Monthly Archives: October 2020

Inmate – Look of Fresh Innocence

A remarkable story from my years doing jail ministry: There was a precious 22-year-old in my Bible study at the county jail. Kimberly was unusually attractive, with the look of fresh innocence. She rarely smiled, but I was drawn to … Continue reading

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Astrology in Myanmar

We learned a great deal from our Buddhist guides while traveling in Myanmar (formerly Burma).  For example, the people there don’t have surnames.  Their last name is the day of the week on which they were born.  They divide Wednesday … Continue reading

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Superstition, Luck and Buddhism

Although it’s been a while,  what we learned about Buddhism on our trip to Myanmar, formerly Burma, needs to be shared. We learned that Buddhists don’t believe in a personal God!  Some Buddhist sects may pray to Buddha, but most … Continue reading

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Nirvana? Reincarnation?

Our guide in Myanmar explained that Myanmar  (formerly Burma) is the most religious Buddhist country in the world.  This is in terms of the proportion of monks in the population and the proportion of income spent on religion. A Buddhist’s … Continue reading

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Buddhism & Karma

Four years ago we traveled to Myanmar, formerly Burma. What an education that was–I had no idea we’d be submerged in Buddhism!  Our Buddhist guide explained that Karma was basic to his faith.  “Karma is the belief that your current … Continue reading

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