Cambodia’s Horror, and China’s

A reminder of a great evil, which began thirty-five years ago, in Lest We Forget: April 17, 1975 , by Var Hong Ashe. Just a few hours after the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, our misery started. The Khmer Rouge ordered us to leave the city “for three hours only” and to carry nothing . . . . Continue Reading »

Ending oppression?

This morning’s Hamilton Spectator carries the happy news that another form of oppression is about to be lifted across the pond: EU: Vacations are a right, not a luxury. I last travelled overseas in 2006. Because I have reason to believe I can claim European citizenship (through Cyprus and/or . . . . Continue Reading »

Science and Religion: A Review Essay [4]

With the ongoing discussions about Bruce Waltke’s video at the BioLogos website and his subsequent resignation from RTS, as well as the long comment thread here at Evangel about events in Genesis, I thought I would post some thoughts about the relationship between science and religion that . . . . Continue Reading »

Science and Religion: A Review Essay [3]

With the ongoing discussions about Bruce Waltke’s video at the BioLogos website and his subsequent resignation from RTS, as well as the long comment thread here at Evangel about events in Genesis, I thought I would post some thoughts about the relationship between science and religion that . . . . Continue Reading »

Imagine the Loss of the Christian Holy Places

On Easter Sunday, I was able to sit in prayer for a while at the Shrine run by sweet Italian nuns on top of the Mountain of the Beatitudes, the most famous of Sermons. It was infinitely peaceful, and I needed it. Later it hit me: What if the mad leader of Iran fulfilled his pledge to wipe Israel . . . . Continue Reading »

Terrorists, Terrorism, and the Truth

Today marks the fifteen year anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing and I emailed an old friend, Jayna Davis, whose book,  The Third Terrorist is by far the most accurate record of that horrific event. I reviewed her book for an old website some years ago . The review is here . . . . . Continue Reading »

Being Taught

From the end of a New Yorker tidbit about the Catholic scandals : “Our largely democratic, secularist, liberal, pluralist modern world, against which the Church has so often set its face, turns out to be its best teacher.” A friend writes to say: A trifle 9/10 in tone, isn’t it? . . . . Continue Reading »