Posted in Africa freedom health Provident Living

Dinner with One of Africa’s Richest Women

My wife and I are friends with one of Africa’s richest women, at least by her accounting. We were honored to have her over for dinner at our home recently,…

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Posted in China Communism freedom Media politics Social Issues

Embracing C3ns0rsh1p: A Survival Guide with Helpful Input From China

I marvel at the shock and outrage of some conservative voices as their posts, tweets, and entire websites are progressively downgraded in search visibility, flagged as “fake news,” demonetized, deplatformed,…

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Provident Living: Are You Prepared for Fire?

In late August, I was in my mother’s room just chatting with her while also occasionally trying to get some work done. Suddenly I heard some neighbors shouting as if…

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Science-based vs. Faith-based Policies for Coping with the Corona Virus

Are we using faith or science to cope? Though I am open about my faith and often welcome steps that allow faith to play a more visible role in society,…

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Keep Preparing: Food Storage May Become Especially Important

There are many reasons to be optimistic about overcoming the pandemic before us and getting our economy moving again (for example, one optimistic perspective is being offered by one of…

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The Great War Against the Virus: Maybe It’s Time We Give Peace a Chance

I was saddened to hear the views online of some of the college students partying in Florida during spring break. Not just because they seemed so oblivious to the health…

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COVID-19 Repsonse: Church Gatherings Suspended for Now, Worldwide

Today the Church announces that Church gatherings are temporarily suspended worldwide. China led the way in having members adapt to cancelled Church meetings, building swiftly on our experience with the…

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Skip Church if You Are Ill and Other Tips for Coping with COVID-19 and the Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2)

In my previous posts warning about the need to prepare for the Corona virus, my greatest concern has not been the risk of getting ill, but the risk of a…

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A Church Prepared for Crisis: The Timeliness of the Church’s Emphasis on Home-Centered Worship

When the Church announced in 2018 that it was shifting to less Sunday time in Church buildings and a greater emphasis on learning and worship at home, the reasons for…

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How to Win an Argument with God: A Lesson Sponsored by the Corona Virus

Ever since I participated in debate competitions in high school and maybe before, I have relished the occasional thrill of winning an argument against a smart opponent. Forgive me for…

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