Question/Favor… please read!

Okay, so I am writing a thesis, and the topic is hospitality.  More on that to come, I am sure, in the next few months, but for now, I am asking my friends and acquaintances the following question:

When you think of the word hospitality and the bible, what scripture comes to mind?  

And the follow up question is the following:

In terms of practicing hospitality, or practicing radical hospitality, what is the Scriptural support that you find for such practices?  Where does Scripture address the call to practice radical community?


If you have time and interest, please let me know what you think.  I appreciate it in advance.

It’s been a while….

I know, it has been a while.  It’s been awhile since I posted something of substance, mostly because I have been dividing my time between my long-distance boyfriend and my ever-increasing piles of homework.  Just for a short update on where things stand:

1) I have to write a thesis…. and I am still working that out.

2) I have a paper and two presentations in the next three weeks

3) I won’t be home over the weekend for the next month… bleh!

That’s a short list, but you get the idea.  I do appreciate the brief moments of respite, but they are certainly brief… I feel sometimes like I don’t even have time to sneak some exercise or basic chores and errands into my schedule, but it is all for the greater good of graduating…. ahh i feel a sigh of relief when I say that word… grad-U-A-TING.  🙂


So yea, maybe I shouldn’t have taken 5 classes, but I did.  And maybe I should have found a way to force A to stay in Cambridge for a year so that I didnt spend so many weekends away, but then i would have had the problem of spending too much time at his place. So it all works out, right?




I read the following on Huffington Post and found it inspiring…. if only Pro-Life were framed more in this way:


Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Nigeria put it nicely in an October 11 interview with National Catholic Reporter. The archbishop said that, if he had a vote, he would support Sen. Barack Obama for President. Interviewer John L. Allen, Jr., asked how the archbishop could support a pro-choice candidate, and Onaiyekan responded thus:

Let me put it this way: The fact that you oppose abortion doesn’t necessarily mean that you are pro-life. You can be anti-abortion and still be killing people by the millions, through war, through poverty, and so on…If my choice is between the person who makes room for abortion but who is really pro-life in terms of justice in the world, peace in the world, I will prefer him to somebody who doesn’t support abortion but who is driving millions of people in the world to death.


My mom sent me this clip; her and my father found it amusing, what with me being a philosophy major, and with the question “What do you do with that anyways?” being a near constant in my life since choosing it.

Answer: Go to seminary!

Jonah 4

Whats the deal with Jonah in Chapter four?  Is he angry? depressed? grieved?  Is he right to be so?  Is there a sense in which he is responding righteously or just as a petulant prophet who didn’t get his way?


This is what is on my mind today…. lemme know if you any ideas; I will post some answers later on, or at least my take.