The Reader’s Dilemma

A few weeks ago, on one of those Saturday night excursions to Barnes & Nobles, I purchased a 50% off Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas, a recently well reviewed biography by my nonexistent/unofficial book club comprising of several close,...

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Beautifully Written

"In each of my friends there is something that only some other friend can fully bring out. By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets. Now that Charles is dead, I shall never again see...

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It’s Finally Moving

The events that took place leading up to the ANEW Fall Conference 2011, the planning, the expected and unexpected happenings, the anticipation for the number of attendees, the novel program format and content, gave the team a sense that this conference was going to be...

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A Song to Learn

The fact that we are called upon to endure trial shows that the Lord Jesus sees in us something precious which He desires to develop. If He saw in us nothing whereby He might glorify His name, He would not spend time in refining us. He does not cast worthless stones...

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Honduras: Discomfort?

There are a few meta-narratives of my trip to Honduras, including true education and service. This is another one. One of the reasons why I wanted to go on a mission trip was to experience discomfort. A perspective on how varied the life paths of humanity on this...

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Honduras: Touch

I wouldn’t know the desperation of one who is sick and has no access to doctors, medication, or any information on how to get better. Inhabitants of Honduran villages and small cities mostly have low income. Doctor visits are expensive, so if you don’t have money and...

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Honduras: Rich Me, Poor Me

The VIDA staff did a series of devotions based on Luke 4:18-19. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight...

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Honduras: VIDA Engineers

During Sabbath lunch, I got to chat with Manuela Fankhauser, a full time missionary with VIDA from Switzerland. She’s in charge of the bilingual kindergarten there, named Campos Blancos. I told her that I had engineering background and she told me that there were a...

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Honduras: Not In Vain

The church in El Suyatal is a humble non-building made from thin metal sheets. But it’s not the structure that makes up a church. On this Sabbath, church service was held under a tent set up on a plaza/cemented area in town, where the evangelistic meetings had been...

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