By Bob Yoder, campus pastor WELCOME: Welcome to Goshen College’s online devotionals for the 2016 Lent season! Our theme this year, taken from Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada worship resources found in Leader magazine, is “Living Ink.” Every Monday an author will introduce the sub-theme, and on the following weekdays authors will reflect … Keep reading »
Beginning Feb. 10 (Ash Wednesday) and culminating on March 27 (Easter), Goshen College students, faculty and staff will reflect on the theme “Living Ink.” The texts for this season tell the story of an Author inviting the people of God into the grand narrative—a tale that encompasses all our struggles, pain, joys, and victories.
Often, we separate the ideas of freedom and service but juxtaposed together, the two beautifully articulate gifts presented to us through the birth and life of Christ.
Like Jesus, we have the opportunity to grow in wisdom and strength “and in divine and human favor” by making good choices.
How can you live in community and offer your presence, rather than mere presents?
In the days leading up to Christmas, may we be reminded of God’s magnificent creation and use it as a space to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming.
Sometimes we feel that we are too busy with exams, readings, work and all sorts of things and forget to take the time to thank God for what we are today.
In these final days before Christmas, we should all look to extend love and grace for each other in bringing peace on earth.
The unknown author of Hebrews pursues an unlikely remedy: a vigorous exploration of Christ as high priest that aims to take readers beyond a “baby understanding” of the One who came to do God’s will.
In order to stand side by side with the Bethlehem shepherds to welcome our savior, I must also heed Jesus’ word in Matthew 5:23 and turn to them to ask permission to join their company.