One of the greatest pains we can experience is to be betrayed by a friend. Or to know that someone is plotting your destruction, whether on your career, reputation, or even physical life itself. A decade or so ago in US politics there was a phrase used quite a bit, “the politics of personal destruction”.… Read More How Do You Treat Someone Plotting Your Destruction?
Have you ever been wounded by experiences in education? Perhaps through a teacher who called you stupid. Or being punished for thinking out of the box with a creative flair. Or being bullied in a variety of ways. Some of our greatest areas of pain can be through something called “Educational Wounding”, even if it… Read More Have you felt the pain of “Educational Wounding”?
Today on the radio I heard a story that touched me deeply. Maybe some of you have heard it. It concerned a Texan man who is a sign-maker. Many times we associate people who hold up signs as those who have a message of hate, of anger. But this was different. This man had a… Read More ‘You Belong. Stay Strong. Be Blessed’: A Message from a Texan to Muslims in the USA
A few weeks ago I posted about an upcoming movie titled Silence. (For that post see Silence: The End of Triumphalism). I just found out that it will be out in limited release on December 23, and full release early in the new year. (Hope that will be globally and not just in the US, but not… Read More Silence Part 2: The ‘Hidden’ Japanese Christians
For those of you who love coffee, and even those who don’t, the Kona version is a globally known brand. But how many readers know the connection of Kona Coffee to racial harmony and reconciliation? Read on. A few weeks ago I was in Kailua-Kona, a small city on the big island of Hawaii. I… Read More From Kona Coffee to Racial Harmony
Is history a boring subject to you? Did you have a history teacher in school that brings back memories of endless dates and facts, not related and connected? For me there was a history teacher in eighth grade named Mr. Miller. But this man made history come alive! I credit at least some of my… Read More Touring Through History
Have you ever experienced a smell, a taste, a sound and with your eyes closed imagined yourself back in that familiar place? Recently my family and I walked into the Bollywood Theater, an Indian restaurant in Portland, Oregon in the US. The line was long (which is usually a good sign!) but the smells that… Read More Bollywood Theater