Smoke-Stained Sky by R.R. Tavárez

“Ethnically ambiguous.” I have adopted this short phrase to describe my appearance. Most people in West Michigan cannot identify my ethnicity without asking. Really, I am the love product of a brown … [Read more...]

Testing Our Saltiness by Aileen Schouten

I expected to meet Jesus on our study tour to Israel-Palestine this past January. Not like the Samaritan woman at the well. Not like Paul on the road to Damascus. Certainly not like Lazarus emerging … [Read more...]

Meeting Jesus in the Holy Land by Cara DeHaan

I expected to meet Jesus on our study tour to Israel-Palestine this past January. Not like the Samaritan woman at the well. Not like Paul on the road to Damascus. Certainly not like Lazarus emerging … [Read more...]

Our Taste and See Israel Trip by Paula Seales

Snow and long lines at security checkpoints greeted us as we started our 13-day Taste and See Israel course with Professors Sarah Schreiber and Amanda Benckhuysen, while some of us carried with us … [Read more...]

Book Review: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me by R.R. Tavárez

  I have never read a book as raw and as real as Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. While it is only 152 pages in length, it took me over a month to complete the book from cover to … [Read more...]