Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando describes her lifelong friendship with a Muslim family and offers some encouragement in developing cross-cultural friendships of our own.

Gillian Marchenko

In this excerpt from her latest book, Gillian Marchenko shares about the integral nature of her community in her healing from depression.

Ashley Hales

Ashley Hales invites us to consider reading as an act of social change in her review of Chris Smith's Reading for the Common Good.

Tina Teng-Henson

Tina Teng-Henson shares seven practices in which she has particpated in and been nurtured by Christian community.

How can I make friends as a busy professor in a new community?

Michelle Shappell Harris

Michelle Shappell Harris resists categorizing people as "other" and invites us to join her.

Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea introduces us to the kingdom work of a remarkable Spanish Linguistics professor.

Chandra Crane

Dear Carmen, in the middle of your very poignant piece about the grace and power of the Lord as shown through water, another thought captured my attention. When surveying your flooded office . . .

Ashley Van Dragt

Ashley Van Dragt reflects on the profound and practical truth of the incarnation.

Christena Cleveland

Last week, my neighbor needed a neighbor but I was too busy to be one.  She’s dealing with some harrowing systemic injustices at work and needed someone to lament with her, walk alongside her, and advocate for her. She reached out to me, but I didn’t reach back . . .

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