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

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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

Religious Literacy

*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

Student Loans, or Right to Vote? (Survey)

Hey guys! Recently, I came across an interesting article on my Facebook page, titled "Fifty percent of Millennials would give up their right to vote to get student loans erased.". That caught my attention, and I was curious as to how my peers would react. I'm interested in turning this into a blog post, so…Read more Student Loans, or Right to Vote? (Survey)

Collection of Beautiful Things VI

I'm beginning to get the hang of this whole "living on campus" thing.  It was a doozy there for a bit; but I've settled into this new time in my life.  And if I'm being really honest, I like this new sense of determination I have, and this new drive to become a true functioning…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things VI

Little Thoughts: Race and Politics

I know from that title alone, this post will garner attention.  This won't be a radically political, or overly opinionated post, I promise.  But it may get emotional, and in terms of these topics, politics and opinions, and emotions go hand in hand. One of my classes this semester has already created some powerful thoughts…Read more Little Thoughts: Race and Politics

Religion and Politics: Survey Results

*I want to dedicate this post to every single person who completed my survey.  Your responses helped me test my hypotheses, and understand the relationship between religion and politics.  I am forever grateful to every single one of you.  Thank you.* I started this study with the aim to analyze the connection between religious beliefs…Read more Religion and Politics: Survey Results