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Sí! We commit to peace

Last week I had the privilege of witnessing the Synod Council of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC) express unanimous approval for endorsing the “yes” vote in Colombia’s referendum on the peace accords reached by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of … Continue reading

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Angels in El Tamarindo

Today is Angel Gabriel’s birthday. Yesterday, our words shrouded by the uncertainty of whether his home would be destroyed today once again, he told me that his birthday always brings sorrow. Gabriel is a member of ASOTRACAMPO, the association of … Continue reading

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Carta pastoral de Venezuela

This letter is available here in English translation.  Esta carta me fue enviada por la secretaria ejecutiva del Presbiterio Central de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela, pidiendo el favor de hacerla circular entre mis contactos. Un resumen y reflexión personal (en … Continue reading

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A pastoral letter from Venezuela

The following is my translation of an open letter to the people of Venezuela issued by Central Presbytery, Presbyterian Church of Venezuela. They asked me to share it with my contacts. My personal summary of current events in Venezuela is … Continue reading

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What’s a YAV?

So far 2014 holds at least one exciting new thing for me: I’m going to be a YAV site coordinator (again)! So, what does that mean? Well, YAV stands for Young Adult Volunteer, a program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day

Today is Human Rights Day, marking the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I tend to talk about “human rights” in a way that assumes knowledge of what those rights are, that assumes a universal recognition of … Continue reading

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Quebrantamiento

(Devocional en español a continuación) Today I’m celebrating two years of ordained ministry as a pastor, and I had the privilege this morning of offering a devotional for my friends who work at Casa Esperanza. The topic for the day … Continue reading

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