Palestine

Another Brick in the Wall

"Did you see the wall?" The question legitimately confused me the first time someone asked. Which wall? *** The Western Wall The stones of the last standing Temple wall were painted orange with the sunset of my second day in Israel. They were larger than I had imagined, thousands of prayers crammed into the narrow… Continue reading Another Brick in the Wall

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Theology

Reflection: Simon Peter & Spiritual Maturity

I'm unsure of what promoted it, but yesterday I found myself thinking about the scene in Matthew depicting Peter attempting to walk on water towards Christ. Christian or no, almost everyone is familiar with what occurs next in the story; Peter becomes afraid, doubts, and begins to sink below the churning waves. 'Peter, you dipshit'… Continue reading Reflection: Simon Peter & Spiritual Maturity

Theology

Krishna's Body

Admittedly, I'm an obstinate little shit with a predisposition to arrogance. Luckily, I'm surrounded by people who humbly take my arrogance in stride and don't call me on my bullshit - rather, they most graciously allow me to call myself out as I progress in my understanding. That being said, of course I didn't read… Continue reading Krishna's Body

Homelessness

Seize and Desist

'God, I hope she doesn't shit on me.' That was the stray thought that flitted through my mind like an alley cat as I held Calva's head off of the tiled floor. I was the first to see her eyes roll and her face contort into the ghoulish carnival mask that foretold of the oncoming… Continue reading Seize and Desist