Something is wrong with the Church when…

I am gravely concerned with large portions of the American church. Particularly the bits that make the news. Whatever is driving the current climate: boastfulness, arrogance, bigotry, fear, self-righteous nationalism, pick-and-mix-handling-of-scripture, forgetting that entire cultures and regions of the world that we despise are made up of millions of people that are made in the image of God, forgetting that Christ loves and died for the Muslim, the agnostic and the secularist. When a Christian university’s student body cheers over someone who is introduced as “the man who bombs the middle east.” I am ashamed. I am ashamed to call … Continue reading Something is wrong with the Church when…

My Muslim Friends

I met the first Muslim when I was 20 years old in Kosovo. That was how little exposure I had to certain cultures by that point in my life. I didn’t live a monocultural life by any means. My extended family included a lot of Latinos: Mexican, Bolivian and now a Peruana. My mom was a third culture kid herself. One of my closest friends from high school comes from an Indian family. However, a lot of my life was still pretty white and American. But at 20, I was exposed to a new culture, Islam. We were evacuated from … Continue reading My Muslim Friends