*Before this post, I want to create some space to share some resources that I have been using to learn more about the current social and cultural conversation. And, I want to be mindful of continuing to create space for the voices that may need more space to be louder, and be heard. I found…Read more a self-reflection.
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 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.
This is something I have been trying to piece together for the past few weeks, since the Kavanaugh trial began. I know, that with this post, I should expect some criticism and perhaps hate, but I need to speak my truth. I am tired of feeling silenced and ignored, simply because I have a different…Read more No. I don’t stand with women.
A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Ariana Grande's new song "God is a woman". Of course, as a Christian, I had an incredibly visceral reaction to the song, and consequent music video. I have a lot of thoughts about this piece, and I will probably craft them into a post in a few…Read more She is woman, and that is enough.
*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.
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.
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.
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