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Rules of Engagement

There are many white people in Grand Rapids, and gossiping about dog breeds is, I guess, what we do.

On Patience and Hope and Grace

So during my sixth and final semester at Calvin, I waited. 
and waited. 
and waited. 

In a Land Far Away

So consider this a love letter from your faraway child.

Politics as Usual…feat. Chance the Rapper

The word alderman has Anglo-Saxon origins: a noble (serving the king) as ruler of a local district. Quite literally it means “old man.”

Sacred Spaces: Some Distinctly Un-data-driven Conclusions

Seeing chipped stained glass and other signs of disrepair was dismaying, but it also renewed my appreciation of how church architecture brings grandeur into public space.

Open Seating

“I’m actually on a connecting flight, traveling to a corn hole tournament. It’s a pretty big deal,” the man in the seat behind me announced. 

Junctions

Junctions

by | May 23, 2018 | 0 comments

While at home, I went on a walk, remembering how, after a long rain, the air would smell like cupcakes or Cheerios as the fumes from General Mills wafted over the trees and rooftops.

Mutual Respect in the Streets

Mutual Respect in the Streets

One Monday morning a couple weeks ago, a man did something I should have been prepared for.

Growing into Solitude

Growing into Solitude

I haven’t outgrown my loneliness, but I do think I’m growing into my own solitude.

Lows

Lows

With a new pastor in the pulpit after a long stretch of interim pastors, I’ve been hopeful. But in the past few months, we’ve hit a new series of lows.

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