Maybe it’s some lost sense of home for the farm I grew up on, but I’ve always loved The Waltons. The advice John Walton gives John-Boy in this scene reflects the kind of character that my dad has been in my life. In a lot of ways, I think my family grew up with a … Continue reading Faith, Holiness, and Judgment Part 2: A Heritage
I've been reading Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird for my expository writing class. It's stretching me as a person and as an author. I cried my way through the last chapter a few weeks ago, and I want to share just a snippet here with you: And this is another reason to write: people need us, … Continue reading Where Have They All Gone? Part 2: Facing Facts on the Exclusion of LGBT in the Church
My school recently renovated our student center. It's beautiful and new and exiting, complete with cafeteria restaurants and gender-neutral bathrooms. As a whole, our campus is fairly diverse---right in the heart of Detroit. We're situated between churches, mosques, museums, art galleries, concert halls, and iconic bars. My friends and fellow students on campus are a … Continue reading Where Have They All Gone? Part 1: Considering a Spiritless Church
Here is the first episode of Give Me Space, a podcast written and produced by me.