Some of you mıght know that I am a rabıd reader. I target to read 100 books a year and even though I rarely hit that goal, I usually do come close. Somewhere along the line, I came to realize that I don't read the way most people do. I don't read books, I engage... Continue Reading →
Earlier today a mother and her two daughters aged nine and twelve went to one church, a father went to a second, and their two teenage sons went to a third church. Then they all blew themselves up.
France, the UK, and the US have all bombed various targets in Syria in retaliation for recent chemical attacks against civilians. According to Trump we can declare "Mission Accomplished" but was it really? Has anything at all been accomplished?
Ayla Albayrak, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal has recently been convicted in absentia by the Erdoğan controlled Turkish court system. The trial leading to this conviction came about after she wrote a very fair and truthful article: Urban Warfare Escalates in Turkey’s Kurdish-Majority Southeast. I myself had been there around the same time (As The... Continue Reading →
What saddens me more than anything is that we aren't discussing the reasons why an NFL player would feel strongly enough about something to take a knee despite all the pressure and ridicule he has received.
There is nothing Christian about a ban on Muslims. There is nothing Christian about refusing refugees. There is nothing Christian about denying safe harbor to those fleeing violence. Nothing.
Over the past week or so, I have seen an abundance of articles like this: Just A Fraction of the Refugees to the US Are Christian If you aren't familiar with this very legitimate complaint, please read the article on the link before my comment below: I won't say that the US has no blame... Continue Reading →
Nine days ago, wait, has it really only been nine days? Nine days ago I was scrolling through facebook when I noticed a friend posting that he was OK. He had been in the Belgium airport on his way back to the states when the bombs went off. He is one of those casual acquaintances... Continue Reading →
Since the terrorist attack over a week ago I have watched with horror as the story unfolded and information on the evil, insane perpetrators trickled in. I have also watched with growing frustration as the framework of the story around this tragedy has evolved from the horror of the event itself into an excuse for... Continue Reading →
One hundred forty-six "fugitives". Yes, Hurriyet, the main newspaper here in Turkey calls them fugitives, have been "captured" in their attempt to escape Turkey in their attempt to get to Greece, and from there further into Europe. Of those caught, one hundred twenty-six of them are Syrians, ten are Afghani, five from Burma and five... Continue Reading →