A Nuclear Bomb of a Different Kind

After being told to judge Trump based on his actions when he’s in office, I’m doing so, and I’m incredibly concerned with what I’m seeing thus far as a voter and as an American. Throughout his campaign, Trump consistently acted in a manner that was off-the-cuff, to say the least. It seems to me that he constantly reacted to what was said about him without careful consideration of the consequences. Whether it was through Twitter,…

"A Nuclear Bomb of a Different Kind"

The Trump Administration's First Act

So among many other things I’m involved in in life, for the past few months my wife and I have had part time jobs as first-time home buyers. We’ve been gathering paperwork, signing more forms than we know what to do with, racking up credit card debt with things like home inspections and appraisals, and living out of boxes in our apartment as we prepare to move. Our closing date was originally going to be…

"The Trump Administration's First Act"

Whitewash

Some number of years ago, a seminary student freshly entering the program was having a discussion with some of his peers and stated that he, as a white man, felt marginalized in the United States. He hadn’t been able to get any federal or state aid when in college, but saw a number of his minority friends get all kinds of aid while he was in school. He saw all sorts of scholarships for minorities…

"Whitewash"

I Pledge Allegiance

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.” I remember being taught these words and speaking them long before I was old enough to understand what they meant. I asked my parents, as they were trying to help me memorize the pledge before school, what that first line meant. They told me that it meant that you pledged to respect the flag of the United States and to be a proud,…

"I Pledge Allegiance"