Stop calling the U.S. a Christian nation.

We do not deserve to wear such an esteemed title. Not when poor patients are dumped out of hospitals in cold conditions wearing only nightgowns, such as what happened recently in Baltimore. Not when we determine whether or not another human being is worthy of being able to afford health care based on a socioeconomic […]

A Day of Commemoration…and Reflection

  Like most Americans who were of age at the time, I remember exactly what I was doing when news of what is now referred to as the 9/11 attacks occurred. I was a student at Grand Valley State University. I was getting ready to go to class, and as I usually did, had the […]

There is no exclusivity in Christ Jesus!

Today in Sunday school my class and I wrapped up a set of lessons based on the book of Jonah. Certainly everyone knows the story of Jonah, particularly the part during which he was swallowed up by the big fish, but my charges were unaware of the REST of the story involving this Old Testament […]

Being racist means there is something wrong with YOU, not those you hate!

The story about the shooting at Emanuel A.M.E Church in Charleston, South Carolina made my blood boil. Luckily, the young man who committed the crime, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, has been safely apprehended. (Interestingly enough, he was not looked at as a threat although he killed nine people, but a bikini-clad teenaged girl at a pool […]