Instead of publishing a blogpost in July, I wrote a reflection on faith and disability for The Salve, which I can finally share with you all! Thanks to the folks at The Salve for this opportunity and to my supporters on Patreon for patiently waiting for their promised July content! In Disability, I am Finding … Continue reading Disability and Faith Reflection for The Salve
After being asked if the Immigration Justice Resource Guide is "for Christians" by several people over the past few months, I've put together an addendum guide that I hope will help Christians who are curious or overwhelmed by the news cycle engage in cultivating a faith-based rationale for immigration justice. The table of contents and … Continue reading Christian Immigration Resources
I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue for almost a year and a half. I deal with widespread chronic pain, perpetual exhaustion, executive dysfunction, and a handful of other delightful symptoms. I have good days where I can function reasonably well and present as able-bodied and healthy, and I have bad days where I … Continue reading How to Support Your Sick and Disabled Friends Beyond Prayers for Healing: An Open Letter to My Christian Friends.
This February and March mark the first anniversary of my chronic illness diagnosis (the anniversary spans a couple months because as some of you might know the diagnosis process for many chronic illnesses is long and weird--arguably I haven't actually completed it yet). The onset of my illness and the many subsequent life adjustments that I've … Continue reading Tattoos and the Art of Process
Hi everyone, obviously I haven't been very active on this blog in the last 3 months, this is mainly because I have been working on a new project that launched just yesterday! A friend of mine and I have started Ignited magazine, an online magazine by and for people ages 18-26 who are seeking to follow Jesus in … Continue reading New Project!!
"But most of all, above everything else, who in the Bible besides Jesus knew–knew–that we’re carrying the kingdom of heaven around with us, inside, where we’re all too goddam stupid and sentimental and unimaginative to look?" –J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey. When I was seventeen, my family took our yearly summer vacation down to the … Continue reading Franny and Zooey, and Jesus, and Me.
Something I have become increasingly aware of over the past few years is that inspiration and passion are often accompanied by a great deal of frustration. Late last night I arrived home after spending the weekend at Wild Goose festival in North Carolina. Wild Goose, as I have mentioned before, is a yearly faith, arts … Continue reading The Irritation of Inspiration
On Friday night I had the honor of participating in a vigil and march in memory of our neighbor Amilcar Lopez-Perez. It being only my third march, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. To be completely honest I was a little nervous because I knew that the autopsy report released earlier yesterday had rightly angered many people. … Continue reading When Loving Your Neighbors Means Marching
Earlier this week my mom forwarded me this link about a resolution that has been brought forth in the Oklahoma Senate. To summarize, the resolution would ban the United States History AP test due to its failure to promote American Exceptionalism and its greater focus on the experience of minorities, who have often been treated badly in US … Continue reading What History Would Jesus Teach?
Despite the possible cheesiness of a year review/reflection blogpost I feel like 2014 was significant enough to warrant some reflection and since I have the month off of school I figured I would very much like to do some blogging before I am once again flooded with papers to write and books to read. While … Continue reading Year-End Snapshot: 2014