The old adage, “we can choose our friends, but not our family” comes to mind… The idea that church should serve me, rather than vice-versa has taken firm hold and so congregations cater more and more to specific interests rather than being melting pots that encourage people to reach out to others unlike themselves in an attempt to understand what kind of a family they are a part of.
Simply by having a chemical imbalance, I found myself placed in a situation where life became unbearable. Everything, even the most beautiful of moments, could cause catastrophic damage to my psyche.
I thought I asked hard questions and learned hard lessons in my 20s – but then I entered my 30s.
Mental illness is an important part of the narrative of climate crisis. Polluted air, water, soil, and food are making us sick. Very sick. Even crazy. Why would our brains be immune from the same evil specimens that cause cancer to our other organs?
I started a conversation a couple months ago about my issues with the word “biblical”. It is a word we throw in front of anything to prove our point. Trust me….my view is BIBLICAL! I was focusing specifically on the use of the word when it comes to biblical justice. In light of Ferguson, continued […]
As an African-American student at a predominately-White institution (PWI) and specifically a CCCU (Council for Christian College & Universities) school, I was intrigued by the lack of diversity I found not only in the student-body, but also in the administration and faculty. Early in my undergraduate experience I reflected and mourned the reality that I would […]