It’s Okay To Look At Other Women

Normally, I think the Prager University videos are spot on. They contribute something significant and valuable to understanding politics, society, and religion. However, Prager’s latest video about men looking at…

The Flying Spaghetti Monster Is Real, And I Can Prove It

My daughter was around six years old. She sat in front of the TV watching one of her favorite cartoons. It was Pokémon, or SpongeBob, or something like that. We…

When Did Torture Become Art?

Perusing a Christian bookstore today I noticed the many renderings of the cross hanging on walls, in paintings and in trinket items like keychains and charms. The wall hangings were…

What Does God Expect From You?

If God is our Heavenly Father then what does he expect from us? Have you ever given that question any thought? Repeatedly in the Gospels Jesus referred to God as…

I Want Pleasures Evermore, Or Something Better

Part of serving in ministry in a foreign country is to identify the chief value(s) of your host country so that you will know what you should and shouldn’t do…

The Cross Waves Higher Than The Flag

Those words from the Steve Camp song, Justice, ring in my head when I read the first chapter of Romans. Just how much sovereignty do we attribute to God? When…

Follow The Evidence

A news story last week claimed that Chinese and Turkish researchers found the remains of Noah’s Ark on Turkey’s Mount Ararat. Some are saying the claim is a hoax, while…

Why Do Mongolians View Corruption as Acceptable?

I finally got around to reading the USAID’s report, Mongolia: Trends in Corruption Attitudes. Here are a few tidbits from the report: 90 percent of the public reports that corruption…

Faith! Faith! Brutha, You Gotta Have Fay-eth!

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). This verse has been dancing around my head recently because of a conversation…

Ground Under the Wheels of Propaganda

I just completed a four-hour postmortem of the election/riot coverage with our senior staff. We spent a great deal of time going over details of election day coverage, and of…