Shabbat Shalom for All

In the beginning God created, said, made, called, placed, and blessed all He made. And so the heavens and the earth were completed, and...

Overpass

Synthetic smoke carried up over a concrete river, walking on the bridge overhead, recalling the taste of speed. Passing boats in passing...

Surviving History

Inspired by Tylor, Edward Burnett. “Chapter III: Survival in Culture.” In The Origins of Culture, 70–111. Harper & Brothers Publishers,...

An Unexpected Gift

Like many other freshmen last year, I entered my first semester at the University of Minnesota in 2020 with great uncertainty. Online...

Watercolor Dust

—fell asleep inside a sunlit room; when I woke, it was too dark to leave. —stood and walked, bleary eyed, felt my hand along the wall for...

Noonday

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your...

Racism, Repentance, and Reconciliation

I want to preface this essay about racial justice by stating two things about my identity. First, I am a Christian and second, I am...

Finding the Fair in Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, a boar rampaged throughout all the land, destroying crops and killing villagers. The king offered his daughter’s hand...

New Frontiers in Medical Justice:

Human Fraternity, Human Rights, and Neoliberalism among Fratelli Tutti Lord, Father of our human family, you created all human beings...

Christian Humility and Disability Studies

This spring I attended a talk by a visiting lecturer, Allison Hobgood, who led a discussion called “Being Smart: Disorientation, Access,...

It Takes All Kinds:

Gleaning Socio-Theological Wisdom from Durkheimian Functionalism and the New Testament Trope of the Body of Christ Left versus right,...

Dairy Farming with Faith

Before the sun comes up, you can hear the sound of many alarm clocks going off and the distant clatter of boots on the floor as the many...

The Sermon is Never Long

Sometimes I keep the sabbath at church, sometimes I keep it at home. And if I’m going to be perfectly honest, sometimes I don’t keep it...