The Young, the 12s, and the King

I have much to be thankful for this week.

I got to spend the weekend with some awesome high schoolers during our church’s high school retreat. From deep conversations to the strangest conversations about the oddest things, they’re quiet the crew to hang with. I’m often challenged in ways I wouldn’t expect, but hey, that’s part of this whole human thing.Amplify

My city’s team is still awesome! The Seahawks pulled off an epic and stressful comeback to make it to the Superbowl. I’m actually not a huge football fan, but I love my city, and Seattle football is a huge piece of this city’s identity, so I love it. Also, I had already made plans for a Superbowl party at my house, which would have been way less exciting it we weren’t watching the Seahawks, so I’m very thankful that I don’t have to do that.12s

Of all Christian theologians Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is my favorite. I believe he brings together a rare blend of theology and praxis, thinking and doing, truth and love. I think Dr.King is an incredible example of what it looks like to invest one’s life into their convictions. I am so thankful that I live in a city that is willing to take a small step into Dr.King’s legacy by marching for racial equality and accountability of authority. MLK