Category: Reflections

We’ve Been in Babylon for Four Long Years

When I walk into church, I am a Christian first, an American second. When I walk into the voting booth, I am an American first, a Christian second. That isn't because my faith doesn't take priority over everything else, but because it is my duty as an American to...

Something Different in the Air

I would be lying if I said I wasn't frightened about what will happen next week. I am the most frightened I've ever been about the future of my country and the most hopeful I've ever been about real, lasting, impactful change. The election won't be over on Tuesday,...

Voting Hope Over Fear

I will never choose to look backward to a time when America was great, because it can always, always be better. I will never choose to seek the perfect candidates down the ballot because that person doesn't exist, but I will vote for the people with plans to move...

If We Don’t Watch it, They’ll Leave Us Behind

We are dealing with a generation of young people who spent several months at home. They had plans cancelled, they didn't see their friends, and some have watched their families lose everything. They fearfully watched people get sick, they listened as their elders brushed off concerns about public health,...

Leaving Room For “It’s Complicated”

Refusing to see things as complicated forces us to ignore human emotion and experience. It forces us to look past the pain and allows us to bypass empathy in our attempt to score a win. It looks at the imperfection of human existence and boils it down to a...