What is prayer?
For some, it may seem like this practice is reserved for pastors or your auntie or tia or tita who never fails to bless every meal you share together.
Or maybe it looks like something you learned in Sunday School or at a campus ministry -- how to journal and read the Bible together. Perhaps the only time you feel like you pray (especially out loud) is at small group...
Stories • January 28th, 2019
Niwana Johnson hurls her fists. She shoves. And then she starts running.
She sprints away from the two women she had been fighting, heading for asphalt. She leaps into the street. She doesn’t see the car, but she feels it.
The impact sends her careening into the air. Bystanders say she flew 20 feet high.
Niwana doesn’t quite black out. It’s more of...
Stories • June 27th, 2018
Around 7:30 a.m., inside a brick house on the corner of Kimbark and Kenwood Avenues on the far South Side of Chicago, Colleen Brinkmeier gathers at a table with Debra on a recent Tuesday, just as they do every morning.
They pull out their Bibles, and each has brought with them a devotional, from which they’ll share a passage with one another.
A block away, 87th...
Stories • June 4th, 2018
James Kang moves through Southeast Asia with alacrity and aplomb, wearing flip flops and weaving through the streets without fear, stepping in front of the ever-present motorbikes weaving past him—often hopping on one himself—and greeting longtime friends in just about every country.
James had grown a silver-flecked, ebony mustache for the first time just before a...