Features

  • His life in our hands

    His life in our hands

    Elizabeth Drescher, 7 Jan 2014

    Religion scholar Elizabeth Drescher remembers Nelson Mandela and the legacy of his ever transforming generosity.

  • Silent Night

    Silent Night

    SCM, 20 Dec 2013

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Santa Clara Magazine.

  • Rise up, my love

    Rise up, my love

    Brian Doyle, 15 Dec 2013

    There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. And there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there. Writer Brian Doyle suumons one such place in Oregon.

    Winter 2014

  • The chaplain is in the House

    The chaplain is in the House

    Jeremy Herb ’08, 15 Dec 2013

    With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

    Winter 2014

  • Welcome to Citizenville

    Welcome to Citizenville

    Jim Cottrill, 15 Dec 2013

    Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

    Winter 2014

  • A brief history of zealotry

    A brief history of zealotry

    Reza Aslan '95, 15 Dec 2013

    Reza Aslan ’95 in conversation with three SCU scholars of religion—Paul Crowley, S.J., Catherine Murphy ’83, M.A. ’87, and David Pinault—about faith, politics, and how we talk about the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Winter 2014

  • These things are real

    These things are real

    Ron Hansen M.A. ’95, 15 Dec 2013

    Gerdenio Manuel, S.J., M.Div. ’78 talks with Ron Hansen M.A. ’95 about finding grace versus the dark side, requesting the last seat on the Titanic, and a question all Catholic priests face: How can you live this life healthily as a celibate?

    Winter 2014

  • Getting to the truth of Silicon Valley

    Getting to the truth of Silicon Valley

    Mike Cassidy, 5 Dec 2013

    Tech commentator and author Michael S. Malone '75, MBA '77 has made the study of Silicon Valley his life's work. And his new novel finds the point where fact and fiction meet.

  • Confronting the unspeakable

    Confronting the unspeakable

    James W. Douglass '61, 12 Nov 2013

    Peace activist and writer James Douglass '61 finds hope in the tragedy of Kennedy's assassination. Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of that painful day.

  • All things are possible

    All things are possible

    Amy Tan, 6 Nov 2013

    The Valley of Amazement: Amy Tan talks about how her new novel came to be—and she discusses with writer Ron Hansen how Santa Clara figured into the origins of her groundbreaking first novel, The Joy Luck Club.