Category: Essay

The Sympathetic Listener

Listening brings rich relationships and unforgettable moments.

Travel Journal: Cambodia in Retrospect

Twenty-four hours, three languages, sweet children, and a country that will always keep a piece of my heart. The last day I spent in Cambodia (Wednesday, July 27)  summarized all the aspects of my stay there.  It was the best day in many ways. … Continue Reading “Travel Journal: Cambodia in Retrospect”

Faith or Stupidity

Back an Alley My first significant encounter with the paradox of faith or stupidity came back an alley in the middle of the city.  I was fifteen.  My youth group had driven in minivans into the city and back the alley.  We were going… Continue Reading “Faith or Stupidity”

Thy Kingdom Come

He’s finished supper.  He’s poured the wine, broken the bread, and left a message.  To live right, we must remember Him.  He’s washed feet, even the feet of those who will betray, deny, forsake Him, and left the second message.  To live right, we… Continue Reading “Thy Kingdom Come”

The Entitlement Epidemic

Entitlement. The disease is crippling North American youth, even–or should I say especially–Mennonite youth.  This disease is genetic (yes, some of our parents and other ancestors have or had it), and anyone who is spiritually out-of-shape is susceptible to it in any season of… Continue Reading “The Entitlement Epidemic”