Interpreting and the Church

Interpreting and the Church

As the demographics of our churches have changed and society has become more and more diverse, interpreting languages for church services has become increasingly common. Churches try to be more welcoming.
Bridge-Building in Sioux County

Bridge-Building in Sioux County

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Alex Vasquez, director of Young Life in Sioux County, about his work in the community. He is speaking from several platforms that allow him to serve as a “bridge builder” between cultures within Sioux Center.

Vision for Repairing Fractures: A Review of Resisting Throwaway Culture

Charles Camosy writes his book in light of our current cultural experience. Camosy’s focus is neither political nor partisan. His aim is to articulate a moral vision for America that is grounded in the value of life as an inherent good from God.

Only a Stubborn Past Can Survive: A Review of The Nickel Boys

In Jonathan Lear’s book, he puts front and center the paradox of how a culture carries on when everything which has sustained it has crumbled away, or—in the case of the Crow people—been taken from it.


Compass Plant Leaves and Apparent Randomness

The image above serves probably looks like a generic leaf to most people, but to me it is an entire sermon. Read more

Fear is a Liar

Although social work is unpredictable and stressful at times, the worry and fear that I experience as a parent is far greater. Read more

All Our Sins Borne for Us

All our wounds, the places we have hurt others and the places that we have been hurt, can be found there in the wounds in… Read more