Praying for the Philippines Nov11

Praying for the Phil...

One of the largest typhoons, Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda), hit central Philippines last Friday, and Vietnam on Sunday, leaving thousands dead, and towns destroyed. The death toll is estimated to be about 10,000 people, but the numbers haven’t been confirmed. This storm has left many...

Generous Judgment? Aug22

Generous Judgment?

You don’t have to live in California, or even America, to hear about the outcries and the tensions behind the incredible prison overcrowding in this state. It is one of the many problems (although the list of California’s major problems is probably long enough to be a substantially long...

Confessions of a White Privileged Christian Female American Jul15

Confessions of a Whi...

A few months ago I was walking down the streets of Berkeley. The sun was setting, and as the city darkened I threw my purse around my neck in order to hold on a little tighter. There weren’t many people out and about so as I watched an African American male dressed in dark colors with a hat...

A Necessary Response for a Believer to a National Tragedy Apr16

A Necessary Response...

At the time I write this, over one-hundred thirty people have been injured and at least two killed after bombings that took place in Boston following the Boston Marathon. At this time, no suspects have been identified publicly, nor have any groups stepped forward to claim responsibility. In a...

Pondering the Potency of the Papacy Today Mar14

Pondering the Potenc...

This Wednesday, the cloudy puffs of the fumata bianca from the Sistine chapel told the world that, in unexpectedly quick passion, the Catholic Church would have a new world leader. At the age of 76, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, former leader of the Arch Diosese of Buenos Aires, will become a Pope...

Recollecting When Revolution Goes Wrong… Feb14

Recollecting When Re...

As entertainment magnets, American (and let’s be honest, most of the Western world) spectators love a good action flick, especially when it master’s the elements of suspense, mystery, and the under-dog fight for justice. Just this last year, movie theaters supplied a new installment to...