March 27, 2023

The future of Artificial Intelligence has arrived. How does it handle the transcendent? Can it deliver an Easter sermon? Read more

March 2, 2023

Despite these challenges, however, the Christian community in Lebanon remains resilient and determined to overcome these difficulties. Churches and religious organizations have been providing vital support to those in need, including food, shelter, and medical care. Read more

February 23, 2023

I went to see The #JesusRevolutionMovie tonight, and it was so well done. Kelsey Grammer was spectacular playing Pastor Chuck Smith. I cried more than once at the pure love and joy that came through the dialogue. I am struck at the timing of the movie in light of a fresh wave of revival among our youth in the middle of an increasingly turbulent world. As an adolescent growing up at Lake Tahoe, I remember when “the hippies” first started... Read more

February 16, 2023

Are you a professional and you have the desire to do something more with your life? Maybe something even radical?  I found a Juilliard-trained violinist who has such a calling and is now using her gifts in the Middle East, making a real difference. Read more

February 12, 2023

Jesus doesn't really need better PR. The world is trying to pigeonhole him into a political box -- both sides want to claim Him as their own. But he'll have none of it. The fact that the campaign is being criticized by both the left and the right, by both the church and the unchurched, tells me they might just be onto something. Read more

January 23, 2023

Lebanon’s recent history is fraught with division and discord. And today the country sits at a crossroads of existence with an financial implosion and an uneasy population dealing with refugees from the region. It needs the world's attention and help. Read more

December 6, 2022

These are victims of civil war, economic uncertainty and true homelessness. They wait on the UN and the slow movement of the world to act. I'll never again claim my own victimhood. The things I learned on my trip to the Syrian border I'll never forget Read more

October 5, 2022

Tomorrow I’m headed to Lebanon and Jordan for a couple of weeks. I’ll be writing about continued refugee relief efforts in these two countries. My objective is to find, document, and write Impact Stories resulting from the ongoing work of a variety of individuals and groups in these two countries. Here are a few questions I’ve been asked: 3Photo by David Rupert Who are you featuring? I’ll be meeting with associates of IDEAS International, women and men who have given... Read more

September 21, 2022

We don’t all need to agree, but a return to civility and respect for each other is something the vast majority of us long for. And despite what your audience might feel about the possibilities, we’ve tried everything else. So why not try what the Bible prescribes Read more

September 5, 2022

I must confess that I have an aversion to the term, “pursuit of happiness” and I bristle when people use it to justify their behavior. Happiness, although thrown into the Bill of Rights by Thomas Jefferson, is not really a Christian imperative. We act like it is – using it as an excuse to leave a spouse, to buy unnecessary possessions,or to gorge ourselves at the buffet line of life. I am a “happy” person – and I consider my outlook... Read more

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