The Wandering Gospel

I have a post up at the “Leadership Journal” of Christianity Today (full article here) about an experience one recent morning before a class overseas. The post originated in a few lines in my journal that evening, but I am glad it developed into something that could find a home at LJ.

I am standing on a terrace looking across a valley at a small madrasah just about to begin its school day. The children line up begrudgingly, boys pushing one another as boys seem to do everywhere around the world. The girls too act like girls do everywhere, talking in huddled circles, glancing outward, and then talking again.

The dishes from breakfast clink in the kitchen behind me. The remnants of the local breakfast staples—cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, hard-boiled eggs, and bread—are scraped into a trashcan or kept for later depending on their condition.

Read the rest here.

UPDATE: to get to a copy of the article behind the pay-wall, try this.