Popular posts of 2016

I have not written as much this year as I did in 2015, but I thought I’d end the year by revisiting the most popular posts of 2016. Enjoy! I belong here. This was written after a visit to the hospital where someone made a well-intended but ill-timed remark about speaking the local language. The most important […]

Giving makes the season brighter

This season we’ve chosen to ask our students to bring clothes and help us collect something to give away to poor families in our community. Through our church we have obtained a list of people who are in need in the community, and we will be using the things we collect to help make the […]

Looking at Aleppo

After watching perhaps the third news report about the former producer of the reality TV show The Apprentice and his role in the upcoming inauguration of the President-elect, I was gripped this morning by the urgency of the current situation in the city of Aleppo, Syria — or, rather, what remains of that once-great city — and […]

3 Questions To Ask When Watching the News

Sit down. Turn on the tv (or the tele for you non US). Flip over to CNN, Fox, or BBC. Listen to their account of current events. Pick up your phone. Open Facebook, tap on this article and that, and read about how the President is corrupt or good, or how our society has forgotten […]