Essays and Literature

Light in the Darkness


These essays are the written versions of  the video series “Light in the Darkness” pertaining to the current Myanmar crisis, which began with a military coup (Feb. 1, 2021). These essays are for all audiences, globally, who are looking for light from God. Each essay/video focuses on one spiritual truth, based on the teaching of the Bible, my faith journey as a Christian, and decades of experience as a minister and professor of New Testament and Christian Spirituality. The spiritual truths discussed are applicable for all those who are facing overwhelmingly difficult times and who are looking to Christ for guidance, strength, and courage to face their darkness.

What God Expects from Us Now


In light of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, this series of posts explores how Jesus’s teaching and example call us to reach out across racial lines to respond compassionately to unjust suffering in society. 

Horror and Hope in Africa

Imprisoned genocidaires on work detail in Rwanda


These essays illustrate the mind-boggling extent of both evil and God’s grace at work within the same context of great human suffering.

God’s Love


The individual essays in this collection were written separately, but belong together under the theme of God’s love. Each speaks of the power and hope that come from knowing God and experiencing the love of God in personal, life-transforming ways.

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