Archive For Voices-of-our-time

“Is God’s Charity Broad Enough For Bears?”

I have a difficult relationship with the institution of the Church. Often, what drives me away from organized religion is the pressure to be the stereotypical Christian. In many churches, especially in the south, there is pressure to be a traditional fundamentalist, which feels very exclusive to those of us who don’t fit the mold. […]

Read more March 16, 2016

Human Rights and Cultural Perspective; First Year Reflection By Ashley Sims

Last summer Jamie, my husband, had the privilege of being a groomsman in the wedding of one of his best friends. It was a three-day event. Knowing that I would have a lot of down time that weekend, I grabbed my parents’ National Geographic with the cover page titled “The Birth of Religion,” which is […]

Read more April 5, 2012