"It could have been me..." "It could have been been me in that club. You could be posting about me right now." "It could have been me." These very same words were posted by at least 5 of my friends yesterday after learning about the horrific massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub … Continue reading “It Could Have Been Me.”
I don't say and post what I do because I think you should feel guilty or bad. I don't hate police officers or soldiers. I hate war and our country's love of and seeming addiction to violence. I hate that our judicial system incarcerates people of black and brown skin color at rates disproportionate to … Continue reading I Believe That We Are Better
Listen, Christian... We need to talk... And I need you to listen. I know your first reaction will be to want to jump in and say something. But please fight that urge. Just listen. By now you've seen the reports of the terrorist attack that happened in Charleston, South Carolina. And I know you've seen … Continue reading Christian, We Need To Talk…..
Couldn't we all endeavor to be more respectful to each other? Couldn't we be willing to respect that some people hold some things as sacred, and as such, not aim to offend them with such sharp provocations? Just because speech is lawful, doesn't mean that it should be said.
Stop domesticating Jesus! You want prayer in schools, but you can’t stand the sight of people of faith praying in the streets. You want a nation that reflects “Christian values,” but you turn a blind eye to injustice perpetrated against the immigrant, the outcast, and those on the fringes of society. You’re so convinced that … Continue reading “I Can’t Breathe…” – Jesus
Many Christians I know hold up Micah 6:8 as one of the prime examples of how to live a Christian life. The verse is often translated: “What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God?” Really nice sentiments, and honestly, not a bad way to live. … Continue reading Make Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly
My emotions and feelings reached a tipping point this morning. It wasn’t one singular thing that did it; I think it had just been building up over the past few weeks, and this morning I’m feeling compelled to write about it. First, to recap for those of you who are just tuning in: At the … Continue reading Religious Freedom: I Do Not Think That Phrase Means What You Think It Means