Things I Believe

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

I’m so tired of all the crap.

I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday!  I always love this time of year.  I mean, October through December is my favorite time of year, but Thanksgiving is like the catalyst to keep me at home, listen to Christmas music, snuggle up by the fire, and to deeply enjoy the people in my…Read more I’m so tired of all the crap.

A Christian Reflection

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

Religious Literacy

*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

Most Influential Images of All Time

I recently purchased a physical copy of Time Magazine's 100 Photographs: The Most Influential of All Time.  It's a fabulous collection- with beautiful and heart-breaking images.  Some made my heart hurt, and others made me happy.  The collection included images such as the Frame 313, Migrant Mother, Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, The Face of Aids, Tank…Read more Most Influential Images of All Time

Days of Cheer: John Michael Talbot, and Linus and Lucy

The past two days for me have been long days with work and school and other adult responsibilities.  And though I really wanted to blog, it wasn't at the top of my priorities. Tomorrow starts finals week for me.  I'm so ready for the semester to be over, and the bad thing is, I'm pretty…Read more Days of Cheer: John Michael Talbot, and Linus and Lucy

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

For one of my summer classes, I was required to read Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan.  Initially, I was quite excited to read it, because it provides a historical look into the time when Jesus was alive.  As a Christian, I do not know much about that time. …Read more Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth