By Hannah D. Miller, a senior peace, justice and conflict studies major from Scottdale, Pa. DEVOTIONAL: Do not assume you have privilege because of your ancestry, John says in the beginning of the Luke 3: 7-18 passage. Jesus is coming to turn structures of privilege on their heads.
By Becky Horst, associate registrar, grants coordinator and convocation coordinator DEVOTIONAL: What does “The Lord is near” mean in verse 5 of today’s Scripture? This phrase first stuck in my memory when I encountered it in a James Herriot book about his country veterinarian practice in England. The owner of one of Herriot’s clients was … Keep reading »
By Lynn Jackson, vice president for enrollment management DEVOTIONAL: Isaiah 12 has been called the Thanksgiving hymn. It is a surrendering to the Messiah and enjoys the benefits of that surrender.
By Kara Mishler, a senior elementary education and special education major from Shipshewana, Ind. DEVOTIONAL: Have you ever had that feeling when you just don’t know if you are going to survive what is ahead of you? The stress of homework, work, exams and just plain busyness gets to be too much and all you … Keep reading »
By Bryce Bow, a senior physical education major from Muncie, Ind. THIS WEEK’S THEME: Proclaim DEVOTIONAL: “Proclaim” is not a word I often use. In fact, it’s not a word I hear much at all. Nevertheless, it’s a word that seems to hold a very powerful and significant meaning in Scripture.
By Lisa Guedea Carreño, director of the Good Library DEVOTIONAL: Prepare the way of the Lord. Outside of the opening song in the play Godspell, we hear this passage from Luke, and the Old Testament Scripture to which it alludes (Isaiah 40:3-5), almost exclusively during the weeks leading up to Christmas, when we celebrate Jesus’ … Keep reading »
By Michael Sherer, director of information technology services DEVOTIONAL: At Christmastime we celebrate the incarnation, God becoming flesh and walking among us. In the years following Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, the apostle Paul modeled following Jesus for fledgling churches across Asia Minor, putting on the mind of Christ, explaining the Good News, exhorting and encouraging … Keep reading »
By Tina Peters, a senior physics major from Yellow Springs, Ohio DEVOTIONAL: “Blessed be the Lord.” Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, began this song of praise and thanksgiving to the God of Israel. And yet, Zechariah’s song does not seem to be about his son John, but about John’s role in preparing the … Keep reading »
By Ross Peterson-Veatch, associate academic dean and Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning director of curriculum and faculty development DEVOTIONAL: Today’s passage speaks to me from a place of personal struggle. And yet even in the warning about enduring the messenger’s arrival, there is a kernel of hope.
By Jonna Buller, a senior social work major from Goshen THIS WEEK’S THEME: Prepare DEVOTIONAL: I am a person that likes to prepare. I like to plan and prepare for my day, week and sometimes month ahead of time. With school, this is very easy to do as all I need is my planner. I … Keep reading »