Peter Frankopan and the Sogdians? Sounds like an Indie music group that would appear at international music festivals in places like Coachella, Croatia, and the Isle of Wight. Wrong. Peter Frankopan is an Oxford-based researcher who wrote in 2015 perhaps the most comprehensive book to date on trade routes in Asia, titled The Silk Roads:… Read More Peter Frankopan and the Sogdians
One of the greatest gifts a father or mother can give their child is the permission to fail. What? Don’t I mean to succeed? No, to fail. As we learn from entrepreneurs, writers, artists and creative people of any kind, it takes many times of failure to gain the key lessons for success. Yet our… Read More It’s Okay To Fail, My Son
At least some of those reading this would be honest to say that they don’t love Muslims. Maybe not hate, more like ignorance or possibly fear is what is experienced. But when we have even one Muslim friend, everything changes. And for those of you who pray, regularly remembering Muslims in love, faith and hope… Read More Want to Change Your Heart Toward Muslims?
Sometimes gentleness seems like a beautiful animal, peeking through an open door. Elusive, it darts away quickly at the slightest provocation. But more often the virtue of gentleness in public and private discourse seems like an animal on the way to extinction. Gentleness is a lost art, relegated to the realms of perceived weakness. Yet… Read More The Lost Art of Gentleness