Archive For Multicultural-immersions

Why must we be shaken in order to bloom?

Over winter break, I was honored to go on a Christian Pilgrimage with Wake Forest School of Divinity, as part of our multicultural context requirement. For those of you that I’m only beginning to know (or haven’t yet met), understand that traveling to a foreign country is not easy for those of us with a family. […]

Read more March 5, 2015

Firmly in Memory: The Holy Land

Israel. The Holy Land. ‘Tis holy indeed. For this reason you don’t just travel there; you take a pilgrimage. And I, along with 18 other pilgrims from Wake Divinity, did exactly that. With journal and prayer book in hand, our travels began. Over the span of two days we went from Winston-Salem to Charlotte to Munich to […]

Read more January 23, 2015

An Annual Chili Cook-off with No Winner: A Paradigm for Breaking Bread

This past weekend, my family and I went to an annual chili cook-off and spent time with friends we hadn’t seen since before Christmas. Chili is not a Belizean thing, but I’ve been to a few of these chili cook-offs here in the USA. As required there were quite a few different kinds of chili. […]

Read more March 26, 2014

Real Talk About Race: Brown Like Me

The following was originally published in The Tablet, the School of Divinity’s bi-monthly student published informative, community-building vehicle. I know what you must be thinking. When The Tablet staff sat down to brainstorm topics for upcoming issues and decided to include an article on race, someone must have said, “Let’s have a white guy write it.”  This idea […]

Read more February 12, 2014

“What do you do to your Country?”

This question was presented to me while visiting with refugee youth at the Center of Hope in Kampala, Uganda this past July. Not quite sure of how to answer or what specifically my new friend was inquiring about, I asked him to clarify. He wanted to know what I was doing or planned to do […]

Read more December 4, 2013

Queerly Walking Here: A Reflection on Winston-Salem Pride and Kaleidoscope

There I stood in front of Foothills Brewery on 4th Street as my hopes for the sake of humanity meshed with a multitude of others. I surveyed a diverse, yet unified body of individuals joined to celebrate the LGBTQ community. As a group, Kaleidoscope walked amongst fellow Wake Forest students and faculty that, too, strive […]

Read more November 13, 2013