At The Intersection: While I want to defy terrorism-induced fear by pursuing life as if nothing has changed, I also feel pressure to do something now to impact the world.
At the Intersection
At the Intersection: There is a place for people who are doing God's work outside of the institutional church, where they can seek truth.
At the Intersection: Should Christians’ personal interpretations of their faith influence their decisions when they are in positions of authority over others, and especially government authority?
At the Intersection: In my creative nonfiction workshop, we are currently reading essays by or about the survivors of mass shootings (or their parents). The timing is an unplanned coincidence.
At the Intersection: One thing has remained the same between the 1999 and 2015 U.S. papal visits: a sense of expectation and hope.
At the Intersection: My move to the City of Brotherly Love that is currently more like a City of Strangers has prompted me to remember the social significance of church.
At the Intersection: I see parallels between the abuse scandal in the Catholic church and the slow awakening we are witnessing about the realities of police violence.
At the Intersection: Christianity has an ugly history of promoting one human's race, gender or sexual orientation as superior to that of another.
At the Intersection: Jesus expresses forgiveness as mandatory but conditional. The person on the receiving end of potential forgiveness must repent.
At the Intersection: Don't read the comments. I've had this rule since 2011, the first time I had a socially conscious op-ed published in my local newspaper.