Dear Future Cortinian, You are about to embark on a new chapter in your life that will forever change the way you view things and people in the world. You are going to meet people who have different values than the ones you believe in. As a result you will be challenged. Many people… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Challenge”
This document comes from Julian Bil, a current sophomore in Cortina. There are many important things to note here, and many challenges for us.
This has been a really strange summer for me, I’ve been taking two semesters of a really time-consuming class (general physics), and so I’ve had to put more effort into staying on a schedule in the summer than ever before. This leads me to constantly have to plan meals, when I will make them, and… Continue reading “I’m a Vege-a-vegan-a-healthy-a-confused-a-tarian”: On Ethics, Love, and Legalism
Cortina is a loom, a framework holding loose threads together to weave into a fabric. In Cortina, I met different people bringing stories and ideas from around the world and around their hearts. Cortina guided the shuttle that helped make those threads cross: service trips, time at Metro tutoring, conversations in the NZ at hours… Continue reading What Cortina Was To Me: Querencia
This summer I signed up and prepared to go to Detroit to serve in the amazing Covenant House Michigan as a live in volunteer. Through a few weeks of phone calls and broken connections, I realized I was the only volunteer who had signed up to live in this intentional community house. So, I had… Continue reading I Am Exactly Where I Need To Be.
Today's letter comes to us from the one and only, beautiful Kristen.
"If we believe terrorists are past redemption, we should just rip up like 1/2 the NT because it was written by one." –Shane Claiborne A few weeks ago I heard a talk by Shane Claiborne. For those of you who don’t know, Shane is a peace activist who advocates for non-violence on a personal and… Continue reading Finding the Courage to Forgive
“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want… Continue reading A “Christian” Nation?
We are called to set tables at which natural enemies gather. At these tables we make room for conversations that are off limits and often taboo in others contexts. We make room for "the least of these," and give them preferred seating. We explore theological and ministry perspectives that sometimes seem subversive to the status… Continue reading A Climate of Hospitality
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about Proposition 8 in California, the gay marriage ban. Tomorrow, it is hearing arguments about the Defense of Marriage Act. For many of our friends, neighbors, and strangers, this is the most important two days in the history of the United States Supreme Court. In Tuesday… Continue reading Tuesday Newsday [3.26.13]: A prayer.