Why Amnesia Is No Virtue and Nostalgia Is No Use

Why Amnesia Is No Virtue and Nostalgia Is No Use

Bodily autonomy’s centrality to the existence of liberty is genetically encoded in my memory, in my very being. I reflect on a profound irony of two starkly contrasting events that took place in the same week. A son of Texas, a descendant of former slaves finally...
Walking With Jesus Comes With Suffering

Walking With Jesus Comes With Suffering

All this talk of suffering. It’s all so depressing. But during the season of Lent, why wouldn’t it be? Perhaps, if we leaned into this feeling, we could offer more support to those who suffer with mental illness, the “oddballs” and the quiet geniuses. I’ve been...
Loving Our Neighbors in South Asia

Loving Our Neighbors in South Asia

Today is the one-year anniversary of a military coup in the country of Burma (Myanmar). In the last year, the country has been in a civil war. Civilian casualties mount. Hunger is rampant. Democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to prison....
Balancing Trees

Balancing Trees

I walked out to get the paper early one recent morning and found a tree service crew gathering across the street. They had four trees to remove and weren’t wasting any time. My neighbor walked over to explain that one large oak was leaning dangerously toward his...