From time to time I will write a blog post devoted to the future. After all, this blog includes a span of time stretching out to 2520! I purposely put it 500 years into the future to convey a sense of curiosity beyond just wondering what societal trends will be in the near tomorrow. We… Read More Predicting the Future by Inventing it
Originally posted on Encounters of Faith in Asia: Past, Present and Future:
This week I’ve been in Pailin, Cambodia. This small city near the Thailand border was the stronghold of the Khmer Rouge for many years after their ouster from power in 1979. From 1975 to 1979, the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia (re-naming it Kampuchea)…
This week I’ve been in Pailin, Cambodia. This small city near the Thailand border was the stronghold of the Khmer Rouge for many years after their ouster from power in 1979. From 1975 to 1979, the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia (re-naming it Kampuchea) with a reign of terror, with over 2 million people dying in… Read More From ‘Year Zero’ to Hope in the Future
A few weeks ago I was in the beautiful city of Zurich, Switzerland. A city and country that has provided refuge for groups fleeing various forms of persecution and distress. While there we visited a museum dedicated to the Polish community that has found Switzerland a place of invitation and hospitality during periods of great… Read More Why is it so Difficult to Create Space for Others?
From the Holy Mountain. Yesterday I mentioned in my post a book by William Dalrymple, From the Holy Mountain. You can order it at the link through worldchristian.com
Where was the first Christian church building, probably in 180 C.E.? Where was the first place outside of Antioch that Christian missionaries were sent out to the east? Where were two of the first Asian Christian theologians based, Bardaisan and Tatian? Where was the first Christian theological college/university, near to the year 200 C.E.? The… Read More Where Have All the Christians Gone?
Moving beyond suspicion, Muslims and Evangelicals seek common ground.
Two events gripped my attention this last week. First the news on Wednesday that according to the United Nations population division in its 2015 report, India will match and pass China in overall population six years earlier than previously thought. Instead of it happening in 2028, it will more likely be in 2022. At that… Read More Will India be a Model of Unity in Diversity in the 21st Century?