Blast From The Past

The Best of 2010

Christmas is over, and though we are still at my folks’ house in Upstate NY, it is time to get back into somewhat of a routine. To end the long blogging drought I am presenting this, a list of the top ten Comings Communiqué posts for 2010. I should mention that these are all entries…

Blast From The Past

Missionary Conference, Latin Style

While we were on deputation one of our favorite events was the annual missionary conference at the Iglesia Bautista Maranatha. This month we got to participate again. A few days ago I posted a video of a special presentation of the National Anthem done by four young ladies from their youth group. Today I want…

Brazil News and Views

Violence in Rio

Because of a couple high-profile cases in the city’s history, Rio de Janeiro has the ill-deserved fame of being the place where international criminals go to hide. As it turns out, there is no need for international criminals in Rio, because the homegrown ones are quite up to the task of sowing mayhem and violence…

Book Reviews

Book Review: The American Patriot’s Almanac

Compared with other nations of the world, America’s 200+ years of existence is a drop in the bucket. Yet these two centuries have been nothing if not eventful. Proof of this is The American Patriot’s Almanac (Thomas Nelson, 550 pages plus index). Former education secretary William J. Bennett has teamed up with John T.E. Cribb…