Category Archives: Culture and Politics

Why is there such historical animosity expressed by Arab to Jew?

Following ten days of missiles raining down on both Gaza and the southern coastal regions of Israel, the Israeli military has launched another ground offensive into Gaza with the intent to: establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live … Continue reading

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So What’s Going On In Iraq Now?

The nation of Iraq has been fixed firmly in the western conscience for over twenty years. Ever since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990 and proclaimed it the 19th province of Iraq, it has been a place that has both intrigued … Continue reading

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What is Happening in the Crimean Peninsula?

The news headlines of the last few weeks have been filled with events in the Ukraine. As I have observed the reaction of Russia to recent events in Kiev I have been reminded of the importance for Christian observers of … Continue reading

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Affordable Healthcare?

The Affordable Health Care Act has been widely promoted by the Obama Administration as a means of addressing the Health Care crisis in the USA. It was passed in 2010 amid great protest across the nation. It was only passed … Continue reading

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Hometown Fanatics

It would be hard to imagine a crowd of Muslims marching on the streets of Richmond shouting: “American Police go to Hell!” and parading banners that state: “Shariah, the solution for us!” However that is what has been happening on … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Revolution

I was in Egypt during the protests that led to the army removing President Morsi from power. The atmosphere on the streets was electric and the TV pictures from Tahrir Square showed just how extensive the crowds were. I have … Continue reading

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The Ninevite in My Backyard

A long time ago a man called Jonah was sent by God to a city called Nineveh. After much procrastination he finally made it to the city, and preached the word of God to the inhabitants. The people repented. Since … Continue reading

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Insulting Islam

Recent protests in the Middle East and other Muslim-majority nations have underlined the vulnerability of the crowd on the street to the rhetoric of their Imams. It can be quite easy to stir up a crowd when the object of … Continue reading

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I Must be the Marabout

During the last couple of weeks of our European trip, my sons (aged 8 and 10) became very adept at finding loose change. Scanning the ground in parking lots, searching under supermarket checkouts and checking out slot machines for unclaimed change proved to … Continue reading

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France 2012

I’ve been coming to the little town of Bourg-St-Andeol on the banks of the Rhone river for more than twenty years. We’re here as a family this year spending the month of July with family friends. Their kids and our … Continue reading

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