Holding on to hope for ‘normality’ in the Middle East

One of my abiding travel memories is of sitting out on a warm West Bank night, eating hummus and fresh baked bread with three new friends. 206 more words

Travel

Tragedy Poker, Part II: I Fold

I’m not really one for talking on planes. I understand why people do it, and I know there’s a bit of a romantic notion behind bonding with a complete stranger while trapped in a confined space, but if I’m on a plane, chances are, I want to be sleeping, watching a new movie, or daydreaming. 568 more words

Coping

"Intern"pretations - Episode 3: Allie

ALLIE LYTH HAS BEEN AN INTERN AT MENOKIN FOR TWO YEARS. DURING HER TENURE SHE HAS ASSISTED THE STAFF IN NUMEROUS PROJECTS AND EVENTS. SHE LIVES IN RICHMOND COUNTY, AND IS A JUNIOR AT CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY, PURSUING A DEGREE IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH A MINOR IN HISTORY. 675 more words

Menokin

Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t.

Good point. Why would we think our university system is so much better than our K-12 systems? The extremely average output of those systems include the students who go through the US university system. 101 more words

Nobody Is Flying The Plane

Francis Lightfoot Lee - Forgotten Founding Father?

This man’s life-work was so inconspicuous, that his name would now be wholly forgotten, but for one thing- he signed the Declaration of Independence. Yet his life was a most useful and worthy one.

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The Rest Of The World

The Lausanne Covenant and us [blog]

Exactly 40 years ago, in July 1974, the first Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization was held. In his opening plenary address, Billy Graham focused on the key question of Why Lausanne? 328 more words

Travels Around And Beyond CE

"Intern"pretations - Episode 2: Bri

bri basile interned at menokin for six weeks this summer. today is her last day! she was raised in the suburbs of philadelphia, and is a rising sophomore at PENN STATE, pursuing a degree in architectural engineering.  594 more words
Menokin