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
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.
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
On my college campus right now, there are little phrases written everywhere such as "love conquers all" and "keep the peace", and other similar things. (The first of these I'm aiming to write a post on in the near future.) I believe these were written as a response to Sunday night's horrific events in Las…Read more Little Thoughts: Good and evil
I read a lot this month, while somehow managing to stay on top of my school work. I have quite a bit of free time, and I'm relishing it as much as possible before I succumb to the necessity to get a job. I have a stack of books sitting above my desk, and they're…Read more September Books
America is hurting. There's devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and now Las Vegas. But there's also Marseille, France and Catalonia, Spain, and numerous other issues around the world. My heart hurts for all of the pain and devastation around the world. "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things VII
*This is a paper I just wrote for my Religious Diversity class. I'm quite proud of it.* Many people claim that America is a Christian nation. They recognize the impact religious beliefs had on the Founding Fathers and on the creation of America. However, many people also claim that America isn’t a Christian nation. These…Read more Religious Literacy