Sometimes puzzling, never pointless

A man is planning to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. Yes, really! He believes birth has zero value and “human existence is totally pointless”.* The report took me back to an encounter with the Lord during a not-so-ordinary coffee date. On...

Hope and Future

The Doomsday Clock has been in the news again. A group of scientists use global catastrophe indicators to reset the hands of the clock. The current setting is two minutes to apocalyptic midnight! Their message: choices (made or avoided) have put earth’s future at high...

NOT just another day

New Year is celebrated three times a year in our Asian host country. The nation parties with the rest of the world as the Gregorian calendar clicks into January, then comes Chinese New Year in Jan/Feb, followed by the traditional New Year in April. The nation’s...

Seeing Him at work ahead of us

My connecting flight had been delayed (again), so I decided to use the time getting to know at least one person in the congested waiting area. I started talking to a leader from Zimbabwe who oversees a network of churches in various Central African countries. He had...

Pray with a helmet

I was hurrying to a village church meeting when the motorcycle’s chain-guard came loose and jammed in the rear wheel spokes. As the wheel locked, the bike weaved and slid along the loose gravel surface. Half an hour earlier I had left town with a young Thai believer...