I love Christmas celebrations, small and large.  At the same time, Christmas tends to be a melancholic time of year for me.  There is a general sadness in light of the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 - that's a story for another day.  More to the point, I am aware that a number of my broth...

12.28.2021 04:16 PM - Comment(s)

The Book of Revelation is a love letter to the Church dispersed, originally the Church throughout the Roman Empire, and today, the Church dispersed around the globe.  It is a love letter meant to encourage and inspire, as well as to steel and to strengthen the people of God.  As we move fr...

01.02.2021 03:30 AM - Comment(s)

This is the first video to be posted on Engaging The Adventure.  It was four produced for Pentecost 2020 by the Diocese of Singapore  with additional versions in Chinese, Tamil, and Thai (likely also in Bahasa Indonesia, Khmer, and Nepali).  That Diocese includes the seven countries o...

05.31.2020 04:35 PM - Comment(s)

One of my favorite images of prayer is Jacob wrestling with God on the bank of the river.  We are now in a time when such wrestling is called for!  Genesis 32:24 says that, "Jacob was left alone and a man wrestled with him until the break of the day."  The man wrestled Jacob...

05.21.2020 02:20 AM - Comment(s)

Do you remember seeing maps like this one from January 29, 2020?  At that time, most of the world was focused on China--even as the SARS-CoV-2 had already spread to Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the United States, and 15 other countries.  As we fast approach the end of May, four months lat...

05.20.2020 07:05 AM - Comment(s)

When we begin to think about what might come next with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is helpful to remember Paul’s words in Ephesians 2:10: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (ESV)

God has a purpose for all of ...

05.03.2020 03:56 PM - Comment(s)

Covid-19, or SARS-cov-2, was declared an international pandemic one month ago on March 11, 2020. How much longer will it last? And how do we make sense of it in the span of our lives?

To answer those questions, we need to consider what it will take to end just the epidemiological pandemic, and fro...

04.18.2020 06:35 AM - Comment(s)

What is flexibility? Sometimes flexibility is identified as being able to adapt, adjust, and roll with the punches. That’s all true. Sometimes flexibility is even more than that; it is the ability to embrace ambiguity amidst conflicting signals.

For example, I am sitting right now on a beach and n...

02.06.2020 10:16 AM - Comment(s)

As of today, the Wuhan virus has outpaced the SARS virus of 2003. Let’s try to put it in some perspective both hopeful and fearful.

Thus far in the 2019-2020 flu season, 8200 people have died and 140,000 people have been hospitalized in the United States alone. As of today, 6000 people have cont...

01.29.2020 08:44 AM - Comment(s)

A library of books always signals an opportunity to learn--but learning is much more than books, and indeed, much more than studying those books!  Can your eye see in the photograph my travels, my friendships, and my experiences?  There is evidence of connections to Jamaica, China, Korea, ...

01.27.2020 01:30 PM - Comment(s)