“I want to do something different for Easter this year.” I say that every year, and it usually ends up with slipping up on Lenten promises or skipping out on Good Friday service. (Probably shouldn’t have admitted any of that to the Internet.) God taught me so much this school year. As a college junior,… Read More Good Friday: Hike with Jesus
This post was featured on Blogs by Christian Women, and was originally a paper written for my New Testament class. As a third year Political Science student who is passionate about the intersection between faith and vocation, I have come to regard many passages of Paul’s letters in the New Testament as major compasses for… Read More What Paul’s Letters Taught Me About My Future Career
It’s one of those things you can’t quite explain with one word. “How was your summer?” was a painfully simple question that was incredibly difficult for me to answer when I got back on campus in August. A month ago today, I was finishing up my three month long internship with the United States Senate… Read More Jesus vs. Politics: How a Summer in Washington DC Rerouted my Entire Life
The following article was originally written for Millennial Influx. Two weeks ago, America cheered on the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks for the 49th annual Super Bowl of the National Football League. Last summer, the world watched as Germany beat Argentina in Brazil and took the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy home. As much… Read More Why Americans Hate Women’s Sports
The following article was original written for Millennial Influx. There’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine – the four largest social media platforms that allow users to post and share memories with their friends. Then there’s Snapchat – an offbeat, unconventional time-limited photo messaging app that used to be most infamously known for sexting. When the… Read More Do it for the Snap: Snapchat’s Story from Sexting App to Parent Approved Tool
The following article was originally written for Millennial Influx. Welfare (n): the state of being happy, healthy, or successful When our nation was founded patriotically on July 4th 1776, it courageously declared to protect “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Flash forward two centuries later, men and women on the urban streets are… Read More The United States of Welfare: Handouts vs. Helping Hand?
14 floors above a scaled down hotel, discreetly wedged in an alley next to a McDonald’s, is a haven away from havoc in the form of a Chinese underground family church. Though not exactly under the ground, this church teems with believers from Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong and other Mandarin-speaking bordering countries. It is a… Read More China’s Underground Church: Road Towards Religious Freedom