Growing up in Kansas as an only child has indeed been a vast blessing. God has provided many profound influential people to walk into my life in order to guide me to Him. Great leaders are all around us whether or not you can see them. The ones that we do see, observe and follow are the people that have been trusted with an immensely important responsibility: leadership through Jesus Christ. The Christ-centered leaders that I have encountered throughout my life are the people that have helped lead me to Christ and still play an active role in my spiritual walk
My area of study at Sterling College is also my greatest passion, Christian Ministries. An emphasis in Missions ensures that I am fulfilling my call to Him. I believe that as Christ-followers we are all called to provide witness throughout the entire earth. God’s passion, hope, and wish is for everybody to know Him so I have also made that my passion.
Sticks and Stones
As Christians, I believe that we all have an obligation to present ourselves as believers who follow the Lord Jesus Christ in that our actions, voice and passions all exhibit what it truly means to be a follower of Christ while fully submitting ourselves to God. With this in mind, it is vitally important to consider how we view, respond, and act in accordance to each other’s “sin” as both believers and non-believers. Sticks and Stones is an article that will explore how far Christian “sin-talk” has developed over time. This term, sin-talk, refers to the idea that people tend to classify sins. In fact, not only do we categorize sins, we often group persons together themselves in accordance of how we view their sin. The Christian concept of sin can be helpful for critiquing and engaging hurtful social practices. However, the exact opposite can occur as well. Even the best intentioned sin-talk can lead to and participate in harm to marginalized persons and their communities. My hope is that readers of Sticks and Stones will see and learn how sin-talk can be used as a tool that cuts with the hope of healing and not just a tool that wounds.