Author Archives: Andrew Fuller

ANCHORS FOR THE SOUL

I have been thinking about the way we teach a Biblical basis of Christian mission starting with God’s call and promise to Abraham in Genesis 12. I think we do ourselves a disservice when we don’t root Genesis 12 in … Continue reading

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ST PATRICK’S DAY THANKSGIVING

My first encounter with Thanksgiving came in the 1990s just weeks after my move to the United States. Growing up in England I did not experience this most American of festivals. My meagre endeavors to explain that, “Yes” we do … Continue reading

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PREPARING THE WAY IN THE WILDERNESS

The long, hot day sinks below the horizon and the night blooms full with the sound of frogs and crickets. The air is heavy and heat lightning flashes around the sultry sky. A mosquito buzzes nearby, then falls silent, swatted … Continue reading

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VISITING THE OLD WORLD

In December of 2019 I was in England and had a day between scheduled activities. I took the opportunity to visit a village that some of my ancestors came from. I recently realized that this experience was among the very … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS – THE MYTH AND THE MAJESTY

My wife and daughter enjoy watching Hallmark Movies. During this season they can binge on the Christmas movies, of which there are many. A Hallmark Christmas Movie is usually set in an idyllic setting in small town rural America, presumably … Continue reading

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A COCKTAIL, A COMFY CHAIR AND A CROWN OF THORNS

The recent explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, albeit an avoidable accident, reminded me of the many times when that Mediterranean city has suffered the tragic consequences of explosions. Followed so shortly by the verdict of the Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon … Continue reading

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CUTTING BACK – A COVID STORY

I was recently struck by the reaction of a Richmond barber to the decision of the mayor not to allow the city to begin to reopen, after he (the barber) had stepped out in preparation to reopen by setting appointments for … Continue reading

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THE RESULTS ARE IN; AND FURY IS THE WINNER

The Nevada caucuses took place yesterday. For those not following the American news, these gatherings of voters across the state of Nevada are the latest stage of the process of choosing candidates for the Presidential Election in November. It seems … Continue reading

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I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS

Christmas has appeared on the Henrico County (Virginia) Calendar. Henrico (Virginia) County School Board recently announced calendar changes for the next school year. They will preserve the two-week Winter Holiday but will rearrange teacher workdays so that they can give … Continue reading

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THE TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST

A Reflection for Easter of 2019 The West African nation of Niger is a somewhat out-of-the-way place. It is one of the poorest of nations, and, sandwiched between the African powerhouse of Nigeria, and the sparsely populated Sahara desert, it … Continue reading

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