By Ben Sutter, a junior history and communication double major from South Bend, Ind. DEVOTIONAL: Nicodemus is like us. He doesn’t understand. “Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can these things be?’” We are like Nicodemus, confused by Jesus’ talk of the Spirit blowing and second birth from above. And yet Jesus the patient Teacher, tries … Keep reading »
By Michael Sherer, director of Information Technology Services DEVOTIONAL: In the season of Lent, the Christian church liturgically reminds itself who it is and what is important. This annual ritual may include a combination of reflection, introspection, self-sacrifice, service, study and remembering the ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus – all edifying and appropriate.
By Emily Yoder, a junior nursing major from Bird-in-Hand, Pa. DEVOTIONAL: In elementary school, I memorized Psalm 121 in our girls club at church. I still remember the motions that we made to this passage, especially verses 3-4, which say that God will not let your foot be moved, and that God neither slumbers nor … Keep reading »
By Jodi Beyeler, news bureau director DEVOTIONAL: Last year, my sister and her husband received a phone call on April Fools’ Day that turned their lives upside down. Fortunately it wasn’t a joke: the twin boys they sought to adopt had been born…almost two months early!
By Luke Gascho, director of the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College THIS WEEK’S THEME: The Lord is your keeper DEVOTIONAL: Opening the lid on the beehive was always an awe-inspiring experience. After gently sending a few wisps of smoke into the entrance of the hive, I could open the box and peer … Keep reading »
By Sarah Rody, a senior mathematics major from Sterling, Ohio DEVOTIONAL: I have recently started to take the time to bake my own bread, and there are few things I like more than the feel of the bread dough as I knead it, or the smell of the hot fresh bread as it comes out … Keep reading »
By James E. Brenneman, president DEVOTIONAL: It’s not every day that someone says to me, “Don’t be such a mule!” or some even more blunt version. And yet, here, in Scripture, the Psalmist says just that (v. 9). Got my attention! And so I sit up and listen. Just what is it that I do … Keep reading »
By Bob Yoder, campus pastor WELCOME: Welcome to Goshen College’s online devotional series for the 2011 Lenten season! “Becoming Human: Called and Shaped by Jesus” is this year’s theme taken from Mennonite Church USA worship resources. Lent is the season of the church year in which we focus particular attention on foundational questions of our … Keep reading »
What does it mean for us to be the created and recreated images of God? How may we become authentically human? Goshen College again offers an online resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect during the season of Lent. Beginning March 9 (Ash Wednesday) and culminating on April … Keep reading »
By Tamara Shantz, assistant campus pastor DEVOTIONAL: Today we proclaim and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Together with Christians the world over, we proclaim, “The Lord is risen!” With Mary Magdalene we call out, “we have seen the Lord.”