Entries by Lucas Sharma, SJ

Day 16: We’re Not Yet There

Most of us are working each day to be more racially inclusive—we’re headed in the right direction but we’re not yet there.

Lucas Sharma, SJ

Lucas Sharma, S.J. is a Jesuit-in-Formation of the Jesuits West Province and currently teaches sociology at Seattle University. He studies American Catholicism and politics, and the work of Michel Foucault. Lucas is passionate about cooking, Celine Dion, and the soap opera General Hospital.  

Words Matter: On Cookies and Conversion

A confrontation with a friend over a seemingly harmless joke creates a shift in racial worldview, echoing Peter & Jesus’ interaction in Sunday’s Gospel.

Lucas Sharma, SJ

Lucas Sharma, S.J. is a Jesuit-in-Formation of the Jesuits West Province and currently teaches sociology at Seattle University. He studies American Catholicism and politics, and the work of Michel Foucault. Lucas is passionate about cooking, Celine Dion, and the soap opera General Hospital.  

Day 38: Casting My Lot with the Out Crowd

Today’s Mass Readings  In John’s Gospel, directly preceding today’s reading, Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” Enter our reading. The people in charge have had enough: it’s time to stone Jesus because he’s chosen to cast his lot with the “out crowd,” the marginalized members in the […]

Lucas Sharma, SJ

Lucas Sharma, S.J. is a Jesuit-in-Formation of the Jesuits West Province and currently teaches sociology at Seattle University. He studies American Catholicism and politics, and the work of Michel Foucault. Lucas is passionate about cooking, Celine Dion, and the soap opera General Hospital.