By: Kahala Cannon Apr 20, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Luke 24: 13-35
Prayers for eSwatini:
You are the Lord God who is merciful and compassionate and abounds in lovingkindness and faithfulness. Great is thy faithfulness! You keep your covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love You. And Your mercies never fail!
Because your mercies never fail, we lay our emotions, burdens, fears, and anxieties at your feet during this...Read more...
By: Tom Liddle Apr 17, 2020
When we stepped across the threshold into Kodae’s house in Lospalos, I could tell he wasn’t breathing. His younger brother was sitting beside him on the dingy mattress he had been on for months, shooing flies away from the pale corpse. The boy turned to us with tears in his eyes. Their father appeared from a side room. “He just died,” he announced on seeing us. It was four in the afternoon, the sun was shining, and it was very...Read more...
By: Rachel S. Pellett Apr 15, 2020
The hustle and bustle of Jamaican streets and roadways is usually invigorating (if you’ve ever visited or lived in this exquisite island-nation, you surely know exactly what I mean), but like most countries globally, the mood and modus operandi are eerily different now in the face COVID-19.Read more...
By: Bosela Eale Apr 15, 2020
I am grateful to God for the opportunity to share some of the highlights of the activities I helped to organize for the last semester of 2019. The Department of Theology, Interfaith Relations, and Ecclesial Leadership Development of the All Africa Council of Churches successfully organized the following activities:Read more...
By: Abigail Fate Apr 13, 2020
In December, Melel Xojobal hosted the Second National Child Workers Retreat in San Cristóbal. My team of three had spent the weeks before the retreat in helpful but harried preparation. While we were still spending half our day working in markets around the city like normal, the other half of the day was jam-packed with planning activities for the retreat.Read more...
By: Nishan Bakalian Apr 13, 2020
Lectionary Selection: John 20:19-31
Prayers for Lebanon:
Our Lord and our God, help us to stop doubting and to believe, even when we huddle behind locked doors, building walls of anxiety that are not a true refuge for our souls. Because of your boundless love you enter our hiding places unhindered and boldly declare, “Peace be with you!” We sit, wounded and paralyzed by our fears and sins, yet you heal...Read more...
By: Rosalind Gnatt Apr 09, 2020
Advent and Christmas went by in a flash. Now we’re well into 2020. Even when I was a young kid, the words, “Like sands though an hourglass, so are the days of our lives,” disturbed me. Do the days of our lives really run by as quickly as the hourglass on our black and white TV screen?Read more...
By: Tom Liddle Apr 08, 2020
If there’s one thing I learned during seven years as a pastor among the Timorese people, it’s that prayer is a simple, effective way to cope with anxiety. They take their cue from St. Paul. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul admonishes:Read more...
By: Anne Gregory Apr 08, 2020
This morning as I walked to the elevator, all disguised in my sunglasses and anti-particulate face mask, I exchanged pleasantries with a neighbor who sounded a bit like an Aussie. (We’ve got some diversity in this building, with Filipino, Thai, Korean, European expats, and even a Detroiter.)Read more...