Free the Oppressed

Free the Oppressed

BURMA By Brianna Lantz Mar 13, 2019 Editor’s Note: In Nations Journal Volume 1, we traveled to Thailand to introduce you to the inimitable Dave Eubank—former Special Forces Ranger, head of Free Burma Rangers—and his family. Several years later we met Eubank again,...
Photo Essay: Varvakios Agora, Athens

Photo Essay: Varvakios Agora, Athens

Photo Essay: Varvakios Agora, Athens By Easton Kawawaki After exiting the downtown metro stop, walk into the heart of Athens until you arrive at Varvakios Agora: the city’s central market. Your vision is painted by the varying displays of fruits, nuts, fresh olives,...
Mountains of Silence

Mountains of Silence

Germany By Derrick Bills Mar 5, 2019 Fog and silence crawl along the landscape of wide plains and lonely trees. My eyes run through the hills to the singular trees standing out in seas of green, looking forlorn yet stalwart. I try my best to imitate them, mimicking...
May We Become What We Receive

May We Become What We Receive

By Rylie Shore A few cracks are hammered into my spirituality every time the devastation of another hurricane is met with, “This is all in God’s plan.” A few scabs are picked in my faith journey every time a mass shooting is smoothed over with, “God planned for this...
Alternate Routes: Mardi Gras

Alternate Routes: Mardi Gras

By Brianna Lantz Editor’s Note: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or apathetic when faced with the sheer volume of need in our world. Writing a check or volunteering with a local organization are important steps to walking in justice, but they’re not the only steps....
The Repatriated Missionary

The Repatriated Missionary

By Anonymous America shields us from suffering and bombards us with pleasure, but the two years I spent with Iranian refugees in Turkey shattered that bubble. Returning from that level of intensity and suffering was—and still is—a challenge. Persian voices ring in my...