Pictures Say A Thousand Words

Look carefully at the picture below. The first thing you’ll note is the dark black blood stains that are on the print. They alone tell a terrible story of fear and mayhem for this young Cambodian man living–and dying–in the late 1970s. But the second thing you’ll note about this man is the placement of his identity badge, the one […]

The Ultimate Uniter

One of the most fascinating things about the many trips I’ve taken throughout the years around the world is the fact that perfect strangers of varied backgrounds and experiences can stand united with that eternal bond which is the shed blood of Jesus. The shed blood of Christ is the most precious commodity in all of time and space and […]

A Brief Note from the Far Side of the World

Well, here I am in Jakarta, Indonesia, having meaningful access to a computer for the first time in several days. I am in Jakarta visiting my brother and his family, and recuperating a bit from a fascinating and insightful trip through parts of Cambodia, where Bethel Church has an important partnership with some very strategically placed missionaries who are really […]

28 Is The New 60

While sitting in the food court at the West Acres Mall (the largest mall between Minneapolis and Spokane!), watching numerous people mill about with Christmas gifts and weary looks, I noticed one man with a bright orange T-shirt on (yes . . . it was about 10 degrees outside) that read, “Orange is the New Pink.” Hmmm. I’ve heard that […]

Grieving With Hope

Unbelievable. That is the only word that comes to my mind when I read about Dong Yun Yoon’s terrible loss and his most remarkable response to it [Check out the LA Times story here] . You see, a day or two ago a Marine F/A-18D Hornet fighter jet came freefalling from the sky after the Marine pilot–who, thankfully, ejected–found himself […]