west coast of Italy, just south of the modern city of Napoli (Naples)....

BEING

Either a ‘thing’ (res), an ‘actual entity’ (per Whitehead), is – or it is not. Take ‘A’, for example. ‘A’ is a thing (or event). It...

WHY IS THERE SOMETHING…

In 2012, renowned physicist and cosmologist, Lawrence Krauss, published A Universe from Nothing. The purpose of the book was to debunk...

LOTTERY

We all love to gamble, most of us anyway; but why? Unless we have a “gambling problem”, or don’t know the rules of the games, most of us...

AMERICAN HISTORY REDUX

(Note to high school and college students: If you are surfing the web, looking for an essay to plagiarize, I don’t recommend this one…at...

CHRISTIANITY

From the very beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, powerful forces were arrayed against him and his mission (Luke 4: 14 – 30): “He came...

ETERNITY

“If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the...

SEVEN WORDS

Being Good Beauty            Truth             Justice Love Presence Every important branch of philosophy focuses on one or more of these...

THE OTHER BIBLE

It’s been called, “the greatest story ever told”, The Bible. But what is that story? “The earth was without form or shape, with darkness...