An Open Letter to My Friends Who Voted for Donald Trump

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Voted for Donald Trump

My dear friend, Thank you for taking the time to read this post, especially when you know it’s likely to be filled with sadness and anger. I know this is uncomfortable, but I also know that you care about me. That’s why we’re friends. Thank you for...
The Law School Diaries: What’s Your Excuse?

The Law School Diaries: What’s Your Excuse?

Greetings from beautiful, inexplicably 65-degree, Pittsburgh, PA! I write this from the porch of The Porch in Schenley Plaza, because I want you to vote. As you probably know, the US presidential election is tomorrow. You can check out some of my thoughts on our...
Who Is My Neighbor? Voting as an Evangelical

Who Is My Neighbor? Voting as an Evangelical

It’s really only been this week that I figured out what, at base, so disturbs me about this election. There’s plenty to choose from, sure. But beyond the actions of the candidates themselves, beyond the insane and horrible rhetoric, beyond the general...
10 Points on Eric Metaxas

10 Points on Eric Metaxas

In July, I wrote a response to a piece by Wayne Allyn Root¬†advocating that Christians must vote for Donald Trump. Root’s¬†piece didn’t turn out to have much readership, but then Eric Metaxas, of Bonhoeffer fame, wrote his own piece for the Wall Street...

Cell phones and shelters: Time Magazine reminds us to stop judging

Check out this article from Time Magazine Techland about smartphone usage by those in poverty, or, really, about remembering that those in poverty are just people. So let’s not judge before we know the whole story… A Homeless Man and his Blackberry...

Adventures in lunacy

As some of you know, a couple of weeks ago, I embarked on a very short-lived adventure/experiment. I had been reading this book called More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger (which, incidentally, I very much recommend to anyone and everyone). The purpose of the book is...