Kyle Herron

. . . hoping the journey is a long one

Lessons From Autism: #1

Prior to meeting my wife, Kerri, I had limited exposure to Autism.  Sure, there were students with Autism on the campus where I taught English at the time. I’d see … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

One Christian’s Voting Guide

Christian bloggers, clergy, and laypeople everywhere are blowing up social media with angst over which candidate to vote for in the upcoming general election. But people make it more complicated than … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Damn, Daniel,” I can’t compete with you.

Like many fellow teachers, I struggle to find what will motivate students to take ownership of their learning. You know . . .so they can hopefully make something of themselves … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis on Walls and being Christian

Today Pope Francis reminded the world that building walls isn’t Christian.  Donald Trump took this personally.  But Pope Francis got it right.  The Judeo- Christian texts are filled with instances … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Mystery of Death: Lent 2016

We don’t like to ponder our own death. In fact, our culture makes every effort to defy that all of us will die. I believe this denial is toxic to … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mortal Flesh and Ash

Ash Wednesday. There is no other day like Ash Wednesday. The proud and the meek, the arrogant and the humble all made equal on Ash Wednesday. The healthy and the … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rumi: On Jesus

Rumi was a 13th century Sufi mystic.  A poet. A theologian.  A Muslim.  I’ve often thought he understood Jesus and the task of the church better than most 21st century Christians. … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Advent Preppers

John went into the wilderness proclaiming: “as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The world is not interested

[Eliezer to his father] “I could not believe that human beings were being burned in our times; the world would never tolerate such crimes…” “The world? The world is not … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guns, Mental Illness, and “Autistic Shooters”

In the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, a  Facebook page was created with the title, “Families Against Autistic Shooters.”   Scapegoating people with autism for … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment
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