Paul Minagawa taught high school fine arts in Honolulu, HI, before working as an engineer at a Los Angeles chemical tech company. Historically a painter, his work now focuses on diagrammatic ink sketches melding engineering thinking and abstract concepts of selfishness, selflessness, and interaction between the church and the world.

Grieving An Ambiguous Relationship
By Annie Li

After my grandma’s death, I found myself in this place of ambiguity. I didn’t lose her at the moment she died; rather, our relationship gradually waned as I grew up in the U.S., linguistically and culturally distant from her.

In Between Belonging
Meditations on Home, Queerness, and Hope
By Michael Sepidoza Campos

I live a small life. I teach, live alone, sing in choir, and commit Sunday evenings to family. My body, as it were, disappears into convention. But it is in the details that things get complicated: I teach religion at a Catholic all-boys’ school.

By Diane Ujiiye

“Those affected by mass incarceration.” That could be you. That chair you’re sitting on. Where was it made? Those streets you avoid. Those people you’re afraid of. Scared of. Scared of what? And why?

God is at Work
By Diane Ujiiye

Oh Creator, Redeemer Sovereign Lord and Savior Where are you on this street Where I live Where you live

The Importance of Sadness
by Sarah Park

TO THIS DAY, I can't quite say what it is that brought me out of depression a few years ago.

My Haka
By Michael Fraser

BENT KNEES. Straight back. Flexed body. Ringing voice. My friend slapped his arms against his thighs and raised his arms above his head, performing a haka.


THIS WORLD IS A COLORFUL PLACE. Not merely because of dusty pink dawns that greet us every morning, or the rolls of golden hills that frame this city, but because every person is like a color.