Category Archives: Social Issues

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

I recently finished reading Jeff Chang’s book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. It was recommended to me by my friend Mark. Even though I’m a slow reader, I had some extra time off over Kent State University’s … Continue reading

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Proclaiming Christ in Post-Christian Contexts

I led our H2O interns through a life-mapping exercise a couple of weeks back. We talked about looking for Spiritual Inukshuks, as I often do with interns. Even though it takes some explanation, I think this concept from Inuit culture … Continue reading

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Trend-spotting: Post-COVID College Life

I love trend-spotting. For instance, Marci and I have recently noticed the decline of the single, steady, upraised hand as a gesture of gratitude from the driver of one car to another who has yielded his or her right of … Continue reading

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The Path Forward

It’s the beginning of the best month of the year: mid-September to mid-October! I finally decided to join the Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree (“the largest and longest-running event of its kind in the nation”), and I always feel … Continue reading

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Indignation

I’ve spent more time than usual scrolling through my Instagram stories this weekend. And wow. It’s been hard to observe the deeply emotional responses to the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court regarding federal abortion policy. My right-leaning … Continue reading

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