Blowing Up Buddha

Almost twenty years ago, a band of fundamentalist, doctrinaire terrorists called the Taliban, decided that their vision of a better world could not be attained without the destruction of 6th century artistic expressions of Buddha’s carved out of sandstone cliffs in Afghanistan. I remember how apalled I and most of the world was at the … More Blowing Up Buddha

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Wisdom from CRU on Ministry in a Covid-19 World

Today, I received a letter from Steve Douglass, the President of CRU. It struck me as extremely wise and practical. He was writing to all staff and alumni of the ministry and trying to encourage ministry leaders. You will find it below without any changes. [Message from Steve Douglass] I love you and am praying … More Wisdom from CRU on Ministry in a Covid-19 World

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10 Things that Don’t Happen When We Cut People Out of Our Lives because We Disagree with Them

Monday Musings A number of years ago I wrote an article titled “To My Liberal and Conservative Friends”  (December 15, 2014). It was an open letter to both categories of friends for tolerance and fair-mindedness. It was also a personal decalaration and commitment, backed with a promise, that I would not “unfriend” any of them … More 10 Things that Don’t Happen When We Cut People Out of Our Lives because We Disagree with Them

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God Hates.

God Hates Sin. And he has good reason to hate sin. It breaks his moral law. It deprives human beings of their full flourishing. It brings pain and heart-ache to others. It creates destruction and violence in the world. It destroys the beauty of his creation. And the list goes on . . .  God’s … More God Hates.

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