As Winter Storm Harper pummeled its way across the country and toward us last week, with only hours to spare before the rain turned to ice, I ventured to my local Menards (a home improvement store). There, I purchased flashlights and ice melt, along with … read more.
The fragility of life is sometimes so apparent. A family is financially stable, and then a parent loses their job; grocery store runs become less frequent and the mortgage becomes hard to pay. A car breaks down and cannot be repaired, and suddenly a single … read more.
When I was in nineteen, one of my friends – who I partnered
with to help our college student body engage in conversations about racism and
privilege – looked at me and said, “You know you are white right?” I was
startled, but answered “Yes.”
Still this question … read more.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. (Photo by Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
King of Iowa is a man with political power, who gained ascendancy in part
through demeaning immigrants and stirring fear.
Luther King, jr. was a man of moral and prophetic imagination, … read more.