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    Eating Well in the Peruvian Sierra

    “There’s a hunger beyond food that’s expressed in food, and that’s why feeding is always a kind of miracle.” --Sara MilesIn the small village of Hualqui, high up in the Peruvian Sierra, there is a tiny Presbyterian congregation that meets by candlelight to worship and pray and give thanks to God for sending rain to grow their crops. Years ago when I was traveling in South America, some friends and I hitched a van to visit Hualqui and experience life in the Andes Mou...  Read More

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    Understanding the Pain

    I drove home a few days ago after a two hour conversation with a black friend of mine, struck speechless with the reality she faces on a daily basis. I realized the ignorance in my previous thinking that what I’ve been seeing on TV over the past few weeks wasn’t a true portrayal of a real black life, but rather a dramatized version that CNN has been pimping for profit. I was wrong.   Read More

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    Don’t Be Religious

    If I’m being honest, I look down on people who don’t do things the way I do things, and who believe differently than I believe. As much as I want to believe that I love other people well, and as much as I want to believe that I’m a broken sinner, I’m often faced with the reality that I’m really not as good as I think I am. The problem is that deep down, I’m religious.   Read More

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