Category Archives: Reflection

Dear ben adam, What Are You Doing?

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Now that I finally finished my series on the bike trip, I think I need to write a brief post on where I am and what I am doing. For years, I said I would never end up in Los … Continue reading

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Redemption: Reform, Retreat, or Resistance

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Human rights groups proved multiple times the human rights violations of the multinational food service provider Sodexo. As a result, University of Washington students started lobbying the UW administration over eight months ago to cut their contract with Sodexo. After … Continue reading

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I Was Raptured This Weekend…At a Gay Bar

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Last night, for my friend Max’s 22nd birthday, I went to the gay bar on Capitol Hill titled, “R Place”. Needless to say, it was a…cultural experience. The expected crowd showed up: men with intense make-up, old men making-out, shirtless, … Continue reading

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My Response to the Death of Osama bin Laden

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Oftentimes, as Christians, we take for granted that we know right out what it means to be “saved”. Since we know without a doubt what it means, we never question the genesis of that phrase. We assert that all people … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Friend! I Was Arrested. How About Yourself?

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Today, my friends Sue Ferguson Johnson and Wes Howard-Brook led a group of several dozen folks downtown to the federal building stationed in Seattle. We proclaimed the Passion Narrative from John’s Gospel in celebration of Good Friday. On the ground … Continue reading

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What Is Love?

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Right now, in my small group, we are all in dating relationships. As a result, when we talk about dating, I think often about love. Growing up in the U.S. where I watched romantic comedies and learned all about falling … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not Participating in Lent This Year

The model for Lent comes out of the stories in the Synoptic Gospels about Jesus spending 40 days in the wilderness being tempted (Matt. 4.1-11; Mark 1.12-13; Luke 4.1-13). During those 40 days, Satan tempts Jesus. In Matthew’s and Luke’s … Continue reading

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