Confession Not Deflection


After hearing an acquaintance make two racist remarks, I insinuated that his remarks were problematic. I didn’t respond in violently. I simply tried to steer my acquaintance in a better direction. Instead of acknowledging any error, my acquaintance kept making deflecting comments. “Aren’t we all just a little racist?” I tried again and my acquaintance […]

My Confession: I’m an Evangelical

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  “I believe Jesus rose from the dead and inhabits my being right now.” When asked about my thoughts on Jesus, I answered as clearly as I could. The room grew quiet. “Are you an evangelical?” someone asked. After some thought, I replied just as clearly as I did the first time, “I guess I […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #499 Elroy Chester / June 12, 2013


*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Elroy Chester- “A lot of people say I didn’t commit those murders, I really did it.” Before he gave the Warden the go ahead, Elroy Chester wanted to make sure that everyone knew that he killed a […]