By Michael Sherer, director of Information Technology Services DEVOTIONAL: Fifteen years ago, I did a curious thing. Instead of the typical children’s bedtime story, I began telling my 3-year-old daughter Monica the stories in Genesis, starting with today’s verses introducing the Abrahamic covenant. Night after night this went on, with me either reading from Hurlbut’s … Keep reading »
By Karina Rohrer-Meck, a first-year nursing major from Archbold, Ohio THIS WEEK’S THEME: Stand firm in the Lord DEVOTIONAL: The theme of week two of Lent is “Stand firm in the Lord.” This can be more challenging than it sounds. There are day-to-day struggles and temptations that cause it to be very difficult to stand … Keep reading »
By Chris Wood, associate professor of nursing DEVOTIONAL: The season of Lent is a time not usually found among most people’s top 10 favorites. However, this year’s Goshen College theme “Holding On and Letting Go” cries out for notice, especially in view of the temptation narrative found in Luke 4:1-13.
By Jim Brenneman, president Editor’s note: Apologies for when this was first posted there was an additional paragraph included in error. It has been corrected. DEVOTIONAL: The Lenten season is that period in the church year when we symbolically walk the last mile with Christ to his execution on the cross. It is a 40-day … Keep reading »
By Bob Yoder, campus pastor WELCOME: Welcome to Goshen College’s online devotional series for the 2010 Lent season! “Holding On and Letting Go” is this year’s theme taken from Mennonite Church USA worship resources. A time for reflection and soul searching, the season of Lent calls us to follow Jesus, watch what he does, listen … Keep reading »
What are you holding on to and need to let go of this year? 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 Feb. 17 (Ash Wednesday) and culminating on April 4 (Easter), Goshen College students, faculty … Keep reading »
By Tamara Shantz, assistant campus pastor DEVOTIONAL: In reflecting upon the Easter story as recounted in the Gospel of Mark, it sometimes feels like I’ve been taken back to my childhood and offered a ‘choose your own adventure’ novel! Which ending would you like? According to the footnotes of the New Revised Standard Version, some … Keep reading »
By Ann Hostetler, professor of English DEVOTIONAL: In this passage, the writer of Acts shares a radical new insight — that Christ’s message breaks through borders of nation and creed, not with military might, but with the power of love. In our own era, we are charged with spreading the message of a loving God … Keep reading »
By Jennifer Halteman Schrock, Merry Lea public program coordinator DEVOTIONAL: This year I am reading the crucifixion story through the lens of an unknown photographer’s camera. One of my responsibilities as a member of the Lenten planning committee at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church, has been to choose visual images to project during the scripture readings. … Keep reading »
By Skip Barnett, international student advisor and associate professor of English DEVOTIONAL: Today is known as Maundy Thursday, the day Christians remember the very first communion when Jesus enacted the bread and wine ceremony that symbolized God’s love for fallen humankind.