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Author Dawn Hood-Patterson

I started a six-month hiatus from Facebook and other social media in July 2016. The animosity of the 2016 political campaigns and election were undeniable motivators for this social media fast. There was, however, one horrifying occurrence that ultimately caused me to temporarily cut ties with this form of media consumption. As I was scrolling […] Read More

There is a pervasive ideology within the texture of this nation. Tragedies like last Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, seem to pull back the curtain and we can catch a glimpse of this ideology in action. We seem to take solace from our pain when our attention to an underlying crisis […] Read More

Today is the day that the Dallas/Fort Worth area breathes a collective sigh of relief. Why? This is the last day of Ebola monitoring. For a few days it seemed that the cities were abuzz about Ebola. As a hospital chaplain in the area, I could not help but overhear some of the conversations and […] Read More