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
I've been struggling with whether or not I wanted to write this post. But I'm going to be vulnerable with you. I moved into my new college last Saturday. I moved in early because band camp was slated for the few days before Freshman Orientation. My brother, who is a freshman, moved into the same college…Read more Vulnerability.
*Recently, I've found that I have a lot of topics for posts, but very little material to expand on them. So I figured, at least for now, I would create a little series where I just put these "little thoughts" out into the world., rough cut and short.* Pray in public. Pray when you go…Read more Little thoughts: Pray in Public