I Don’t Care About the Poor and Other Stories About Injustice

I recently came across an old journal entry of mine from the spring of 2006. For the majority of the piece, I rambled on and on about what I can only describe as nonsense. But right towards the end I wrote these words “I don’t care about the poor.” For many people who know me …

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Pass the Mic: Why Its Important to Tell Our Own Stories

My freshman year in high school was a pretty rough time for me. For all intents and purposes, I consider this time in my life my 'rebellious period.' where I rebelled against my mother and turned against God. Briefly. But in that period of brevity, I found myself hanging out with the wrong crowd and …

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The Power of Story

Several years ago, I read Barbara Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible. It is a fiction novel that weaves the lives of a dysfunctional missionary family with the people of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the novel tells the tales of this family, it also exposes the dirt in two governments – namely Zaire’s and …

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