Being a Christian is hard. This post isn't about the hard, social aspects of being a Christian; that's for another time. This is more vulnerable. I've been in a spiritual rut recently, very prolonged and very deep. Even walking through cathedrals in Italy and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, I didn't feel all that close to…Read more Being a Christian is hard.
Where do I begin? A lot has been going on, in terms of my spiritual journey. I'm being challenged. I'm being forced to face the tension between comfort and growth. And I'm getting frustrated. I mentioned a bit ago that I'm visiting another church. My boyfriend really wants to become a part of this church,…Read more Not Today Satan.
It's been awhile, I know. There are a few posts I need to catch up on, but right now, I just want to work through something. My boyfriend and I got back from a conference in Washington D. C. a few days ago, and it was an incredible experience. My spirit was re-connected with God,…Read more Thoughts of God.
*This a personal reflection paper I wrote for my Religion class. I think it poses some big ideas and conversations, particular in terms of how Christianity interacts with other religions.* I am Brethren in Christ. I was born and raised in a Christian home, and family. Growing up, being a Christian had no real impact…Read more Religious Identity Reflection
October was a heavy month for me, in terms of school. If I wasn't in class, I was buried in my textbooks, or working on assignments. The time I did have to myself was spent taking care of more administrative, or not-as-fun personal things. I generally read the most at night, and therefore, I didn't…Read more October Books
My Religion professor is amazing. Today, she brought in Aaysha Noor, a Muslim woman and speaker, as a guest lecturer. (If you go to the linked website, Ms. Noor is the woman in the middle, in a pale pink head scarf.) Today was probably my first real opportunity to engage with Islam, apart from reading…Read more A Dialog with Islam
Aye, Christians, let's have a chat. I'm talking a Religious Diversity class this semester. The professor is great; she is really challenging me and my beliefs. These classes are ones I'd love to record and post everywhere I can, because it's good stuff. But did you catch that? My professor is challenging my beliefs. She…Read more A Christian Reflection
America is hurting. There's devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and now Las Vegas. But there's also Marseille, France and Catalonia, Spain, and numerous other issues around the world. My heart hurts for all of the pain and devastation around the world. "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things VII
*This is a paper I just wrote for my Religious Diversity class. I'm quite proud of it.* Many people claim that America is a Christian nation. They recognize the impact religious beliefs had on the Founding Fathers and on the creation of America. However, many people also claim that America isn’t a Christian nation. These…Read more Religious Literacy
Hey guys, I'm conducting another study! This time, it's inspired by a "Religion" class I'm taking. This particular class is addressing the religious literacy of America, and the textbook makes some interesting claims and insights. So, I thought I'd investigate a bit. If you are interested, here is the link: Religious Literacy. Because I am…Read more Religious Literacy