Trails Worth Hiking

I took the above picture last weekend while out on a hike with Jesse. His 25-pound frame hunkered in a backpack about my torso, he and I hiked some of the trails at Garden of the Gods. It’s a nearby park that I think a national treasure. Set against an oft snow-capped Pikes Peak, huge … Continue reading Trails Worth Hiking

Another WORLD on Campus Roundup

It's been a while since I've updated my site, so here's another look at what I've been writing over at WORLD on Campus. I typically have a new piece out every Tuesday, which both WORLD and I push via our social media outlets. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@MichaelReneau) or WORLD on Campus … Continue reading Another WORLD on Campus Roundup

My Latest Work from WORLD on Campus

There's now one more place to see the writing of Michael Reneau, for better or worse. Since September, I've been a weekly opinion columnist for WORLD on Campus, a sister site to Christian magazine WORLD. WoC is delivers the same types of stories and content that WORLD Magazine does, just for a college-aged audience. My … Continue reading My Latest Work from WORLD on Campus

The South, Memory, and Meaning

I miss the South these days, which are odd days to miss it, since it’s being smothered by wet heat like a hot towel in a sauna. Nevertheless, the South is my home, and I miss her. I blame Warren Cole Smith for reminding me. To mark the forty-sixth anniversary of Flannery O’Connor’s death, in … Continue reading The South, Memory, and Meaning

The Influence of Charles Colson

I have never met Charles Colson, and I shamefully admit I have not yet read any of his books. When I heard of his passing today, I was eating lunch in a busy, cacophonous restaurant with my parents, wife, and infant son. The email announcing Mr. Colson’s death, illuminated on my iPhone screen, broke the … Continue reading The Influence of Charles Colson

Trayvon Martion, George Zimmerman, and the Media

Even as the facts of the Trayvon Martin case swirl around in the murky water they’ve been in for more than a month, one bad guy in this case is easy to see: the news media. This story just won’t go away, and that’s deserved. This will likely prove a perplexing legal quagmire for weeks, … Continue reading Trayvon Martion, George Zimmerman, and the Media

Westward Reneaus

This is the longest I’ve been away from Tennessee in my entire life. Kind of weird. Julie, Jesse, and I have been out West for about a month. Already we’ve seen the morning sun glow on red rocks that jut from the ground. Two nights ago snow started falling, so walking to work since then … Continue reading Westward Reneaus