“Like a boil that can never be cured as long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its pus-flowing ugliness to the medicines of air and light, injustice must likewise be exposed, with all of the tension its exposing creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of natural … Continue reading Stepping Across the Line
This week I saw an elephant for the first time. Driving through Kruger National Park in South Africa, I looked up to find what first appeared to be moving boulders atop the nearest hill. Upon further inspection, I saw a few wiggling ears and a trunk curling around a branch to pull down the elephant's … Continue reading Is This Real Life?
Thirty PLNU faculty, staff, and students spent their spring break on a weeklong Civil Rights Pilgrimage, journeying through Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Sitting in the pews of the church Martin Luther King preached in, marching across the famous Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma, listening to President Obama give a live speech at the base of … Continue reading An Awakening in the South
Here is just a small tribute to some incredible people who have had a big impact on my life. 21 lessons and some photos of those who taught them to me. Thank you to all these and even more who aren't pictured. 1. There are people in our lives who have more faith in us … Continue reading 21 Lessons in 21 Years
Life is like a persistent summer drought, hope of invigorating rain ever present under the brilliant clear blue sky, evidence of imposing, promising clouds pushed beyond what the eye can see. It is the twelve-year-old trafficking victim violated by fifteen men a night, hope of freedom hovering but hidden behind the weight of the man … Continue reading Four Seasons
What does reconciliation mean to you? As someone striving to make reconciliation work my lifetime mission, this question has been asked of me quite a few times in the past couple weeks. And yet, each time the question has left me fumbling over my words as I struggle to articulate such a broad and complex … Continue reading What Does Reconciliation Mean To You?
I think I am having what my professor might call “a quarter-life crisis.” I have exactly one week left until I am officially a senior in college, the much-anticipated year where all the big decisions of the entirety of my future must be decided at the age of 21. As I have been filling out … Continue reading I Want To Live An Adventure