Tuesday is for Reflection I was returning from a trip to Israel and had a six hour layover in Paris. It was a marvelous experience, life-changing for many of us including myself, and it was a shock after passing through customs to see on the monitors in baggage claim that Paris had once again been … More I Left Paris 8 Hours Before the Carnage Began
Recent events in Egypt are no doubt increasing these numbers. “An average of 100 Christians around the world are killed each month for their faith while believers are persecuted in at least 60 countries. Christians are the most persecuted religious group worldwide.” 2013 Quick Facts from http://www.OpenDoorsUSA.org See http://www.persecution.org/ for current data on the persecution of Christians … More Persecution of Christians Increasing Worldwide
Weekend Links Great weekend so far with six hours yesterday with three high-school buddies followed by four hours with a college friend. I’m reminded of my brother Ed’s oft repeated comment to the simple “how are you doing?” question: “Better than I deserve.” How true in my own life. Today my cousin will marry. It … More Moderate Muslims; Jewish Jerusalem; Pentagon Weakness; Heart Neglect; Dallas Willard
Monday Discussion Two of the neighbors are having parties. There are back yard tents, cars up and down the street, kids are playing in the street and it got me thinking … I’ve witnessed this scene before…, this black family on our left having a party; this Muslim family on our right having a BBQ; … More Starting Parties for Jesus and Your Neighbor’s Joy
Friday is for Heart Songs Here’s a bit of news you won’t find reported in the secular media. Unfortunate, because it offers real hope to the entire peace-loving world. The news around the world is not great on the economic front for any country. But when reports come in like this, The Christian’s heart has … More Muslims Coming to Christ in Record Numbers
(Bill Fay: Part 2) This post continues yesterday’s discussion about Bill Fay’s 5 questions. Short story: Yesterday afternoon, I went down the street to a neighbor I have been seeking to influence for Christ. A tree in my backyard had broken off in a wind storm and I wanted to borrow a ladder so that … More Can Five Questions Change Your Next Conversation with Your Neighbor?