Are You Waiting to Date?

One of my close Texas friends just sent me this article in World Magazine, and I think it’s spot-on about the dating culture among young Christian college students and professionals. Along with asides on the shift from marriage-for-family to marriage-for-fulfillment among Americans in general [cf Jenell Williams Paris], the…

Obama as Brother-in-Chief?

I was going to post this on facebook, but my commentary got a bit out of hand. As a side note, I’m trying to find ways to come out and be more open about my own perspectives on current events, religion, and anthropology. We’ll see. First off, you have…

Wisdom Has a Standpoint

…They don’t even know that they’re a foreign country. ~~~~~ I met with [an academic award] committee on campus today to discuss my application to study religious change and conversion in Central Asia. I’d like to go and be with people, move slow, share life, learn what matters to…

Seeing Race Sideways

I’ve been talking with my friend Hannah again about race. She’s a white student in Africana studies, and talks to me about how race works in our society and what can be done to transform difference to a positive experience for us all. Some of that comes from facing ourselves. Hannah read about whiteness…

A Cedar Point Summer

“Thank you for calling Cedar Point Central Reservations, my name is Celia. How may I help you?” Yep, this summer I took a job at Cedar Point, an amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. Sandusky is a lake town with one Wal-mart, 53 hotels, 10 bars, 43 churches (more on…