By Becky Horst, associate registrar and grants coordinator DEVOTIONAL: What is wisdom? Wisdom does not always accompany good grades. Walker Percy once said, “You can get all A’s, and still flunk life.” I can testify to the truth of that statement, and you probably can too.
By Paul Keim, professor of Bible and religion DEVOTIONAL: In this Lenten season the economy dominates the headlines. People are losing jobs and houses and investments. Politicians and experts suggest various solutions, take decisive action. But no end is in sight. Companies that seemed impregnable a short while ago have suddenly collapsed like a house … Keep reading »
By Regina Shands Stoltzfus, assistant professor of sociology DEVOTIONAL: When I was 14, my younger brother and I spent the summer down south with our cousins. We were city kids, and that summer in Mom’s rural hometown presented to us a different way of life. As is the nature of small towns, everyone seemed to … Keep reading »
By Jeff Hochstetler, admission counselor THIS WEEK’S THEME: My rock and my redeemer DEVOTIONAL: I have been given many presents over the years, but one gift in particular is especially important to me. It is a hymnal given to me by my church the spring before I went off to college. Books given as presents … Keep reading »
By Luke Gascho, executive director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College DEVOTIONAL: The old trunk of an apple tree had been lying on the floor of my garage of a number of years. It was gnarly and crooked. At some point, it had been exposed to moisture, so some fungal activity had … Keep reading »
By Heather Zimmerman, a junior American Sign Language major from Barrigada, Guam DEVOTIONAL: What is the promise that the author of today’s Scripture speaks about? It is righteousness. But what is righteousness? Webster’s Dictionary defines righteousness as being just, honorable, free from guilt/wrong. How can we obtain righteousness? Can we as mere humans, whose hearts … Keep reading »
By Carl Helrich, professor of physics DEVOTIONAL: We wait in faith. But we do not forget what we have known. And we do not forget what sorrows have brought us here. Psalm 22 begins with the last words Jesus cried out on the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” We hear … Keep reading »
By Amy Showalter, a senior Bible and religion major from Harrisonburg, Va. DEVOTIONAL: I didn’t grow up celebrating Lent in the traditional sense of giving up or taking on something for 40 days in preparation for Jesus’ resurrection. It has only been since high school through friendships with Catholics and exposure to the liturgical calendar … Keep reading »
By Michael Sherer, director of information technology THIS WEEK’S THEME: It depends on faith DEVOTIONAL: If I were to make a “Top 10 List” of Anabaptist/Mennonite quotes, somewhere near the top would be Hans Denck’s memorable statement that “No one can truly know Christ except he follow Him in life.” Mennonites love this quote because … Keep reading »
By Jodi Beyeler, news bureau director/writer DEVOTIONAL: During Lent, I plan to think about my own sins a lot. But I don’t really want to; it could get messy. And I’d really rather talk about someone else’s issues.