My wife Rebecca always does an incredible job curating the most thoughtful gifts, all of the way down to the card. However, as I am nearing my thirties, I have found that I much prefer experiences over physical gifts. She began to understand this and on my 28th birthday she provided the most meaningful experience … Continue reading God Isn’t in Control.
I have been watching the Rod Serling Twilight Zone. It started off as nostalgia; remembering the fun Rebecca and I have on the Tower of Terror in Walt Disney World. We started with the classics: Time Enough at Last, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, and A Kind of Stopwatch. We … Continue reading He’s Alive
I went to a private Christian liberal arts university in a small town in Ohio with a major in Pastoral Ministry. While there, I was exposed to some of the smartest professors in the field and began to challenge the Christian establishment after taking a course that involved a homelessness simulation. By the time I … Continue reading Christian Schools.
For all intents and purposes, I am a minimalist. I only own what I have a use for. This is filtered all the way down to my closet. Before becoming a minimalist I owned an incredible amount of clothing. These were not hand me down clothes or inexpensive clothes, but name brand items I spent … Continue reading What I Wear
One day my I was having a conversation about immigration and the current refugee crisis focusing on how the rhetoric from Donald Trump was exacerbating the situation. Some of us shared our heart and the pain we were feeling for those who were in the middle of it all, being used as political leverage. One … Continue reading Privilege as a Veil.
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
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