This upcoming trip will be different in a number of ways. First of all, I’ve only been home for a week since the previous one. My head is still slightly spinning after three weeks of travel and teaching across nearly half of Russia. Secondly, I am not traveling alone but with a team of Americans whom I will meet for the first time tomorrow morning at the airport. And thirdly, I will not be going to Russia, but to Uzbekistan where, I was told, most of the people still speak Russian, but the country is very different in its history, culture, and background from where I usually teach. The whole trip will be about trusting God for opening doors of opportunity for teaching and sharing my life, about partnering with others who are serving the people there, and about learning from them.[Read more…]
Archives for May 2023
I had only four days in the Samara Region, but each of them was special and beyond everybody’s wildest expectations. In two state technical colleges where I was invited to teach a class on the Historic Foundations of Christian Faith, the audience halls were packed as the organizers had made it available to the entire student body. In the evening, the Neftyannik “culture palace” was again filled to the brim when I presented the Intro to Christian Pedagogy for teachers and parents of the oil producing town of about five thousand people.[Read more…]
By Dr. Don Bierle, FaithSearch President
There will be agreement in nearly all Western church calendars that May 28 is Pentecost Sunday – fifty days after Passover. Jesus stayed on earth after His resurrection for forty of those days (Acts 1:3) before He ascended to His Father. Just before He left, He told His followers, “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49).
A little over a week later Pentecost happened (Acts 2), and the Christian Church was born. Three years earlier, John the Baptist introduced Jesus,[Read more…]
(Answers in part #2)
- What is the tallest living tree in the world?
- How long does it take a single snowflake to fall from a cloud to the earth?
Going with the floe
Last November, hundreds of fishermen on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota nearly joined the fish they were there to catch! Ice broke from the shoreline to strand them on an ice floe with no way to get back to land.[Read more…]