Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, my friends! I hope that the light of Christ touches each of your hearts today, filling them with joy and peace and hope for the future. Last night I performed a marriage blessing - my first time at the 'altar' (which was really just a chest of drawers - but you make due …

I’M BACK, BABY!

Just a quick one for now until the semester is over, and I have free time to write and not think about finals. As a few know, I finally left the seminary that I was at and chose one more my own pace - Union Theological Seminary in NYC. Tonight I realized it's already done …

My Gram is Love…

"Hi honey, have you heard the news?" my Uncle's perpetually calm voice queried. It was 9am, I had just woken up and began pulling on my clothes to go to work. It was too early... "What news?" I could hear the sharp anxiety in my response - bad news was coming. "Well Gram," he began …

An Account of Clashes

It was Friday, long past the hour when the adhan rang out along the streets and rooftops shepherding the final stragglers through the yawning doors of Ibrahimi Mosque to rest upon the compassionate breast of Allah. The sun sizzled in the cloudless, summer sky causing everyone's clothes to stick to them like a second skin …