By Ross Peterson-Veatch, Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning curriculum director and associate academic dean DEVOTIONAL: Just after the pilot informed us that we had reached cruising altitude and that we could move about the cabin freely, I got to a page in my book that I had read hundreds of times before.
By Karla Santiago, admission counselor DEVOTIONAL: During my elementary and middle school years it was not uncommon for my classmates and me to have to sell wrapping paper, cookies, books or other things to raise money for school. I would often bring the sign-up sheet to church and try to persuade people to buy or … Keep reading »
By Quinn Brenneke, junior business and public relations double major from Fort Wayne, Ind. DEVOTIONAL: Life is crazy, and I’m told that it only gets crazier. Running from class to class and prioritizing group meetings, assignments and projects are only part of a student’s busy life – let alone socializing and fulfilling the promise that … Keep reading »
By Heather Goertzen, resident director DEVOTIONAL: In 2007-08, I spent a little over a year journeying the Exodus with my husband Wes and our own adopted hija (daughter). Older than both of us combined, Eliana had spent 40 years and more in her own “Egypts,” and bore the scars (visible and invisible) of a lifetime … Keep reading »
By Mara Weaver, a senior history major from Bloomington, Ill. THIS WEEK’S THEME: He…overturned the tables DEVOTIONAL: Lent marks a time in our Christian calendar when we wait once again for the unexpected. Yet, Jesus’ death and resurrection should not come as a total surprise, as the Scriptures are littered with hints of what is … Keep reading »
By Nate Manning, a senior interdisciplinary major from Middleville, Mich. DEVOTIONAL: Please read the Scripture again before you start reading this devotion. Did you read it? OK, I trust you. Notice the depth of Jesus’ statement, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” … Keep reading »
By Mia Engle, a first-year American Sign Language major from Decatur, Ind. DEVOTIONAL: I love the rules. I love knowing what I can and cannot do, what will get me into trouble and for what I cannot receive punishment. I revel in order, like going in the “Enter” door at the grocery store and going … Keep reading »
By Paul Keim, professor of Bible and religion DEVOTIONAL: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” That’s the opening cry of the Psalm from which our text is taken. A classic lament, and our text a familiar vow of praise of the sort found not infrequently in lamentation literature. It is the hymn … Keep reading »
By Sarah Rody, a senior mathematics major from Sterling, Ohio DEVOTIONAL: Abraham truly was the father of many nations. Sarah was a mother of nations as well, although she is not recognized across as many religions. This past summer I witnessed the true diversity of Abraham’s nations.
By Becky Horst, associate registrar and convocation coordinator THIS WEEK’S THEME: A multitude of nations DEVOTIONAL: “Google Earth” software can focus on your house, then zoom out and out, wider and wider, until a satellite view of the whole earth fills your computer screen. Perhaps, like me, you have had “zooming out” experiences that help … Keep reading »