What difference does theology make?

When you get into college, most people recommend that you study something concrete. Gain some skills, get yourself ready for work, they say. Math, finance, engineering — those are the fields rich with jobs. Don’t waste your time in social sciences — such things are interesting, but won’t really affect your personal life. So why is theology important? […]

Podcast episode 6: What’s in a name? How Herzegovina was named.

This is the second episode in a series that will attempt to answer several of the questions that people ask about Bosnia, Sarajevo, Mostar, and Eastern Europe in general. We are going to talk about Communism, America, Atheism, Religion — there’s going to be a lot of issues thrown together here. I hope you like it. Today’s episode is called “what’s in a name” it’s the story of Herzegovina and how it got its long interesting and confusing name.

Podcast episode 5: Winter but Never Christmas – Stories of Sarajevo in Winter

This is the first episode in a series that will attempt to answer several of the questions that people ask about Bosnia, Sarajevo, Mostar, and Eastern Europe in general. We are going to talk about Communism, America, Atheism, Religion — there’s going to be a lot of issues thrown together here. I hope you like it. Today’s episode is called “Winter but never Christmas — Stories of the holidays in Sarajevo”

Questions people always ask: Why Bosnia?

There are questions that we constantly seem to hear. One of them is “why did you choose to go to Bosnia?” It’s a fair question. Why, of all the places in the world, would you choose to make your home in a country as obscure as Bosnia and Herzegovina? I usually say, “well that’s a […]

Podcast Episode 4: What is Culture and Should We Make It?

It has been quite a while since I’ve recorded a new podcast, and I hope that you haven’t fallen into despair while waiting for this episode. This time we are focusing on culture, something that we think about often, and something that I think is very important. I hope this episode is useful and helpful as you think about your own culture and how you can be a positive influence on those in your community. 

Notes: many thoughts were influenced by Dr. Timothy Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, NY, USA. To see what he had to say about this same idea, you can view his talk at the Q Ideas conference on YouTube.

Podcast episode 3: The Refugee Question in Bosnia and Herzegovina

https://media.blubrry.com/thebosniaproject/p/www.thebosniaproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/003-Refugee-Question-Podcast-3-20072018-07.40.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreFinally, here is the long-awaited third episode of podcast. The audience has been clamouring for the next instalment, the press has been calling, and time has been tight, but I have managed to finally bless my listeners with the […]

A book for life: Celebration of Discipline

At the family reunion yesterday I joked with someone about how I stopped reading books after about five or six really good books, and now my personal reading consists solely of reading those books over and over. And while I was mostly joking there was at least some truth to the statement. So here is […]