Books: “Pastors’ Wives” by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

I’ve been thinking a lot about religion. For many years I tried to avoid the topic. I grew up Catholic, have 13 years of parochial education, and a degree from a Jesuit university. I felt done.  Read More Books: “Pastors’ Wives” by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

Our Tragedy is Not a Forum

Recently, Washington state was in the news for a very bad reason. One mentally ill man went on a rampage, killing five people. Five people going about their normal lives, enjoying friends, coffee, or just driving to someplace on the list of errands for that day. I can’t understand why gunmen target coffee shops; this is the second one that has been targeted like this in our state. The last time was in Lakewood a couple of years ago, feels like last week. Now we have this tragedy. Read More Our Tragedy is Not a Forum

The Struggles of Being in an Inter-faith Relationship

It’s hard for me to put into words what it’s like to be in an inter-faith relationship. In some respects it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and in other ways it’s completely natural. If you had asked me 6 years ago if I would ever consider dating a non-Christian guy, I definitely would have said no, but it seems that Cupid has no knowledge of these things when he takes aim at unsuspecting passersby.

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