QYP: Is Revelation Order Important?

Preparing for the Quran Year Project (QYP) involved thinking through how I wanted to read the Quran. I concluded that I wanted to read the Quran in the order it was revealed to the Prophet. I think one of the issues I ran up against when I was researching and preparing for this project wasContinue reading “QYP: Is Revelation Order Important?”

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Two Books- Zen and Ocean- While in Central America

Ambitious was I, on my adventure in Central America, to finish two books, I did decide. If past performance could predict future results then my NYC and New England trips would indicate that I would fail at finishing either of the two books I chose to take to Central america. In my defense, I was onContinue reading “Two Books- Zen and Ocean- While in Central America”

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Books to Read Before Your Guatemala Vacation

  Reading lists and I are like the Supreme Court and the Constitution (here), so any organization that takes me around meeting amazing folks and sharing wonderful things and analysis about Guatemala, AND puts together a reading list on the country, gets lots of brownie points from me. Said organization is CEDEPCA- Protestant Center forContinue reading “Books to Read Before Your Guatemala Vacation”

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Barefoot in San Salvador: The Soccer War

I just had a few spare moments in San Salvador, El Salvador and at the airport I was watching some teams playing soccer on the television. I remembered something I read about regarding what was dubbed the “Soccer War” between El Salvador and Honduras. Yes, an actual war with guns, bullets and bleeding dying bodies.Continue reading “Barefoot in San Salvador: The Soccer War”

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A Reading List for Central America, Root Causes Delegation Trip

  My adventure in Central America (here) has required me to drastically change my reading list for 2015. As I am sitting at the airport waiting to depart for El Salvador, I thought I would quickly piece together a post on the books I read since I know next to nothing bout Central America. Well, IContinue reading “A Reading List for Central America, Root Causes Delegation Trip”

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A People’s History of Alta California and the Bear Flag Republic

It is ironic that in the National Statuary Hall, in Washington DC, there stands a statue of Junipero Serra amongst the statues of Revolutionary fighters and thinkers. Considering that Father Serra represents everything that the revolutionaries were fighting against, it is all the more remarkable how the frontier was treated in drastically different ways. California is inContinue reading “A People’s History of Alta California and the Bear Flag Republic”

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105 Books to Read in 2015

Happy Birthday to me! I’ve been reading away, but people have asked for a list of the books I plan to read, so heres the list of some of the 105 books I’m reading with a special request on how you can help me get to this AWESOME goal. (Also can you believe it, thatsContinue reading “105 Books to Read in 2015”

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The Gospel of Thiel

Like any philosophy that has come to dominate humanity, one needs to understand its context. If you’re like me then technology is a pretty critical aspect of modern life. Its why I think you should get around to reading Zero to One by Peter Thiel. Promptly after reading that you need to deep dive intoContinue reading “The Gospel of Thiel”

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Concerning Bookmarks

This is a love or hate circumstance. Either people love their digital reader (like how I am in love with my Amazon Kindle(s) and evangelized others to get on the Kindle bandwagon, thirteen people and counting!) or people just hate the idea of digital books and reference the ephemeral feelings of the joy one getsContinue reading “Concerning Bookmarks”

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On Reading Lists

Two years go I realized I was missing something in my life, my passion had been stunted by years of busy-bee-ness. So I made a get-back-to-this-passion-plan, it involves my brain and my eyes and hours of sitting around staring, sounds boring. I promised to read 12 books in 12 months. It was not ambitious, yetContinue reading “On Reading Lists”

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