In the aftermath, when the dust settles, we want the same thing. Perhaps I am naïve in thinking this. Perhaps I am foolish to wish this. Perhaps I am looking through the world with rose colored glasses. But in this passionate conversation, fueled by anger, hurt, and fear, is not our collective goal safety? Do…Read more We want the same thing.
*Tomorrow, students across the nation with walk out of their classes, to make a stand against gun violence, and to petition for safer schools. These are my thoughts.* I am petrified. Never before have I ever felt a fear like this. I'm terrified that a mass shooting will happen again, but this time, in an…Read more I have this fear.
*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
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.
Making Gingerbread Houses One of my most favorite things about the Christmas season, is decorating gingerbread houses. I don't have the time to make everything from scratch, so pre-made kits are absolutely wonderful. Of course, I don't quite have the patience for sticking the house together. In fact, by the time it's all assembled, I've…Read more Days of Cheer: Gingerbread Houses and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
This evening, my family and I decorated our Christmas tree. That has always been one of my most favorite things during Christmas. I've always loved the smell of pine trees; it soothes some part of my soul. I think there's something really timeless about it too, like every Christmas through time is wrapped in this gentle…Read more Days of Cheer: Christmas Tree