The Truth Empties Me

By Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123 Vessels break. Last month I wrote about how I need God to be absent as much as I need God to be present. I lied. I take it back. Whatever absence God is playing at, I take it back. I think. Last Sunday, I flew to Saskatoon for my final seminary course of […]

I Trust You, Heart

By Karla Mendoza | Twitter: @karlamendoza19 “You are not forgotten.” This time around I had just finished sharing my testimony about living in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for the past 16 years and how God has been so faithful to me and my family, when this lovely older woman came up to […]

The Red Couch: Welcoming the Stranger Discussion

It was a small bolt of red cloth that captured the world’s attention. A tiny fragile body. Someone else’s child. In that moment of seeing, the stranger on the other side of the world became our neighbor. It shattered the illusion of distance and difference. We found common ground in our grief. The tragedy of the […]

When Words Fail, Make Awkward Eye Contact

A boy once told me I was terrible at making eye contact. We were in the university cafeteria, and I swear I was listening, but my eyes were flitting about the busy space, landing back on him every few seconds. Our friendship never recovered his innocent observation, as I became incredibly self-conscious of what my […]

What Does Solidarity Look Like?

In the light of the present refugee crisis the word “solidarity” is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Solidarity is a word with a nice ring to it. It brings up images of resistance movements on behalf of the poor and innocent. It makes for a good slogan—a nice word painted in red on a white […]