SCOTUS Pick Protesters-What do they really want?

Another day, another protest in Washington, D.C. What were they protesting this time, though, you might be wondering? Was it another basically anti-Trump rally? Surprisingly, no, not really. In wake of the Supreme Court pick tonight of Brett Kavanaugh, a sitting judge on the D.C. District Court of Appeals, protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court to voice their dissent. However, what I thought was interesting was that many of them were opposing Kavanaugh on what they thought he wanted to take away. 

“You just lay on the ground and play dead”

“Yeah, you just lay on the ground and play dead.” Those are the words that broke my heart. Volunteering at an after-school program for elementary students in the inner-city schools of Nashville, Tennessee changed my entire perspective. A six-year-old, told me to “lay on the ground and play dead” if someone is ever shooting at…

Why I Stand

Spending Memorial Weekend in Washington, D.C. for the first time really opened up my eyes to what my freedoms cost. Looking out over Arlington National Cemetery and seeing rows on rows on rows of people who have sacrificed it all so that I can enjoy more liberties than I could in any other nation on…

Jesus & Politics- Why they go together better than you might think

So, the thing is… Jesus was political. There’s no side-stepping that if you read even one of the Gospels. Not to mention he was radical. Constantly challenging social and political norms, Jesus calls us to do the same. He worked on the Sabbath, for the good of the blind man. He ate with the tax…

5 things Washington, D.C., taught me

My Introduction to American Law class took a college field trip to Washington, D.C., for about a week to observe the workings of our government and to meet successful people in fields some of my classmates may have been interested in. We met the senators of our home state (Tennessee), Georgia Rep. John Lewis, multiple attorneys,…

Why I didn’t march on Washington

Go ahead and check out the Women’s March on Washington website and look at why they’re marching.  No worries, I’ll wait. Now… what did you notice about their principles? Maybe that they marched for rights that they already enjoy? For example, on the website, the organization asserts they cannot vote or worship without fear by…

Liberal arts bible professor keeps students from watching Inauguration

At Lipscomb University, a Churches of Christ-affiliated college, the campus is probably divided 50/50 among students in political views. In my experience, professors are definitely a little more liberal leaning. The inauguration of newly elected President Trump occurred while I was in Bible class. Unfortunately, my professor did not delve into a discussion on politics and…