By Odelet Nance, director of the Multicultural Affairs Office DEVOTIONAL: When I was a child growing up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, music was a key component of the worship experience. On any given Sunday at Mt. Zion, you could hear the following lyrics of this traditional spiritual being supported by drums and an organ … Keep reading »
By Grace Parker, a junior English and Bible and religion double major from Wichita, Kan. THIS WEEK’S THEME: I have seen the Lord DEVOTIONAL: Mary Magdalene, previously shocked and grieved by Jesus’ death, suddenly appears to the disciples and declares, “I have seen the Lord” (John 20:18). She had seen Jesus – alive, standing outside … Keep reading »
By Sophie Metzger, assistant director of multicultural affairs DEVOTIONAL: As they near Jerusalem, Jesus gives his disciples clear instructions: Go, find, untie, bring to me…
By Jake Shipe, resident director DEVOTIONAL: The theme for this year’s Lenten Devotions asks the question, what does it mean for us to be the created and recreated images of God? How may we become authentically human?
By Jessica Gotwals, a junior nursing major from Telford, Pa. DEVOTIONAL: For the past three summers I have worked as a camp counselor. This was simultaneously the most flattering experience and the most humbling experience I’ve ever had.
By Chris Kauffman, campus nurse DEVOTIONAL: I remember a Palm Sunday celebration in Guatemala several years ago, where the worship was filled with festivity. The marimba music was playing as we arrived, the dirt floor was covered with pine needles that filled the room with a sweet aroma, and bright colors of woven cloth draped … Keep reading »
By Jennifer Speight, a senior English major from Cleveland, Ohio THIS WEEK’S THEME: Hosanna DEVOTIONAL: HOSANNA! Do you ever wonder what that really means? We sing it in praise songs, we read it in the Gospels. But do we live it? Do we know it? Do we know Him?
By Adriel Santiago, a senior communication and theater double major from Souderton, Pa. DEVOTIONAL: While reading today’s Scripture, I find myself asking, why is Jesus so disturbed? The word “disturbed” in v.33 and v.38 is embrimáomai, which can be literally translated to something like, “to snort with anger.”
By Ruth Hochstetler, Good Library day circulation supervisor DEVOTIONAL: Recently, the local Goshen community was shocked by the tragic death of Karlee, a 7-year-old girl who was killed when her father’s gun accidentally fell and fired. Karlee was a member of the church I attend and her death deeply affected our congregation. We grieved with … Keep reading »
By Matt Helmuth, a sophomore Bible and religion major from Elkhart, Ind. DEVOTIONAL: I imagine the psalmist crying out from a crevasse, wide and deep, seemingly without bottom. Standing precariously on a ledge, the psalmist’s voice goes out – loud and desperate – and returns in a multiplicity of echoes, having bounced off the surrounding … Keep reading »