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August, 1968: Fifty Years On

August, 1968: Fifty Years On

  This week in August marks the Fiftieth Anniversary of two events in the tumultuous year of 1968 which had a lasting impact on my life: The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on August 21st, and the Democratic National Convention in Chicago on August 26th. I had just...
Should I Model Jesus or Darwin?

Should I Model Jesus or Darwin?

As many of you know, I recently spent several days in London with a group of wonderful Believers who are originally from Nigeria, at an event for Joshua’s Army.  We were joined by a pastor from Lagos, Nigeria, and by a pastor in the Nigerian community in London,...
Last Folio

Last Folio

This post is a collection of reflections occasioned by seeing my old friend Katya Krausova in Washington next week (weather permitting). I met Katya in the fall of 1968 when she, as a member of the first group of Czechoslovak students allowed to travel to the West...
Why Thanksgiving?

Why Thanksgiving?

As Thanksgiving approaches I am focused on two aspects of this special day which are not always on the table with the turkey, mashed potatoes, pies and other delicious dishes. The first is Gratitude.  I don’t see it much. Many of us appear to be worried, slightly...
A Word is Sometimes Worth A Thousand Family Pictures

A Word is Sometimes Worth A Thousand Family Pictures

A parent’s words and actions—particularly those of the father—have much more impact on children than we appreciate.  Everyday conversations can be life changing.  The message to us as parents: Handle with thought and care, and be engaged. Elsewhere I have discussed...