Bus Blogging · charity · Life

Schooled by the bus stop lady

"Do you have a light?" she asked, sitting down next to me on the concrete ledge, wanting to share the narrow piece of shade in today's bright, hot 103-degree weather. "I don't," I said, and then, feeling like I had to have a reason for not having matches or a lighter, I added, "I don't… Continue reading Schooled by the bus stop lady

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Catholic Church · judgment · Pope Francis

Pope Frances & good-enough Catholicism

It didn’t take long for people to become apoplectic in regards to Pope Francis’ addresses to Congress and the United Nations. Self-labeled conservatives took to the interwebs to claim the Pope is not really a Christian and/or is ignorant and cowardly on the real issues. Give them time and they'll insist that him offering a… Continue reading Pope Frances & good-enough Catholicism

Bad Religion · judgment · Politics

Kim Davis: reality check on Christian persecution

I haven't blogged for nine months, mostly because I fell off the blogging horse after a rather traumatic opening to my year. The longer I was away from it, the more I questioned whether I had anything unique to add to cultural discussions. This insecurity will be familiar to other people of my Tribe, because… Continue reading Kim Davis: reality check on Christian persecution