The Importance of Play — For Adults!

A friend from seminary wrote an article entitled "What the Church Needs to Know About Gamers" for our school's graduate student journal.┬áIt's worth a read. The statistics the writer cites may surprise you--like that two-thirds of adults play video or board games regularly. As I've had the opportunity to visit gaming events and conventions in … Continue reading The Importance of Play — For Adults!

Mr. Rogers, Modelling, and The Fight Against Injustice

I had the privilege of seeing Won't You Be My Neighbor, the acclaimed, feature documentary on Fred Rogers, this week with my parents. All three of us were in tears at the end of the showing. As I've perused social media this week, I came across a video sharing clips from Mr. Rogers's show--several of … Continue reading Mr. Rogers, Modelling, and The Fight Against Injustice

Reflecting On The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award–And The Humanity Of Memories

In elementary school, my teachers taught extensively and candidly on the tragedy and evils of slavery. We learned how European settlers committed genocide against Native American tribes. History was never glossed over. My education also cultivated in me a delight for many cultures. We had guest speakers who had immigrated from countries all over the … Continue reading Reflecting On The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award–And The Humanity Of Memories