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?

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