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Posted: September 8, 2023

Just this past week, I heard a colleague of mine - a missionary for an international Christian agency based in Jerusalem - tell how he was spat upon when coming out of a worship service in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Posted: September 6, 2023

So they took a canoe out onto the lake.  Under the light of the moon and stars they worked hard all night.  Again and again they threw out their nets and drew them back in - empty.  Just as the first light of day was dawning, Creator Sets Free (Je

Posted: September 4, 2023

Haitian immigrants and denationalized Dominicans of Haitian ancestry in the Dominican Republic are under constant threat of being deported.

Posted: August 30, 2023

"He took the five pieces of frybread with the two fishes and held them up to the sky.  He looked up, spoke words of blessing over them, broke them into smaller pieces, and gave them to his message bearers to give to the people.  Everyone ate until

Posted: August 28, 2023

During our annual staff retreat in June 2023, we reckoned with the fact that we are each other’s neighbours.

Posted: August 25, 2023

In this series on Deacons and Justice, we have looked at how structural injustice creates obstacles to creating communities of justice, and how deacons (and all Ch

Posted: August 23, 2023

“You never so touch the ocean of God’s love as when you forgive and love your enemies.” Corrie ten Boom

Posted: August 21, 2023

On the beach in Pacific Grove, CA, eight middle and high school students bend over the wet sand, digging as the wave water recedes to catch sand crabs.

Posted: August 18, 2023

Since 2002, I have been intimately involved with Spirit and Truth Fellowship, a CRCNA church in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Hunting Park.  Our late Pastor, Dr Manuel Ortiz, was a professor of Urban Mission at my alma mater, We