Religious Identity Reflection

*This a personal reflection paper I wrote for my Religion class.  I think it poses some big ideas and conversations, particular in terms of how Christianity interacts with other religions.* I am Brethren in Christ. I was born and raised in a Christian home, and family. Growing up, being a Christian had no real impact…Read more Religious Identity Reflection

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October Books

October was a heavy month for me, in terms of school.  If I wasn't in class, I was buried in my textbooks, or working on assignments.  The time I did have to myself was spent taking care of more administrative, or not-as-fun personal things.  I generally read the most at night, and therefore, I didn't…Read more October Books

Little Thoughts: Mind Your Words

I am a part of my college marching's band. Today, a situation arose where a student was in my section, (who I am calling M) withdrew from the college yesterday. However, through conversations not revealed to me, M was granted permission to play the final game today. M had told me, prior to her withdrawal, that she was…Read more Little Thoughts: Mind Your Words

Collection of Beautiful Things VII

I'm currently two and a half weeks away from Thanksgiving break, and from there just two weeks from finals week.  I am so worn out and ready to be done.  I have a lot of exciting things coming up next year, and I'm getting impatient waiting for them.  Plus, today is one of those days…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things VII

A Dialog with Islam

My Religion professor is amazing.  Today, she brought in Aaysha Noor, a Muslim woman and speaker, as a guest lecturer.  (If you go to the linked website, Ms. Noor is the woman in the middle, in a pale pink head scarf.) Today was probably my first real opportunity to engage with Islam, apart from reading…Read more A Dialog with Islam

I am pro-life.

The following rant was shared on Facebook by a friend this evening.  It is a nine-part Twitter rant by Patrick S. Tomlinson  (This was copied directly from his Twitter): Whenever abortion comes up, I have a question I've been asking for ten years now of the "Life begins at Conception" crowd. In ten years, no one has EVER…Read more I am pro-life.

A Christian Reflection

Aye, Christians, let's have a chat. I'm talking a Religious Diversity class this semester.  The professor is great; she is really challenging me and my beliefs.  These classes are ones I'd love to record and post everywhere I can, because it's good stuff. But did you catch that? My professor is challenging my beliefs.  She…Read more A Christian Reflection