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American pastor Brunson serving in Turkey imprisoned for 'terrorism' charges

IZMIR, Turkey (World Watch Monitor, TAB) — A Turkish judge sent Andrew Brunson to prison in Izmir, Turkey, on Dec. 9 — 64 days after the American pastor and his wife, Norine, were detained Oct. 327 more words


Give Me The Bird

It was the kind of phone call that makes you stop and wonder how you’d gotten to the point that the phone call could even happen in the first place. 1,862 more words


"Is the West finally winning the war against ISIS?"

I was recently interviewed by David Virtue, of VirtueOnline fame, on the state of Anglicanism in the Middle East, the Islamic State, the future or Christianity in MENA, and, of course, my new book,  152 more words


Radical R & R

Welcome back once again! Now let’s get back to things on November the 21st shall we? Okay so this was the day I had to hand in a 5 page paper for my public history class about how a local community promotes itself and its history. 1,242 more words

Fun With Chestnuts: Farfel Kugel with Chestnuts, Onions, and Apples

On a lighter note than prior posts, it is chestnut season here in the temperate Northern Hemisphere. This fact is amazing in my book, because I would actually marry a chestnut tree. 590 more words


Latest Wikileaks Dump Sheds New Light on Erdogan’s Power In Turkey

Wikileaks released over 57,000 emails of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, who just happens to be Turkey’s minister of energy and natural resources. 106 more words

Middle East

The Syrian Civil War and The Ummah

After speaking to a few individuals that are directly on the ground in Syria, they confirmed that the Rebels have lost the city of Aleppo . 530 more words