The Cry Vol 16 No 4 . 1

Learning to Lament By Dan Henry “I’m so sorry to hear about Benita’s death.” Those words forced their way into my consciousness after I was awakened by a cell phone at 2 in the morning. After I groggily told my friend that Benita wasn’t dead, he gasped, apologized and hung up. I was left sitting […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 4 . 2

Embracing suffering: Healing through acknowledging loss By Silas West Catherine Piwang is no stranger to suffering. She lost nine of her siblings to HIV/AIDS. After returning to Uganda after living in the U.S., she realized that an entire generation was missing because of HIV/AIDS. Catherine devoted her life to helping thousands of children and elderly […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 4 . 4

  Into the Shibboleth By Brian Langley “We should all see the world from the perspective of the victim, to know what it is like to see the world from down there.” Doris Salcedo Our world is replete with a power that drives us to create divisions with others — a destructive line that divides […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 4 . 4

He calls us each by name By Brooke About a year ago, as I was walking through the streets of Kathmandu one afternoon, a friend approached me. He began telling me of a woman he knew who was pregnant but did not have the means to support the baby after it was born. He wanted […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 2 . 1

Grace through submission “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 2 . 2

A similar path I’m the kind of person who appreciates a good question, one that shakes the ideals upon which I stand, that inevitably leads me to more questions. Moving from rural Indiana to this densely populated Asian city, to a culture so very different from my own, has no doubt provided its fair share […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 2 . 3

Choosing submission “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” (Isa. 40:28b-29) Day in and day out, Tiara sits next to the rundown bus ticket booth […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 3 . 1

Seasons of Redepmtion Seasons in Sierra Leone are different from the familiar four we were accustomed to in Nebraska. Here we experience two basic seasons: a rainless sultry heat, stretching from November to April, followed by a wet blast of monsoon-like rains from June to September. During the extended dry season, it is difficult to […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 3 . 2

Brokenness as a bridge By Adam Recently my wife and I had one of those horrible, no-good, very bad days that married couples run into from time to time. Context says it was probably the fact that we were trying to make our home in a strange new world, one low in oxygen and high […]

The Cry Vol 16 No 2 . 4

The Pantocrator By Joshua Fowler The Pantocrator Only an icon on a cracked, flowered, wallpapered wall in the priest’s office slanting to the left, looking like He’s chewing nails yet wants to put down that big book and hug me and us all; but His eyes, His abnormally wide, gentle brown eyes seem to look […]