The Birth of an Activist by Gabriel G. Scheller

In this piece of work from Gabriel’s senior year of high school, he outlines his racial awakening and subsequent passion for racial justice and reconciliation.  *** The Birth of an Activist by Gabriel G. Scheller Over the years I… Read More

How’s That for a Christmas Gift by Gabriel G. Scheller

My family is historically bad at giving gifts. I remember being a kid and getting mostly what I wanted, but I was extremely rambunctious, hyper-active and outgoing. You could throw string and an old shampoo bottle at me… Read More

Give Words to Grief

  “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er fraught heart and bids it break.” —William Shakespeare  … as quoted in The Twenty-Third Psalm for those who Grieve by Carmen Leal [photo: ©cas 2004,… Read More

Good Grief

The little booklet Good Grief  by Granger E. Westberg begins like this: We spend a good portion of our lives working diligently to acquire those things that make life rich and meaningful—friends, a wife or husband, children, a… Read More

Grieving a Suicide

  Wheaton College professor John Walford gave a passionate testimony about his brushes with suicide at a recent Wheaton chapel service. There have been three recent alumni suicides in the past year, and the university is rightly concerned about a trend that reflects an… Read More


  The National Pastors Convention ended at noon yesterday. I’ve been to many conferences over the years, and I must say this was one of the most enjoyable. Beeson Divinity school professor/author/painter Calvin Miller touched on why this… Read More


Albrecht Durer, Self-Portrait (1500) “Just as an eye, small as it might be, ‘can receive the image of a great mountain,’ the creature that sees himself in God sees himself as a reflection of his power, a finite… Read More