I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Jesus Camp. You may have heard of it before. My siblings and I watched it, joking that we would see how mild our parents actually were, and it proved more thought-provoking than I thought it to be. Jesus Camp (2006) examines evangelical culture in a children’s church camp setting. As someone who grew up in a conservative and evangelical bubble, … Continue reading Have You Ever Been to ‘Jesus Camp’?
I am not the kind of person who offers up politics as a conversation starter. Firstly, I rarely feel informed enough to argue a point in politics. Secondly, I tend to see that both sides have valid points but this tends to annoy people. Thirdly, I am a peace-keeper and politics have a way of disturbing the peace. Politics-talk seems to be more concerned with … Continue reading Should We Talk Politics?
Whatever you imagine your life is going to be like, know your life is not going to be anything like it.* My plan was New York. That’s the place of my origins. My parents met and married there. Now, my brother’s there and I wanted to join him too. I was restless for New York. I blogged about it (read here). I watched movies like … Continue reading Where I’m Supposed to Be
We asked guest blogger, Ashley, to write about one thing: MEN. Here’s what she has to say: I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to specifically write about men. I typically write about topics when I don’t think there is gender involved (so about men, the power dominant social group generally deems itself invisible) or I set out to specifically highlight women or women’s contributions. … Continue reading Well, Actually… the Patriarchy Hurts Men Too
It is the 10th of November, Wednesday morning and I’m driving to drop off my Dad to his office. We both work through our shock that Donald Trump is going to be the next President of United States, and this involves mostly talking. Through the traffic, I talk and talk about everything that Donald Trump has said and with every minute I mourn more and … Continue reading Remember when I said I wouldn’t talk about politics?
Photo by the jess mcghie, duh. 23rd June, 2016 9:30 a.m. So this morning, Britain have left the EU and David Cameron has resigned? And it’s only 9:30 in the morning! I listen as my sister and her friend who came over for a sleepover are giving me updates as they look at the news on their phones. I have never seen the British get so riled up … Continue reading The One about Christians and Politics