On Beauty, Identity, and Community
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?
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
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
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 …
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.