The Last Supper


by Tina Howard And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this. A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. – Luke 22:23-24 They entered the city and found the man carrying a jar of water. Peter [Read More...]

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet


During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking [Read More...]

They Shall Know Us By Our Bumper Stickers


The truck wasn’t large, but it was covered in bumper stickers—sides, doors, and tailgate. Each sticker was an angry message against Christianity and conservatism. From pro-choice messages to Darwinism, to plain old anti-Christian one-liners, this truck must have had them all. Driving home, my mind raced. Such anger! What were this man’s thoughts as he [Read More...]

Don’t Worry, Be Thankful: Eucharisteo with Ann Voskamp


by Glynn Young My first conversation with Ann Voskamp was at Laity Lodge near Kerrville, Texas. Writers and editors for The High Calling were having a late night get-together. Looking for something to drink, I walked into the kitchen and smack-dab into a spirited conversation about national health care. Ann turned to me and rather passionately asked, [Read More...]

Praying for Those Who Hurt Us


by Mark D. Roberts “Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” Luke 6:28 When Jesus calls us to love our enemies, we might wonder what that really means in practice. Surely, we’re not to get all warm and fuzzy when we think about those who seek to hurt us. That’s our [Read More...]

A Long Nose for Anger

by Al Hsu A few weeks ago my family moved, and we went online to reserve a moving truck. They were supposed to call us the day before our move to let us know where to pick up the truck. They never called. We tried several different numbers and offices, but no one could help [Read More...]