A World Beyond Trump: Hidden in Plain Sight for 1400 Years, Part 2

What does the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and 7th century Chinese Christianity have in common? Not much. Except the fact that there is a world beyond Trump, beyond the bombastic rhetoric and the chasms of fear and racism some of his comments have opened. For many people living in the USA (Republicans… Read More A World Beyond Trump: Hidden in Plain Sight for 1400 Years, Part 2

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 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