Last week I was on a teaching assignment in Tarrytown, New York, a historic and beautiful area just north of Manhattan on the Hudson River. While there I visited the Lyndhurst Mansion estate. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis in an American Gothic style, the first owner was a former New York City mayor.… Read More An Old House on a Hill: Continuity and Change in History and the Future
An important question. You hear a phrase a lot in the USA right now, “Make America Great”, and added sometimes can be the word “again”. Especially this week and the next with the two major political conventions happening. But what does “great” mean? And another question, for those who believe that there is a God… Read More What if God Doesn’t Want to Make America Great Again?
I had another post planned for today. One dealing with St. Thomas in the first century and whether he visited the University of Taxila in the Punjab. But I couldn’t write it. Watch for it later. It was another week of tragedy in the world. I’m in the USA right now, and in an already… Read More Pushing the Pause Button
What a week. The phrase “shattered but still hopeful” is on my mind. Almost 300 killed by bombs in Baghdad. Economic and leadership turmoil in the U.K. after the decision to leave the European Union. Continued polarization in the United States, now deepened even more by tragic killings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas. In… Read More Shattered Yet Not Without Hope
This week marks the end of my first year of blogging! And the start of the second year! This is my 71st post (including a handful I shared from others or had guests write) and as of today there have been 10, 193 views and 5, 767 visitors. One of the exciting things to me… Read More First Year of Blogging Completed!
It was 34 years ago this week that I was surprised by India. On June 29th, 1982 in Honolulu while serving with YWAM, a small “whisper” came to me. It was the word “Calcutta”. That started a short but intense process, ending with me leading a team to Calcutta (now Kolkata) to begin the first… Read More Surprised by India: Grateful for the Gift