Book Review: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

This book review was originally published on  Note: As a member of the Launch Team, I received an advance reader copy from the publisher.  Inspired: Slaying Giants Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again One Woman’s Journey Back to Loving the Bible If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, … Continue reading Book Review: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

Thoughts and Prayers

I was a freshman in high school when I first considered the possibility of a school shooting. Someone had made an off-handed remark about shooting his classmates. Regardless of his intention--a failed attempt at dark humor, or maybe deeply-rooted cynicism-- it was received as it should have been: seriously, and as a threat to our … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers

Land of the Free

My first real introduction to politics was the year 2000. I was eight years old. Our teacher had just given a lesson about the two presidential candidates: George W. Bush and Al Gore. He then handed us a worksheet with a short, kid-friendly version of each candidate's platform. I didn't know anything about those two men, … Continue reading Land of the Free