Church: It’s Not Just for Jerks

Come as you are. Flawed, broken, hurt, angry, scared, skeptical, addicted. There is a place for you. There is good food, transformational conversation, hugs, laughter, acceptance, support, wisdom, coffee, help, and love. Christian community has rocked my world. I’m not talking a bunch of WASPS in floral dresses and starched collars. I’m talking real people…

Sandwiches: A Tale of Friendship

I need you! I need you bad! You don’t know how much you mean to me. How often I thank God for you. You are a warm merlot on a cold night, and a refreshing glass of lemonade in the sweltering heat. I am apparently thirsty a lot. When I find myself lost in the…

Me+You= Us

Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. -Alveda King Most Christian ‘believers’ tend to echo the cultural prejudices and worldviews of the dominant group…

Oh, the Feelings!

Aletheia. In Greek, it means truth. In half-Greek (aka me) it means so much more. This past weekend, I got the opportunity to visit an old friend who moved to Roanoke two years ago after her wedding. Julia and I met at Aletheia, and visiting with her and Sam, her former roommate, brought back so…