Category: Book Excerpt

Walls of Hostility

By David P. Leong Throughout high school, I worked in our family photo lab in Vancouver Mall, and on breaks I would walk around to see other store displays nearby. In the early to mid-’90s,...

The Woman Under the Palm Tree

By Jenny Rae Armstrong I was nine years old when it happened, peering out the window of our second-story apartment in Monrovia, Liberia. The multiplex we lived in was in a good area, popular...

Lenten Devotion: Jesus Heals the…

By Sharon Watkins and Richard H. Lowery Read Luke 7:1–10. “A centurion there had a slave…” People of the United States* reading this passage need to stutter at the word slave, a reminder of...

Refuse to Do Nothing

By Kimberly McOwen Yim “The best defense against modern-day slavery is a vigilant public. Be a nosy neighbor.” —Kevin Bales, The Slave Next Door Told they will have good-paying jobs when they arrive in...

Starting to Thaw

By Gillian Marchenko I drive out to the suburbs of Chicago for the trial. They administer a quick medical exam: blood pressure, urine sample, reflexes, nose, ears, deep breaths while a cold stethoscope presses...

Preaching and Politics

By David Albert Farmer Every preacher must ask herself or himself with some frequency (weekly?), “What is my primary allegiance?” If one’s greatest allegiance is job security, well, honesty is good for the soul...