A small community called Gig Harbor, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA. A young boy at a Christian school there. A British Anglican peacemaker called “The Vicar of Baghdad”. It all came together last week to provide an inspiring story of one gift given from the heart that multiplies to touch many… Read More A One Dollar Gift in Gig Harbor leads to Multiplication in Iraq and Syria
When I returned after my last few weeks in Asia and Europe a book just published was waiting for me. It had a chapter in it that I wrote as a case study of the training in YWAM/University of the Nations, titled Equipping for Mission in the 21st Century: Unity in Diversity in YWAM/University of… Read More Published Another Chapter
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The road may be long and full of our blood but we will go back waving olive branches. Love is stronger than hate There is little that I feel more passionately about than refugees. The refugee problem has my heart and my mind all the time, and my body…
A raging debate going on after the attacks in Paris last week. All over the West. Should countries accept Syrian and other refugees? Should those already there be forced to leave or have their freedoms curtailed? It is of course very complicated. Balancing a nation’s rightful desire for self-protection and security for its citizens, with… Read More Kissing the Leper
I was near Geneva on Saturday and woke to the news of the carnage in Paris the night before. We grieve with all those who lost loved ones, those who are forever changed by what they witnessed that night. So many questions, so much violence. Just a few days before I had been reading again… Read More The Paris Carnage: Father Forgive
It takes your breath away. It is stunning. For one man who has visited five times, he never fails to weep. Buried for 780 years, it is hard to imagine that it would ever see the light of day again. What is it? A 12 foot tall stone monument, called simply the Nestorian Stele. Housed in… Read More Buried For 780 Years
I’ve just spent almost three weeks in China. As part of that time, I visited with colleagues one of the wonders of the world east of Xi’an, the Terracotta warriors. We entered one of three viewing areas for the major excavation pits, and it was simply stunning. There before us were thousands of intricately carved… Read More What Else Lies Buried?