A One Dollar Gift in Gig Harbor leads to Multiplication in Iraq and Syria

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

In “Political Power” We Trust? What Can We Learn From Timothy I of Baghdad, Part 3

Anytime we have expectations, or trust in someone or something to meet them, we risk disillusionment and disappointment when it doesn’t come to pass. So it is for many people with political power. Perhaps it is an expectation that a particular political leader will get elected and lead us into a promised land. Doesn’t usually happen… Read More In “Political Power” We Trust? What Can We Learn From Timothy I of Baghdad, Part 3

A More Beautiful Counter-Narrative than Radical Extremism

One of my favorite global leaders is the Archbishop of the Church of England and Anglican Communion, Justin Welby. He is a voice of reason and moderation while holding strongly to his Christian faith. He is not afraid to listen and dialogue with those of other faiths, as evidenced again recently when he spoke at… Read More A More Beautiful Counter-Narrative than Radical Extremism

A Muslim President in the USA? What Can We Learn From Timothy of Baghdad, Part 2

The question erupted into the news in the USA last week based in part on the comments of Dr. Ben Carson, one of many candidates of the Republican party. Could a Muslim serve as President? Reactions were swift and varied. The idea that having a believing Christian as President and therefore that having the pinnacle… Read More A Muslim President in the USA? What Can We Learn From Timothy of Baghdad, Part 2

Will India be a Model of Unity in Diversity in the 21st Century?

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?