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John Lennon Weighs in on COVID-19

When I found out schools were cancelled here in Maryland last week, I began thinking about how long this interruption would last. How long it would be until I got back to living my life? I imagine I am not the only person who pondered that question. Of course, though it was only one week … Continue reading John Lennon Weighs in on COVID-19

The Bubonic Plague and Our Fascination with the Ancient

Last week my sister sent a video to our family group chat of her playing "Ring Around the Rosie" with two of our niblings. I snarkily commented "And yet another generation learns about the bubonic plague...looks like fun!", in reply to which she sent a link to an article debunking this commonly-held metafolkloric belief concerning … Continue reading The Bubonic Plague and Our Fascination with the Ancient

Laziness in the Name of Sustainability: An Invitation to Self-Reflection

A couple of weeks ago I hosted my church community group for the first time. Perhaps overeager to be a good host due to my lack of experience, I kept puttering around, opening the door, taking coats, and making sure everyone had something to drink. About half an hour into the evening, one of my … Continue reading Laziness in the Name of Sustainability: An Invitation to Self-Reflection

On Broadway with No Script

Imagine going to see a show on Broadway for the first time. You're excited for a new experience, but nothing could prepare you for what's coming next. Upon arriving at the theatre, you find yourself suddenly thrust out onto the stage. Without the foggiest idea of what your character is supposed to do or say, … Continue reading On Broadway with No Script

I’ve Got Good News, and I’ve Got Bad News…

...but I'm only going to tell you the bad news. Or at least that's the way it felt twice on Good Friday this year. During this Easter season, I have the privilege of performing in several presentations of Piercing Word's Passion: The Musical, a performance of word-for-word Scripture portraying the Last Supper, trial, crucifixion, resurrection, and Great … Continue reading I’ve Got Good News, and I’ve Got Bad News…

I Wish the Church Looked More Like the DMV

It was with a good deal of impish glee that I drove myself up to the DMV last week to get my learner’s permit. Of course, my Mom was in the passenger seat, and this would be my third time getting a permit, so there was nothing illegal or truly rebellious about it – I … Continue reading I Wish the Church Looked More Like the DMV

The Republican National Convention, Robert E. Lee, and Jesus

This past week I spent two nights in a rather fancy-schmancy house in Ocean City, NJ, right on the edge of the water. The lady who hosted us seemed to be quite the dedicated advocate of the GOP, and, in fact, I was somewhat startled walking into the kitchen area at one point to find … Continue reading The Republican National Convention, Robert E. Lee, and Jesus

We’re Christians. We DO stuff!

During my four years at Taylor University, I lived on a floor renowned for various shenanigans, known as The Brotherhood, or "Broho" for short. One day, my friend Carson was about to do something a little crazy and collegiate -- to be precise, he was about to hurl himself into a ginormous snowman (which was … Continue reading We’re Christians. We DO stuff!