6 May

Eager Hearts, Untrained Eyes

Our bags were loaded, ready to meet pressing needs on the streets. Before our group left the central Serve the City meeting point and headed toward Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof, we had been coached that it would take courage and respect to interact with people who were different from us. Obviously giving out food wouldn’t be […]

4 March

Get to Know the City

When I seek to understand a city, I try to balance three sources of input: written material (stories, history, studies, etc.), talking to people (first-hand understanding), and walking the streets (my own feeling, sensing, observing).

There are several categories, general and specific, that I seek to understand:

28 February

Stay Salty, Berlin

I thought I understood ministry communications. Then I spent two months in Berlin asking the question, “How do I tell someone about this?” It’s really not a matter of substance. There’s plenty of fodder and activity to publish remarkable stories on a daily basis. Prostituted women are finding a café just for them on Kurfürstenstraße […]