We're in the desert! In the six days since I wrote last, we've driven around 950 miles. From Austin to Alamogordo to Tucson. Up until we crossed into the desert, it didn't feel like we were that far from home. The Texas we saw and all the stops before looked pretty similar to our home. … Continue reading day 23
I'll try to keep this brief. I'm very tired of online discussions. This is meant to be informational and straightforward and I've linked several other resources within the post. Let's just get straight to the point. Number one: I do not like abortion, but I do not support making abortion illegal. In practice, abortion law … Continue reading Pro-life
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after … Continue reading A letter to the Church
"The truth is we are supposed to love the hippies, the liberals, and even the Democrats, and that God wants us to think of them as more important than ourselves. Anything short of this is not true to the teachings of Jesus." - Donald Miller It's been a few weeks since post one about this … Continue reading Blue Like Jazz. Two.
5/19/15 Update: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomber has been sentenced to death. The discussion is relevant once again. The United States' use of the death penalty has come up in various circles for me this week. First, I was invited to sign a petition asking the state of Georgia to stop the execution of Kelly … Continue reading Rethinking Justice: The Value of a Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgIxmRnLGRg This one is close to home for me (literally). It pains me to see entire faiths condemned for one extremist group. I don't like when people lump all of Christianity into one category. Is Islam really so different that they should become lesser? We may not agree on all things or believe the same … Continue reading Russell Brand responds to Chapel Hill & Copenhagen murders
I almost titled this "Why Obama's Immigration Thoughts Are Okay (& Why They're Not)," but honestly, who wants to read another political blog? We're all perfectly capable of googling what he said about new policies and executive action and some government jargon I'm a little unsure about. Whatever. I'm going to talk about something else. … Continue reading The immigrants are people too