Community Organizing, Vigils, and How Plans Go Awry

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“Don’t become too narrow. Live fully. Meet all kinds of people. You’ll learn something from everyone. Follow what you feel in your heart.” -Yuri Kochiyama Lunch with a friend that I love and admire so much – we caught up as we don’t spend nearly enough time together. She’s in academic and intellectual circles, church […]

#BeyondSundayMorning: Stories, Floods, and The Eucharist as Confrontation

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Ira’s voice in my ear as I run makes my plodding along blur the trees while the road zips by in my peripheral vision. I have feet like a deer and suddenly I’ve run 8 miles. The college edition from last year (“How I Got Into College”) makes me laugh out loud – guffaw – […]

Short-Term Mission Trips, Protests and Sharing the Narrative

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The first time I went to Mexico was a mission trip. A church youth group. An earnest youth pastor. And boxes of tracts in Spanish. One purpose. We went with the intention of saving the poor and ignorant. Clearly, they needed Jesus. What was most important to their lives was the salvation of their souls. […]

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