Monthly Archives: May 2022

Pol Pot’s Dictatorship – a history lesson

It was 1975.  Little “Bona” was the youngest of five sons.  One night the Communist forces of the Khmer Rouge came to his village in Cambodia and took his father away, never to be heard from again.  Pol Pot’s vicious … Continue reading

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Teen Wants to Become a Father

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: I was having Bible study with a group of incarcerated teens when one 16-year-old asked if he could speak with me privately after we finished. Later he told me he is … Continue reading

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What Are Indulgences?

I was raised Roman Catholic.  When I was 16, I used my babysitting money to purchase a Catholic Missal from the church bookstore–a prayer book of indulgences. We learned in Catechism class that we were all sinners—I certainly knew I … Continue reading

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May I See the Custodian?

Did you know?  When a good church teaches from the Bible, it’s not just the pastor who has a strong faith in God.  The other workers, even the custodians are committed to Jesus Christ as well. One late afternoon a … Continue reading

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Muslim Student from Senegal

We were on a crowded train in France when I found an empty seat next to a university student from Senegal. He ignored me until I said, “Bonjour!” I then offered him a “Good News” comic book in French. He … Continue reading

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