Category Spirituality/Theology

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Civil Rights leader and theologian Howard Thurman wrote this beautiful liturgy/prayer that I thought would be fitting to share on Thanksgiving Day. “A Litany of Thanksgiving” by  Howard Thurman “Today, I make my Sacrament of Thanksgiving. I begin with the simple things of my days: Fresh air to breathe, Cool water to drink, The taste […]

Exploring 12 Years a Slave: A Review Round-Up

12 Years a Slave is the best film I’ve thus far in 2013. It is the third film from British filmmaker Steve McQueen who continues to be one of the most talented directors living today. His knack for powerful framing and camera movement that reflects the nature of the scene is uncanny. He’s also unique […]

The Violent Bear It Away: Christianity, Masculinity, and Violence

  “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of God suffers violence, and the violent bear it away.” Matthew 11:12 “The necessity is for men to redefine masculinity, to produce a masculinity whose desire is no longer dependent on oppression, no longer policed by homophobia, and one that no longer resorts […]

Where I’ve Been

If anyone takes a look at my blog they will notice that in between February and May there was a rather significant dead period on the blog. This is due to many contributing factors. First being that I was busy with the worst semester of my life. Second being that I was writing a lot […]

Why Feminism is Still Important and Relevant: Faith & Feminism

This is the first post out of four concerning the continued  importance and relevance of feminism. All four will be about different aspects of feminism and all will be from different voices. Read the introduction to the series here. Today’s post comes from Sarah Shwartz, a fiend of mine and recent graduate from Biola University. Her desire […]

The Silence

11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a […]

An Open Table: Part of the Synchroblog for Sanity

Through out the past 3-4 years the Church (and the Christian faith in general) has been a place of struggle and frustration. I’ve witnessed both the astounding beauty and the shocking ugliness that can grow out of Church communities. At my Christian university I grew tired of the hate directed towards women, art, science, Democrats, […]