Why I'm with Lynne Hybels.

I read Lynne Hybels‘ column in Sojourners magazine yesterday and simply couldn’t agree more … Yes, together with her husband Bill they started Willow Creek Community Church in 1975 and she’s been active there ever since, but it’s her current role that really makes me perk up: Advocate for Global Engagement. I love what she is up […]

From Suffering into Resurrection: 40 Days of Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. How I understand this (with my Dutch Reformed roots, whoo-hoo Pentecostal tendencies, friends in every denomination imaginable, a non-denominational church I treasure and a belief that I can find Jesus in every person I encounter) is that this 40-day period marks a deliberate journey into suffering. […]

Human Trafficking Awareness & Action

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Some facts about Human Trafficking or modern-day slavery: 27 million people are enslaved on the earth today. 80 percent are women. 50 percent are children. What is Human Trafficking? According to the United Nations, human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, within national or across international borders for […]