Love Excludes Prejudice

  There are anti-Islam protests—some armed—planned across America this Sunday, October 10th. Please take a moment to read about it here: http://imagine2050.newcomm.org/2015/09/29/anti-muslim-protests-some-armed-planned-for-at-least-20-sites-across-the-country/ How does that article make you feel? Is it possible to be a patriot and yet love your neighbor too? This Sunday my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful church service in Indonesia, … More Love Excludes Prejudice

Web Interview with Jim on Loving God and Others

This week on the always uplifting blog 7 Christians (http://7christians.blogspot.com/), Victoria Buck has posted Part 1 of an interview with me. Part 2 will be posted next Monday. She asks some really insightful questions. If you’re interested in what other American Christians are concerned about regarding Islam, check out this interview! I was excited to see … More Web Interview with Jim on Loving God and Others

Jihad and Jesus

   We are all troubled by the images of terrorist acts in France, or ISIS beheadings in the Middle East. It’s shocking and offensive to us that civilians are often the target. The term jihad may be the most hated word in the world today. But before we join all the political pundits pointing fingers, … More Jihad and Jesus

Dreaming of Peace

Happy New Year 2015! Dare we imagine that this year could bring peace breakthroughs in relationships we previously gave up on? Which relationships would you most like to see restored this year? Perhaps with your spouse, your parent, your child, your sibling, a previously close friend…? How does such a seemingly impossible reconciliation start? I … More Dreaming of Peace

A Way Out of Hell

Many sources have relayed this story of Gandhi’s extraordinary wisdom in peacemaking. On one of Gandhi’s prayer and fasting to the death attempts to bring Muslim and Hindu radicals to lay down their arms and reconcile, a group of Hindu radicals enter the Muslim home where Gandhi has chosen to fast to lay down their … More A Way Out of Hell