Were there Christians in 7th century Nalanda University?

Recently I wrote about my trip to the very well-preserved ruins of ancient Nalanda University in the modern Northern Indian state of Bihar. (See post The Thrill of Visiting the Ruins of 7th century University of Nalanda). Nalanda thrived as an international center for education for almost 700 years, with students from over 35 nations. Primarily… Read More Were there Christians in 7th century Nalanda University?

The Bugis and the Sogdians: Two Merchant Peoples in Asia with a Mission

Last night here in Singapore I had the privilege to speak at the graduation of a six-week seminar called School of Transforming Business. Singapore is an epicenter helping fuel the present and future dynamism of Asia’s economies. (See my last post, in part on Singapore  Treat the Stranger With Tender, Loving Care-For You Were One… Read More The Bugis and the Sogdians: Two Merchant Peoples in Asia with a Mission

What Does the Final Scene of the Latest Star Wars Movie and a 6th Century Celt Monastery Have in Common?

The final climatic scene of the latest blockbuster movie Star Wars:The Force Awakens. (For those that haven’t seen it yet, there are NO spoilers here-read on!) A 6th century monastery of the Celt church. What could they possibly have in common?? As I watched the movie’s last scene, thoroughly gripped with what was unfolding before… Read More What Does the Final Scene of the Latest Star Wars Movie and a 6th Century Celt Monastery Have in Common?