My wife Rebecca always does an incredible job curating the most thoughtful gifts, all of the way down to the card. However, as I am nearing my thirties, I have found that I much prefer experiences over physical gifts. She began to understand this and on my 28th birthday she provided the most meaningful experience … Continue reading God Isn’t in Control.
One day my I was having a conversation about immigration and the current refugee crisis focusing on how the rhetoric from Donald Trump was exacerbating the situation. Some of us shared our heart and the pain we were feeling for those who were in the middle of it all, being used as political leverage. One … Continue reading Privilege as a Veil.
I am a hypocrite. This is a realization I have come to after working nearly five years in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. Being employed at this particular non-profit has given me the opportunity to work with real cases of poverty and abandonment. I go to food pantries and talk with the … Continue reading I Am A Hypocrite
You may know of a story in the Bible that features Pilate; if not, here’s a summary. He stood before an angry crowd of people accusing a man named Jesus the Messiah of blasphemy, because his teachings challenged the systems that benefited the elite and did harm to the most vulnerable. In an effort to … Continue reading Our Savior, Jesus Barabbas.
I remember where I was sitting, what I was feeling, and who was on my mind the evening of November 8, 2016. Rebecca looked at me with terror as the reality of a Trump victory creeped closer and closer with every swing state declaration. “Thomas, what is going to happen?” My eyes welled up with … Continue reading Making America Fear Again