The King’s Heart in the Lord’s Hands

As the reader probably knows, on September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her reign lasted for seventy years, and she was the longest reigning monarch in the history of England. Most British people, from the accounts I’ve read, felt she was a good and noble queen. Not without fault,Continue reading “The King’s Heart in the Lord’s Hands”

It Can’t Happen Here

In 1935 acclaimed American writer Sinclair Lewis’s novel “It Can’t Happen Here” was published. The novel described a fascist takeover of America, not from outside but from within. 1935 was a time when many Americans inclined toward communism or fascism. Lewis believed that the greater danger to American democracy was fascism. Many Americans then andContinue reading “It Can’t Happen Here”

Lessons from the Life of a Queen

I was outside relaxing with friends on September 8, when we heard the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. The four of us—including a British church denomination leader, a Royal fine artist, and a previous chief operating officer of the Royal Albert Hall—spent some time reflecting on her extraordinary life.  It was particularlyContinue reading “Lessons from the Life of a Queen”

Russian Priests Call for End to Ukraine Tragedy

More than 280 priests and deacons of the Russian Orthodox Church are calling for reconciliation and an immediate end to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, stressing that “the Last Judgement awaits all.” “We mourn the ordeal to which our brothers and sisters in Ukraine were undeservedly subjected,” the Russian Orthodox clerics wrote in an openContinue reading “Russian Priests Call for End to Ukraine Tragedy”

The Atrocities Continue in Myanmar

A Christian charity is calling on the international community to take urgent action after reports of at least 35 civilians being burnt alive in Myanmar on Christmas Eve. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) said the atrocity was carried out by the Tatmadaw – the Myanmar army – in Kayah State.  The victims include elderly people andContinue reading “The Atrocities Continue in Myanmar”