You Stay Classy, Oklahoma!

This has been a rough news week for folks in Oklahoma. In the space of 4 days, residents of the Sooner State have been subjected to a Facebook post from their Republican Party that compared people who receive SNAP benefits to animals and the President of the United States being greeted in their capital city […]

Food and Poverty

Last night, my brother, who is a fresh food Nazi hippy advocate posted a Slate article titled Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem which made the (not so) startling declaration that access to better food didn’t necessarily translate to improved health for people experiencing poverty. He expressed incredulity at that, saying: “Having access to fresh food doesn’t make people healthier? I […]

Veterans Day 2013

It’s November 11 and, of course, that means it’s Veterans Day. It’s a day we’ve set aside to honor all the men and women who have served, and are still serving, in our armed forces. The history of this holiday dates back to 1918 and the end of one of the bloodiest conflicts the world […]

A New Series: Compassion Counts

For the third part in this series about how Jesus changed the world, we’re talking about compassion. To begin with, let’s get a definition of the word. According to Dictionary.com, compassion is “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.” Deep sympathy […]