World Religions: Sikhs, Seventh-day Adventists, And Mennonites

December 5, 2014 Third Way

an Interfaith Special, To Be Broadcast Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 On The CBS Television Network

I’m a Bit Like That Mom

December 4, 2014 Melodie Davis

When most of us gather as extended families, some of a family’s underlying history, stresses, and habits come out. This book looks at family connections—and trials—across generations. ;;;

Art and Craft

November 28, 2014 Third Way

Yes, it’s an art house documentary, but it has all you would want in a feature film: mystery, suspense, and an intriguing albeit deeply flawed main character, who is pursued by an obsessed albeit flawed, good guy.

Reducing infant deaths

November 27, 2014 Celeste Kennel-Shank

Singing “Nothing is lost on the breath of God” in church on a recent Sunday, my mind called up the face and tiny body of the stillborn child I blessed most recently. I had read about a church that held a memorial service including that hymn after the pastor had a miscarriage. The song is now connected for me with the pregnancy loss I’ve seen in my work as a hospital chaplain. In caring for parents after miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of an infant, I have witnessed a deep pain and sadness distinct from other expressions of grief I […]

The Special Sixth Sense of Cats

November 27, 2014 Melodie Davis

;My husband would wake up to Beatrice curled up next to the part of his body that ached the most. The aches moved around, but Beatrice was always able to sense just where he needed comfort. ;;

A Historical Commitment to Caring for the Least of These

November 26, 2014 Third Way

The author of Hebrews writes, “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Hebrews 13:1-3) God calls His people to love the stranger and to show kindness to the widow and orphan. In response to the high numbers of deportations separating families, coupled with the inability of the U.S. Congress to […]


November 21, 2014 Third Way

Investigative journalists are the prophets of our time. To share some of their stories and the risks (including death) they face every day is critical if we want their vital work to continue.

How to Become More Grateful

November 20, 2014 Melodie Davis

;The first meal after you are allowed to eat again, your mouth practically explodes—the pleasant tastes and sensations rocket through your mouth and into your tummy.;


November 14, 2014 Third Way

My husband and I were powerfully affected by the movie’s emotional heart—a father sacrificing his relationship with his children to save their lives.

Forgotten Faces of the War

November 13, 2014 Third Way

When I visited Lebanon earlier this year, I met with a Syrian refugee family living in a cold, unfinished building.