As of January 2022, the current world population is 7.9 billion. You are one person. The current life expectancy in the United States for a baby born in the first half 2020 is 77.3 years. Does the life of one person out of nearly 8 billion matter? What of lasting value can be accomplished in […]
Bought the Colossal Alaskan King crab legs and prepared them for dinner? Shook hands with the President of the United States? Climbed to the top of Mount Everest? Prove it- photos or it never happened. We live in the age of the luxury of instant authentication: live news feeds of ongoing tornados, videos of marriage […]
University and High School Student Focus – answers to questions secondary and university students are asking today about faith.
More than twenty years ago, when I was training to become a minister shortly after I obtained my doctoral degree from Harvard University, I learned an important concept still applicable today. In preparing a sermon to preach, the minister studies in two ways: one way to prepare the sermon, the other to prepare the preacher. […]
A new year brings new opportunities for achievements, for joy, for receiving blessings and bestowing blessings on others (Psalms 126). For many people, 2020 was a difficult year, and 2021 brings the promise of a better future. The sun sets on New Year’s Eve and rises on New Year’s Day, and one year turns into […]
Today marks the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the United States. In a world that has experienced the challenges of a pandemic this year, words like thankful, grateful, and blessed may seen foreign. Holidays are filled with traditions and expectations, but no one year tells the story of a holiday celebration. Similarly, no […]
Happy Mother’s Day 2020! I hope all women who are moms can relate to Proverbs 31:25 today. I know women experience this holiday differently, as I have myself during different seasons of my life. In my early twenties, married and working long hours as a cancer researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and leading a […]
Five years ago, InterVarsity Press published my book, “Questioning Your Doubts: A Harvard PhD Explores Challenges to Faith”. I hope the book has been a blessing to its readers and will continue to bless new readers in 2020 and beyond. Since writing the book, I have had the opportunity to travel across the country and […]