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
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
During a period of my life, I was away from church for two years. A full year of this time belonged to deep reflection and atheism. I came to grips with the fact that the god I thought I worshiped was not the one I wanted to be ruling over me. I had spent the … Continue reading Leaving the Past: My Faith Journey
A Parable A man on a treacherous journey through blistering deserts, freezing mountain ranges, fighting off wildlife and almost drowning at sea comes to the beginning of his new life. He drops his heavy bag and wipes the sweat from his brow. The life of terror, oppression and fear of death is now behind him. … Continue reading He Burned His Bag