In the past few days, I have encountered several situations and conversations that have made me wrestle with what I believe. I think this is important, as it is in the wrestle that we hold on tighter. I think, also, that it is important for us to name the things we believe and to be…Read more Things I Believe
A few weeks ago, I wrote post titled "Thoughts on Church", in which I reflected on the modern Christian church culture. I had been in the middle of re-reading Letters to the Church by Francis Chan at the time, and was experiencing a really big personal reevaluate of my church life. I have since finished the book, and…Read more Letters to the Church (Chapter 1)
Hello all! Happy New Year! I hope you had a beautiful holiday season, regardless of what you celebrate, a time full of joy, family, relaxation, and goodness. And I pray that this new year brings wonderful and exciting things for you, a year of growth and stimulation.This is a beautifully big year for me. In…Read more Little Thoughts: Perspective
My boyfriend and I had an experience over the weekend, that I think is worth sharing. It left us shaking our heads a bit, and thinking heavily about some of the people involved. In pursuit of lunch Sunday afternoon, we ended at a hibachi grill, and were placed at a table with a family of four, and…Read more Little Thoughts: Generational Differences
I have been thinking long and hard about whether or not I wanted to post this. It may come across as being insensitive, or selfish, or maybe even ignorant. But I have a feeling I'm not the only American that feels this way. Last week, my college presented a symposium on "Inclusive Excellence". Classes were…Read more Conversation burn-out.
*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
The following rant was shared on Facebook by a friend this evening. It is a nine-part Twitter rant by Patrick S. Tomlinson (This was copied directly from his Twitter): Whenever abortion comes up, I have a question I've been asking for ten years now of the "Life begins at Conception" crowd. In ten years, no one has EVER…Read more I am pro-life.
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
*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
This wasn't the post I had planned for this morning. I was actually going to write something very different. But before settling down to write, I stumbled upon a video by SoulPancake. Those of you that have been with me for awhile know I really like this organization, and I often look to their book…Read more Religion.