Category Archives: Events

Why I give through my church

My heart is moved by photos like this–families struggling with harsh realities in the wake of hurricane Sandy this week. My own family endured similar circumstances following Hurricane Katrina a few years ago. The loss of home, business, belongings (and … Continue reading

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India, Part One

We had just taken off from Newark to New Delhi when I realized that things were going to be different for the next two weeks. Continental served a meal for Indian tastes, and I was already trying to figure out … Continue reading

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With the best of intentions…

We’re safe in India, but exhausted mentally and physically. Though my hope was to write every day possible, the reality is that we have had only occasional internet access, and when I’ve had network connections I’ve been too tired to … Continue reading

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Off to India!

I will be traveling today to India with four others (including 2 from Olmsted Community Church) to begin a mission exploration of that wonderful nation.  It will be my first visit to India, though I’m traveling with Rev. Dr. James … Continue reading

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Koran burning and Christian shame

It appalls me that in the name of Jesus, pastor Terry Jones and his congregation in Florida have burned the Islamic Koran, resulting in the direct retaliation of extremist Muslims in Afghanistan against American troops. This kind of action, which … Continue reading

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