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.

Small Town Heroes

November 7, 2014 Third Way

The lyrics sound like they connect with the canon of traditional music, but you need to dig deeper.

Raising Puppies and Babies – Part 1

November 6, 2014 Melodie Davis

;But too soon I was tearing my hair out. Yes, she had accidents, but more than that, I couldn’t get the hang of what a puppy’s schedule should look like.;


October 31, 2014 Third Way

This exploration of the meaning of things runs through all of Robinson’s fiction (she is perhaps our most theological of literary artists), yet she is less interested in answers than in the exploration of them.


October 30, 2014 Melodie Davis

We can “hold each other up” because of another fragile gift God gave us as humans: love.;;

The Skeleton Twins

October 24, 2014 Third Way

While the twins don’t have a specific reason for losing touch for 10 years, they have been living parallel, unfulfilled lives.

You Don’t Have Rights Here

October 24, 2014 Third Way

Alicia,* who witnessed her mother’s murder and feared retaliation from local gang members, made the dangerous trek from Honduras to the U.S. with her two children, ages three and ten-years-old in August. She was detained. She told U.S. Border Patrol officers of her fear of returning home. “I cried, I said I couldn’t return to my country. Sometimes you are so afraid…” Two days later, Alicia was deported. What about Mary and Joseph, who were fleeing a place where their sons life was in danger, similar to Mateos story above? Mateo* ran a small business in Honduras but went bankrupt […]

Stepping Out – Guest Columnist Jodi Nisly Hertzler

October 23, 2014 Melodie Davis

During our meeting, the spokesperson for the Put-Down-That-Bag-of-Chips-Right-Now Committee held up a fancy little doodad that counts his steps, his stairs, and even monitors his sleep.;;

Gone Girl

October 17, 2014 Third Way

And that’s the ultimate problem with Gone Girl. I can appreciate it on its technical merits . . . But I didn’t enjoy this film.

Two Men Named John and the Faith They Give Me

October 16, 2014 Melodie Davis

He had been beaten and tortured in the days of boycotts, marches, and unrest in the Deep South.;;