Monthly Archives: June 2009

Things That Make Me Go Hmmm or Hahahaha . . .

When I was at a trendy bookstore I like near downtown Orlando, I went to the “spiritual” section and I saw the Christian books organized under “Western Religions.” I mentioned to the shop owner that Jesus is a Jew, and I’m pretty sure He might consider His faith Middle Eastern. Hmmmm . . . . […]

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IQ and Fatherlessness

Nicholas Kristof writes a fascinating article in the NY Times today about the success of three disparate groups in America: Asian-Americans, Jews and West Indian Blacks (think Gen. Colin Powell). His deduction: education, education, education. That’s what keeps those in poverty still in poverty: lack of education. From a policy standpoint, he says: It’s that […]

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Tiananmen 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago tomorrow is the anniversary of the massacre of Tiananmen Square. A few years ago, I was able to interview some Americans who had been there during the time. They were language students at the Chinese universities and recall the confusion and mayhem surrounding the weeks of standoffs and killings. Students they knew […]

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Obama’s Faith, Fresh Language 4

In some earlier posts here and here, and here, I mentioned my fascination with people coming to faith in Christ later in life. Especially, people who are good communicators/writers and who have a strong voice. I stumbled on this today, an accumulation of President Obama’s declaration of salvation: In the December issue of The Atlantic, Andrew […]

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Kiera’s Wedding!

Thanks to Dennis Brockman’s brilliant photography (and a great tune by Beyonce), I finally got a chance to put together something from Kiera’s wedding, which I have written about here, here and here. As faithful as God has been in all the details, He was no different on her wedding day. Some of my favorite […]

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