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I Am A Hypocrite

I am a hypocrite. This is a realization I have come to after working nearly five years in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio.  Being employed at this particular non-profit has given me the opportunity to work with real cases of poverty and abandonment. I go to food pantries and talk with the … Continue reading I Am A Hypocrite

Our Savior, Jesus Barabbas.

You may know of a story in the Bible that features Pilate; if not, here’s a summary. He stood before an angry crowd of people accusing a man named Jesus the Messiah of blasphemy, because his teachings challenged the systems that benefited the elite and did harm to the most vulnerable. In an effort to … Continue reading Our Savior, Jesus Barabbas.

Making America Fear Again

I remember where I was sitting, what I was feeling, and who was on my mind the evening of November 8, 2016. Rebecca looked at me with terror as the reality of a Trump victory creeped closer and closer with every swing state declaration.  “Thomas, what is going to happen?”  My eyes welled up with … Continue reading Making America Fear Again

Leaving the Past: My Faith Journey

During a period of my life, I was away from church for two years. A full year of this time belonged to deep reflection and atheism. I came to grips with the fact that the god I thought I worshiped was not the one I wanted to be ruling over me. I had spent the … Continue reading Leaving the Past: My Faith Journey