Dehumanizing the Poor

Everyone has that one story they could tell and sometimes do, about that woman in the checkout line with her fancy shoes and perfect manicure and designer purse and expensive weave (because the woman in this story is nearly always black, which…is going to need to be its own post so that I don’t fly…

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

I was nearly done with seminary when I stopped identifying myself as “evangelical.” Before then, I had gone through various phases in my relationship with the term: never heard of evangelical, not evangelical, super evangelical, struggling evangelical, progressive evangelical, and finally, “I’m not letting them own the term evangelical.” From the time I became a…

Pickles

I was recently hanging out with a friend who was eating while I was not. Being on the Food Stamp Challenge, I now think about eating before I leave the house so that I’m not ravenous while sitting in a place where the food doesn’t fit in my budget (which is basically anywhere). I wasn’t…