Archive for 'Faith and the World Around Us'
By Dave Toycen - Families can look very different in different countries and across cultures. I’ve learned in my travels that in many places, gender issues can shape the way families look and function. Much of [...]
By Dave Toycen - During a recent trip to Lebanon, I visited with a number of Syrian refugees. Memories of one family, in particular, stay with me. Mom and dad were both stuck in Syria, so [...]
By Dave Toycen - “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” – Amos 5:24 I think of justice when I meet children and families in the developing world who live [...]
By Dave Toycen - With autumn now upon us and the school year well underway, I took some time to reflect recently on just how important education is – something that’s easy to take for granted. [...]
By Dave Toycen - “Grace and peace.” Since the first century, Christians have used these words as both a greeting and a blessing. But if merely speaking them – or writing them – were sufficient to [...]