I have this fear.

*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.

Let’s talk about this.

My heart breaks for Florida, and for all of the lives lost. My heart breaks for the young man who felt the need to do what he did, and for the help he didn't receive. And my heart breaks for every single person who is trying to make this a political issue. Let the families…Read more Let’s talk about this.

Conversation burn-out.

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.

A Dialog with Islam

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

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

Student Loans, or Right to Vote? (Survey)

Hey guys! Recently, I came across an interesting article on my Facebook page, titled "Fifty percent of Millennials would give up their right to vote to get student loans erased.". That caught my attention, and I was curious as to how my peers would react. I'm interested in turning this into a blog post, so…Read more Student Loans, or Right to Vote? (Survey)