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Cosby, Ebony, and the Problem with Idolatry (Scenarios USA)

  My vacation bible school teacher waved her arms wildly as she mimed the frustration of Moses coming down Mt. Sinai after receiving the Ten Commandments only to find that the Hebrew people had tired of waiting for him and made themselves a golden calf to worship; an idol. In a move that would make… Continue reading Cosby, Ebony, and the Problem with Idolatry (Scenarios USA)

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Your Hardships Don’t Erase White Privilege

I could tell she felt awkward. Concern was written all over her face. Her pale skin had turned slightly pink. Her eyebrows were furrowed. Her words were clear but filled with emotion. “This feels awkward. And a little unfair.” He, on the other hand, was totally relaxed. Hands in his pockets. Expressionless. A couple of… Continue reading Your Hardships Don’t Erase White Privilege

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Does Faith Ever Fit…in Academia?

When I set out to write about what it means to be a person of faith working in academia, I was fairly certain that the tension and sometimes outright dismissal I’ve experienced on that front were created by external factors. Specifically, I blamed the skewed perspectives of colleagues who felt that my faith was a… Continue reading Does Faith Ever Fit…in Academia?