Taking it to the Streets

Music filled the air. Here, a string quartet. There, a woodwind trio. Down the block, improvisational jazz. Nearby, an opera singer. Then the art and the architecture. The opera house, the central plaza, the circular fountain beautified by a radiant bride and her...

The Road to Guatemala City

I’ve traveled several million miles, all over the world, and I’ve been blessed to see the magnificent handiwork of our Creator, as well as the creations of His image-bearers. I’ve also been exposed to crushing global inequities: poverty, disease, and hardship in...

Taking Up Your Cross

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” -Matthew 16:24-25 Years ago my West African...

Taking up your cross

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”   -Matthew 16:24-25 Years ago my West...

A Voice in the Morning

I heard him for the first time some four decades ago in Trinidad. He spoke his prophecy under a black sky in Guyana. By Romania, his voice had become familiar, but in Bangladesh and India, I didn’t appreciate his morning invitation…though I considered inviting him for...

Becoming Unknown

“If thou wilt learn anything profitably, desire to be unknown, and to be little esteemed by man.” What? Be unknown and little esteemed? I assumed that the goal in this age of selfies and self-promotion was to be well known and much esteemed. Not according to Thomas à...