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Let me start by stating the obvious “” there’s a lot going on in our country right now. One of the toughest challenges in moments like these is the tension between wanting to be helpful and feeling helpless. So many of us want to do something, yet we feel paralyzed because we’re not sure what we can be doing to support those who need it. No matter where you fall politically, there are some core...

In last week’s Trinitonian, Professor David Crockett wrote about the importance of open and respectful dialogue on university campuses. I couldn’t agree with him more on this point, and it makes me wish he had been present at the Prejudice Panel about which he wrote. My experience from inside the room was that the students and speakers did a fantastic job in presenting and being respectful of various opinions related to discrimination and anti-Muslim sentiment....

It’s a strange thing to be back at Trinity University. I graduated in 2006 majoring in English and Religion. Returning as a professor of religion almost a decade later makes me feel nostalgic. It also makes me feel old. I stayed in touch with my friends working as faculty and staff members while I was away, but it’s still striking to see how much has changed on campus since I was a student here. It’s...