Blog Archive

On Beauty, Identity, and Community 

Christopher ElmerickBerlin, Germany

June 1, 2019

We live in an age of over-saturation and over-stimulation. Whether in our personal lives, work, or family, we are inundated with information from waking to sleeping. We may connect with 500 people on Facebook and Instagram ...

Who Is A Missionary? 

Tom MillsAtlanta, Georgia

February 14, 2019

When you think about a missionary, serving God, what do you picture? Is it a seminary grad sailing to a foreign land or a pastor in a remote mountain village preaching the gospel to an unreached tribe?

New Year’s Greeting 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

February 1, 2019

Last month, I walked through the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo to see "Catastrophe and the Power of Art," where I found the above words by Masako Takahashi. She launched ARTS for HOPE nine days after the trifold earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in 2011 ...

Turkey and the Kingdom of Heaven 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

November 22, 2018

Since I was little, I have always loved the smell of turkey cooking in the oven on Thanksgiving. At breakfast, I would ask my mom, “Can I have some turkey?” She would answer, “It’s not ready yet.” I would ask again at lunch time, “Can I have some turkey now?” Again she would respond, “It’s still not ready.” The smell of the turkey made me long for the turkey …


Kelsey WiggsKampala, Uganda

September 1, 2018

I stand, watching. The only light in the room comes from the nearby window which lets in some of the African sunshine. I watch closely at the precision with which my friend sits and weaves on her loom.