This morning I was reading today's entry in Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (which is a helpful prayer book, by the way) and there was a quote from an early Christian writing called "Letter to Diognetus". This is a very brief letter from the late 100s AD. Diognetus, to whom the letter was … Continue reading Maybe God is Telling me Something?
I first learned about modern-day slavery a couple years ago. As usual, because I am a dork, it was from reading a bunch of books on it. It is one of those subjects that the more you learn, the more you realize you do not know. It goes tremendously deep and touches everything. So … Continue reading Halloween and Slavery
On a little-trafficked section of Penn State Berks is a huge concrete circle with what appears to be a maze painted on it. Yet a maze it is not, for it is a labyrinth. In a maze you can get lost, hit a dead end and have to try again. A labyrinth, on the other … Continue reading On Campus at Penn State Berks – Prayer at the Labyrinth
"Its a God-driven movement!" "Its an evil, anti-American movement!" I have heard and read both sentiments in regard to the Occupy Wall Street protests. Change a few words around, and I heard similar things about the Tea Party movement. Like most political movements, sincere, serious Christian friends of mine come down on different sides of … Continue reading Civility and Fairness
Earlier this week Columbus Day was observed. I did not notice until I saw we got no mail. Once I confirmed that the post office was still in business, I remembered it was early October so it must be Columbus Day. Then yesterday I was reading Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. It is a … Continue reading We Need New Heroes
A couple weeks back I visited a church to share about campus ministry at Penn State Berks. I talked about many things, such as the story of the students picking up trash on campus. Along with that, I talked about how we try to build a friendly community of Christians on campus that is open … Continue reading On Campus at Penn State Berks – Friends, Not Projects
I love to cook. When I was in high school a representative from culinary school visited our home economics class. I gave my name as someone who was interested in pursuing that path. It was not until after I graduated from college that they finally stopped sending me things in the mail. I like … Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture Rocks