Category Archives: Restoration & Reconciliation

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall stand between

    Over the past several years, society at large has descended into staunchly divided battlelines. As I’ve stepped back to distance from the clamor, I’ve found myself looking for the people who are standing between. Truth be told, I’m not … Continue reading

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A lament for the LGBT & Muslim communities in the aftermath of Orlando

The headlines jolted us awake early this morning. Twenty dead. Then at least fifty; the deadliest mass shooting in the US to date. My heart sank as I realized that the LGBT & Muslim communities would feel the strongest impact of the headlines. … Continue reading

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The problem with over-spiritualizing racism

In the children’s classic Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, an African-American mother attempts to explain the harshness of 1930s Southern racism to her young daughter, Cassie. After offering a brief history of slavery, she describes the historical relationship between white Christian slaveowners and African-American … Continue reading

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What I wish we’d remember a little louder on 9/11

I’m usually fairly quiet on 9/11 as it’s a day that holds a lot of memories. We lived 5 minutes from the Pentagon at the time and the plane crash shook the windows of our small apartment right along with my personal sense … Continue reading

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A new season

Every so often in life, I run across these lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Four Quartets: And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot … Continue reading

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The world needs more places like this

If you haven’t heard of Jill’s House, this is a must-watch. I went to college with the couple featured in this video, and their story and the purpose this organization serves is so heartbreakingly beautiful and redemptive that I had to … Continue reading

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A skeptic falls off her soap box

While ultimately my faith sits at the feet of Christ, the steps that got me there were ‘friends’ who took the time to sort out their faith on paper: Phil Yancey, Cornel West, Frederick Buechner, CS Lewis, Anne Lamott, NT … Continue reading

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