Drop: Christian Century Essay Content Winner

I’m honored to have been selected as a Drop: Christian Century Essay contest winner. Read the full essay here.

I was a toddler when I began working the assembly line in my father’s western Indiana drug trafficking business. We sorted and stuffed kilos into the fiberglass carcasses of kiddie rides. Hydraulic horses were dropped off at warehouses in flyover country while Oldsmobile trunks carried bricks across America. My father, known in those parts as “King,” christened me with a parakeet-lookout street name: “Budgie.” Read on.

–J. Dana Trent, The Christian Century, March 2021

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