When we left Standing Rock, the natives' message to us was one of great urgency. "Take this story home," was their most prominent request. Thank you Chattanooga Times Free Press for running this piece. Check out the article online, or here is the transcript from my article in today's TFP editorial section: For the first time in … Continue reading Pipeline Genocide: where to go from here.
Dear Tomi Lahren, I just finished watching your Final Thoughts on the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the injustice and racism you spewed was disgraceful. I know you're from the Dakotas, but have you been there to actually see the peaceful and prayerful camps? I've been, and it doesn't look how you describe it- with … Continue reading Open Letter to Tomi Lahren: your words about DAPL are heinous.
One of the first things I noticed upon my arrival in Thailand was the unmatched devotion its people showed to a man named Bhumibol. His face was everywhere- on all currency, billboards, framed portraits paid homage to him in every home. The King's Anthem was even played in movie theaters before the film. Everyone stood at … Continue reading Long Live the King
Who would Jesus vote for? This is a common refrain among conservative and liberal Christians alike. The short answer is: I don’t think we can put a political sign up in Jesus’ yard just yet. I think it would be pretty unfair to align Jesus with our own institutions and force Him to be a … Continue reading Who Would Jesus Vote For?
I saw something that disturbed me today. My go-to outlet is always writing, but because I knew this would be a sensitive subject, I let my thoughts simmer for a while. So, as collectively and concisely as I can manage, here are some thoughts I have wanted to share for a very long time. Today … Continue reading Selective Christianity: Racism & Equality
She stood there looking at the produce for a suspicious amount of time. The bananas were bunched together in large, happy groups. She hated to disrupt them. Beside her stood a man emitting a ton of bad energy. Apparently he was impatiently awaiting his turn to pick out bananas, but Perry was an unapologetic picky … Continue reading Perry.
Several months ago, I took some personal inventory and spread out my interests on a theoretical table. "Surely, I can make these all fit," I said to myself, rearranging my hobbies & strengths into an imaginary collage of my ideal career. I sat back to let my eyes soften and refocus on the bigger picture … Continue reading Rejuvenate Wellness Project