Why You Should Leave the Bible Out of Dating

Why You Should Leave the Bible Out of Dating

We were leaving the bursar’s office after learning about the cost for me to attend college in the fall. It was a lot. In the parking lot, my dad looked at me and asked, “Mijita, are you sure this is where you want to go?” My mom interjected and told him this was...
Stepping Towards 51, Looking Back Over 50

Stepping Towards 51, Looking Back Over 50

Today is my birthday. I turned 51 years old. When I hit half-a-century last year during the pandemic, I told my wife that I was looking forward to middle-age. She raised a brow and responded, “Not sure how long you’re planning on living, but you passed middle-age a...
The Heartbreak and Hope of Church Schisms

The Heartbreak and Hope of Church Schisms

The United Methodist Church, with 80 million members, is undergoing a schism centered primarily around LGBTQ+ equality. Conservatives hold to a “traditional” understanding of sexuality and marriage, while progressives advocate for all Methodists’ inclusivity and...