Kyle Franklin

Kyle A. Franklin is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University, where he earned his Master's in Religious Studies. He completed his bachelor's degree in history and religion at Pacific Lutheran University in 2007 and has worked in both the ELCA Lutheran Church and the United Methodist Church.

Asking questions, changing perspectives

Several weeks ago, I was helping my parents move their new refrigerator into their house. I was wearing a pair of work slacks and, as we shifted the fridge from one angle to another, I heard the unmistakable sound of my slacks tearing.

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Mercy for Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church founder, died today. Simply put, I hate what this monster stood for, but if there is mercy for him, there is most certainly mercy for all.

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The gift of helping others

When I was a child I asked for the things I wanted around Christmastime. And, occasionally, I “asked” for the things that I knew would pull on my parents’ heartstrings and would lead them to purchase my wants for me.

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