They attacked my sanctuary and my ability to love. (A post on Charlottesville.)

  The summer of my sophomore year in college I was in South Florida with some of my closest friends seeing the Dave Matthews Band. We were all high on the power of two amazing nights of performances by what any of us would have said was the greatest band on the planet. It was … Continue reading They attacked my sanctuary and my ability to love. (A post on Charlottesville.)

Does “love wins” also apply to the Ku Klux Klan?

The evening of the Women's March in D.C., I felt one of the greatest senses of pride I've felt in all my life. Sitting at the Union Pub, behind the Capital, with hundreds of women turned towards the TV screens, watching as the news broke of the marches all over the world. There wasn't a dry … Continue reading Does “love wins” also apply to the Ku Klux Klan?

I’m a Progressive Christian, and I’ve taken one of those racist Baptist Seminary photos.

The other day I watched Twitter have a passionate discussion about a photograph the senior faculty members of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary shared online. What was meant to be to be a silly photo of a bunch of old white men acting like "rappers" quickly became a dialogue about race. Social media users began to … Continue reading I’m a Progressive Christian, and I’ve taken one of those racist Baptist Seminary photos.

13 Reasons Why

I finished 13 Reasons Why this eve. It's probably one of the fastest series I've ever watched. Things like this always devastate me. Any depiction of the darkness of High School always breaks me. This was one of the most honest depictions of what your kids go through. I think it's incredibly important for parents … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why

My Dream President (A response to Jerry Falwell, Jr. )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4wQ3Vl8xOw Being a Christian that is actively engaged in the realm of politics can be a constant state of frustration. Constantly you see your Savior used as a mechanism to convince people to support a wide array of policies. You see your Savior used to justify actions that he passionately stood against. You see men … Continue reading My Dream President (A response to Jerry Falwell, Jr. )