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A Christian Perspective on the World Today

Alina Kartman

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ABBA, 40 years on: A return with conflict feelings

For many, the announcement of ABBA's imminent reuinion album brought a wave of nostalgia—but is the constant pining for the way things work actually a harmful attitude to have?
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The IPCC report: How real is the “Code Red” for humanity?

The IPCC's latest report on Climate Change spells bad news for everybody on Earth. Alina Kartman explains why we should take it seriously.
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Who are the Taliban and how did they turn Afghanistan against...

Understanding the Afghanistan crisis in all its history and complexity is needed more than ever before—the lack thereof likely being factors that brought the world to this point.
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Why I believe in God

Faith can be difficult at the best of times, let alone the worst. But God can reach out to us in ways which we may not expect...
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Cryptocurrencies: Three difficult questions with a cryptocurrency investor

Bitcoin is big business for professionals and amateurs alike. Alina Kartman spoke with an investor to try figure out whether this virtual gold rush is the future of currency—or just one more digital mirage.
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EURO 2020: Is Christian Eriksen a Victim of the Show?

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the football field, in the middle of the Denmark-Finland match, at the 2020 European Football Championship, making some professional players lament the overload of sports competition schedules.
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The Power Of Grief: How To Survive The Death Of A...

We all experience grief at some point in our lifetime—but that doesn't make it easy to bear. Alina Kartman spoke with Julia Samuel about the importance of accepting this often negative issue
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Lies – The Anatomy of a Social Pathology

Everybody tells little white lies on occasion. . . but have you ever stopped to consider why lying is so commonplace?
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How Our Friendships Change Throughout Life

Throughout the stages of our lives, friendships will come and go. But what do sociologists say is the time most conducive to building lasting relationships
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A Spectator of Your Own Life

When we get into the habit of procrastinating, it can make us feel like we're a passenger in our own body. Alina Kartman explains why this may be the case - and what you can do to solve it.
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How do I know who my true self is?

Academy Award Best Picture winner Nomadland is a poem; following a rhythm ever more strange to the lives that we—those who have climbed onto the carousel of adult life and have discovered that we are no longer free to get off—are so used to.