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On Slaves, Selma, and Sermons

Yesterday, I watched The Birth of a Nation (2016). Apart from being a beautiful, tragic, and inspirational must-see, it has gotten me thinking about Nat Turner, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the religious traditions that have both upheld and denounced … Continue reading

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Lines in the Sand

This post has nothing whatsoever to do with linguistics or graduate school, but it’s late and it’s been a long week so I’m oversharing on the Internet again. When I entered college eight years ago, I was skinny, nerdy, shy, … Continue reading

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Just Mercy

Every year, my university runs an extracurricular program for its incoming freshmen called On the Same Page that aims to give the entire class (all 5,500 matriculants) a common theme for their academic year, or at least something to talk … Continue reading

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Justice, Inaction

Last Sunday at church, my pastor finally decided to comment on national and international events, in light of not just the killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and the backlash of killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton … Continue reading

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New World Order

“Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?” The above is a quote by the Apostle Paul when he is giving his defense before King Agrippa, as recorded in Acts 26. I recently finished this … Continue reading

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Transience

The other day, a friend of mine who is from New York made a comment that I had trouble parsing, because I couldn’t tell if it was facetious or sincere. As part of an exposition on the myriad cultural differences between … Continue reading

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#Blacklivesmatter

It’s that time of the year: classes end tomorrow, final projects are due soon, exams are nearly upon us. Stress is the name of the game now for all students, and I’m feeling it. But it’s not just my unwritten … Continue reading

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