Culture

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

As I’m writing this, it’s nine days to Halloween, and that particular holiday has been a subject of lively discussion between my fiancé and me. I grew up in a family that didn’t explicitly disapprove of Halloween, but definitely didn’t like a lot of the undertones. Vincent’s family LOVES Halloween, and always goes all out. So we’ve had a lot…

Continue Reading

College, Culture, Politics, Work

6 must-read tips for handling debates at work or school

  Particularly in light of the harrowing recent events in Charlottesville, the political conversations around my workplace have been heating up. My workstation is in a room with two guys I respect greatly, but we all have pretty different political ideas. One is a very traditional conservative, the other is a leftist libertarian, and I’m about as apolitical as you…

Continue Reading

Body image, Culture, Faith

The problem with the modesty conversation

A coworker recently showed me an article (well, one of those click-bait articles, anyway) on Facebook about a girl who was kicked out of prom because her dress and dance moved were considered too suggestive by the school staff. The provided picture, a bathroom mirror selfie, wasn’t very clear, but the dress appeared to be a strapless bodycon type of…

Continue Reading