Hey Picasso, Africa Called. It Wants Its Art Back

There are three elements to the “Through The Eyes of Picasso” exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The exhibit consists of priceless works of art by Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, several pieces of art from Picasso’s own extensive art collection, and several items from the Musee National Picasso-Paris. But all three…

Diversity in the Body of Christ

This past week was the district convention of the Minnesota South District of the church body to which I belong. Compared to the rest of the country, Minnesota is not thought of as a very diverse place but over the course of 24 hours at the convention I experienced a pretty impressive range of diversity.…

Family of Eight Heads to the Mission Field – Again

It’s still one of the most amazing things that has happened in my life; the time my parents uprooted me and my five siblings from our home in Minnesota and headed off to be missionaries in Nigeria. That’s eight plane tickets, eight sets of luggage, six children ages six to fourteen and four flights to…

The Crisis in Nigeria – Why It Matters

First, the reasons why it matters to the world. Nigeria is the most populous African nation with a population of about 175 million. Its population has quadrupled in the last 50 years and is still growing rapidly. Nigeria has vast offshore oil reserves and numerous other natural resources which have generated great wealth for the…