Aug

04

Guatemala 2016 | The Scent of Christ

I caught the scent of Christ in Guatemala. There were flowers blooming everywhere– orchid, hibiscus, bird of paradise— and their perfume filled the air. But it wasn’t until I stood on the far side of the National Cemetery and looked out over the Guatemala City dump that I caught the scent of Christ wafting up […]

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Jul

28

Guatemala 2016 | Can You See?

Several kilometers away from the noise and activity of central Guatemala City is a quiet, shady boulevard. Behind the brightly colored walls that line the boulevard are small courtyards that contain modest homes and office buildings. In one of these nondescript offices a man in a rumpled white coat bends over a long table covered […]

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Jul

17

Guatemala 2016 | Compelled By Love

A nightclub in Orlando. An airport in Istanbul. A bakery in Dhaka. A crowded street in Baghdad. Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. And now today I have to add a peaceful protest in Dallas. Sadly, by the time that this is posted there will likely be more names and more places. Lives ending, families shattering, communities […]

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Jul

09

Guatemala 2016 | On Pilgrimage

In about two weeks I’ll be venturing out on a pilgrimage to Guatemala. Actually the pilgrimage has already begun, or at least the preparations are well underway. Airline tickets have been purchased, passport dusted off, packing list consulted, inoculations received. And I’ve been doing some reading. Lots of reading. You should see the stack of […]

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