Help! Trump is Coming to Thanksgiving!

To keep you growing is to keep you vulnerable to life and love itself. -Richard Rohr, The Divine Dance Two weeks after the presidential election, the yelling and fighting continues. It’s not outlandish or hyperbolic to think that this will continue for some time, long past the inauguration in January. For many, the election may cause […]

2015: The Year My Faith Became Free

2015 was one of those years that, upon quick reflection, you want to forget. On an international level, there’s been chaos. Violent extremism ravages our world. Bias and prejudice plague us. Guns continue to kill. On a personal level, there has been family hardship and difficult times. I was also let go from my teaching […]

“There’s Only One God … And He Doesn’t Dress Like that.”

There’s a scene in The Avengers where Captain America is about to jump out of a jet to intervene  in a conflict between Iron Man and Thor. Prior to his jump, the Black Widow cautions against this intervention, because Iron Man and Thor are essentially gods. Captain America shrugs this off, “There’s only one God, ma’am, […]

Influence of Philosophy: The Categorical Imperative

I am often asked why I teach philosophy. I give a variety of answers depending on the circumstances of the question. One I give more frequently than not is to present how ideas have consequences (whether the ideas and/or the consequences are beneficial or detrimental). We see this in history. Take Rev. Martin Luther King, […]