• #OneOutfit100Days

    By Admin | In Uncategorized | on December 16, 2018

    Julia Mooney is a middle school art teacher in Moorestown, NJ. This school year, she decided to try an experiment- wearing one outfit for 100 days as “A challenge to be mindful of what, why, and how we consume.” As a result, she has been interviewed on a number of media outlets ranging from Good Morning […]

  • A Panel Gone Wrong

    By Admin | In Uncategorized | on October 3, 2018

    [This post was originally drafted in the early morning hours on September 11, 2018. As a courtesy, I sent it to the organizer of the panel that is referenced. The organizer responded that the post was defamatory, which convinced me that the organizer does not understand defamation laws. Out of fondness for the organizer, I […]

  • Love wins.

    By Admin | In Uncategorized | on September 8, 2017

    Last night I completed a harassment complaint against a self-avowed white supremacist. The person in question, let’s call him Robert, posted on an ELCA congregation’s social media account, harassing them for having a sign outside their building that read “Resist White Supremacy”. Robert posted an angry message on their social media account, and claimed their […]

  • An Advent Devotional Conversation

    By Admin | In Advent | on November 30, 2016

    I don’t like “devotionals”.  I could try to appeal to my Lutheranism and argue that devotionals are “works” in disguise about giving us the inwardly-focusing idea that somehow we can move ourselves closer to God, but I’m not sure that’s always the intention, and it’s not my major complaint.  Instead, what gets me about devotionals […]

  • “Both/And” not “Either/Or”

    By Admin | In Uncategorized | on October 1, 2016

    This piece was published in the newsletter of the congregation where Ryan serves as Pastor. My godfather spent much of his career working as a detective for the Camden County Sheriff’s Department. I still remember when being young and my mother receiving a phone call that my godfather had been shot at with an automatic weapon. […]

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