Why I’m Okay With the Knee: Protests, Flags, and the Problem of Idolatry

More than a year ago, Colin Kaepernick made waves when he began protesting violence against Black Americans, first by staying seated and later kneeling during the national anthem. Since then, many others have joined in the peaceful protest. Many have also become vehemently angry at them for doing so. I admit, I was among those... Continue Reading →

Where is God When I’m Lonely?

A question for the ages! How easily dissatisfied humans are when they're lonely. Thankfully, God knows exactly what to do with us when we're feeling that way. We just have to pay attention. It is quite painful for me to tell others about my loneliness. When I do, I feel weak and vulnerable. I hate... Continue Reading →

Oh, the places they’ve been…

I just recently returned from a yearly mission trip to Guatemala. This was my third trip, and most of the activities were feeling fairly "old hat." I knew what to do, when to do it, and almost exactly what to expect. We visited two villages, spending two days in each village. We offered medical, dental,... Continue Reading →

The H Word: The Overuse and Abuse of the Word “Heresy”

Recently, I was reading a book on faith and theology from the local public library. I’ve been able to get back to reading about faith and theology as a hobby rather than academic “work”, and I’ve been loving it. With this particular book, I was deeply engaged in it and its call to reexamine common... Continue Reading →

Dear Mom

If you know me fairly well, you know how much I love my mother. She is my most favorite person on this planet. Of all the strong women I know, and I know many, she is the strongest. She has nothing but purely unconditional love for me, my sister, and my father. Throughout history, there... Continue Reading →

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