Cross Examination (3) – Are Muslims Better Followers of Jesus than Christians?

The accusation is made that Christians, when they do things like drink alcohol and eat pork, are proving that they do not follow the teachings of Jesus like Muslims do. Is there any truth to this?

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Finish The Task

One of the most important lessons I ever learned happened when I was about six years old. I had been given the task of sweeping the floor and, since it was my bedroom, the floor was incredibly dirty. My dad checked in on me and I bragged to him, "Look at how much I got!"... Continue Reading →


Today is election day here in Turkey. Strike that. It’s actually re-election day since a few months back should have been election day. Problem is, the powers that be didn’t much like the outcome of that first election. They proved too intransigent to allow for a smooth transition of power and a new coalition government... Continue Reading →

The Ride Down

We were traveling through Isparta right about the time the sun woke up the sky and me with it. Roughly two thirds of the bus occupants were still asleep but within minutes of my waking up the bus steward was offering me a pogaca (a breakfast biscuit). This was the first time I have  had... Continue Reading →

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