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Ethical Reflections: Telling the story of a complex past

By Rev. Ian Markham One crucial debate that hovers over American public life is the challenge of telling our story that recognizes the complexity of...

Your Views: Markham column foreshadows speech suppression

To the editor: How eerily timely was the insightful column last week by Rev. Ian Markham, dean of Virginia Theological Seminary, titled “Conspiracy theories abound?”...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Conspiracy theories abound

Sometimes a conspiracy theory can be true. On Feb. 24, 1933, the Nazis claimed to find seditious materials that pointed to a communist plot...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Driving on sunshine

General Motors’ announcement that by 2035 they will only produce electric vehicles is significant. We are in the midst of a shift from petroleum...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Christmas is for atheists too

Christmas is upon us once again. It is a much-needed mid-winter festival. The nights are longer; the days are shorter. The weather is cold....

The Other Alexandria: The yesteryears of the Seminary community

By Char McCargo Bah Long ago during the Civil War and after, many African Americans migrated to the Seminary area called Falls Church. They bought...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: The logic behind reparations

Virginia Theological Seminary generated significant interest recently with its decision to make direct payments to descendants of those who were enslaved or worked under...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Stop telling your kids: ‘All...

Happiness is subjective. At a certain time in my youth, happiness was playing video games – and just FYI it takes a long time...

Virginia Theological Seminary pays reparations

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] When Frances Terrell was first approached about participating in a reparations program the Virginia Theological Seminary had been working on, she...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Presidents and the Seminary

Given our proximity to the District, it is not surprising that presidents are often visiting Alexandria. It started with President George Washington, who loved...