When God Used Buddha

Kham and his wife
15Mar

When God Used Buddha

He stood there, frozen and strangely insistent. But he was, after all, just a statue—a massive, imposing figure of Buddha, clad in gold—pointing a long golden finger out over a city far below. "I know that statue, and the city I’m being told to go to," thought Khamh Lian Thang the next day as he relived his vivid dream from the night before. He knew he needed to obey this calling on his life, despite the many people, including his family and friends, whom he knew would be begging him not to go.

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Modern Israel - Western Wall and Rock in Jerusalem
15Mar

Finding Shelter in the Promised Land

I wonder what Abraham, David or Elijah would think about the Promised Land today. The truth is, modern Israel is not the romanticized place we learned about in Sunday School. On the contrary, I've learned it's a messy melting pot of people who often carry a lot of pain—many of whom have found various self-destructive, addictive ways to numb it.

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