Podcasts or Talking Books?

As a writer and a reader of books, I ponder whether the written word on paper will become a dinosaur so I created my newest blogspot: Christ and Country and am considering creating several Podcasts as Willow Valley. Go to  https://willow-valley-podcast-channel.simplecast.com/episodes/e-04-terry-webb to listen to a recent interview.  

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Summer Family time – explore lighthouse living

  Purchase the newest Louie Lighthouse series edition and have some family fun – all ages can participate and -for homeschooling families – summertime can be learning and exploring inventions at the turn of the twentieth century. Climb some lighthouse steps, find out how they worked to keep ships safe, discover where lighthouses are located…

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Why can’t we do something?

What about  Americas that kill children with semi-automatic rifles? President Biden challenges each of us – especially our elected representatives – to pass gun control and Red flag laws. We can support movements to turn guns into garden tools. What about the guns we send to Ukraine for them to defend themselves? What about Putin’s…

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Why I Cry

If you are reading these posts, you may be wondering way I am blogging about Russia or you haven’t read my book Memories and Miracles, about my missionary experiences in the former Soviet republics from 1989 through 2005. I first journeyed there as a peacemaker with a group called Peace Odysseys. Then, in 1991 I…

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Despots and Fascist Patterns

Wars of aggression far too often occur when dangerous despots have absolute power in nations where Christian nationalism and Fascism coexist. Hitler’s Germany and Putin’s Russia have similar patterns. Those of us who were alive during World War II are horrified to observe these patterns being repeated. Seeing the swastika next to the Russian Z…

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Christian Nationalism and Dominionism

In my previous post I described the Russian Christian Nationalism that exists in Putin’s regime and the Russian Orthodox patriarchy, leading to Putin’s war to take over Ukraine, and a form of American Christian Nationalism called Dominionism. This post will, I hope, help to clarify these two terms. Christ Nationalism has been evident throughout the…

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Unholy Christian Alliances

The golden spires of the Church of Our Savior, one of the cherished Russian churches demolished by the Soviets, once again has risen proudly above the Moscow skyline. On my peacemaking trip to the Russian Republic in 1989 I visited a 1000-year memorial to the birth of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated the year before.…

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Ukraine and Russia Then and Now

On the cover of my book, Memories and Miracles, I’m seated on a wall in Kyiv, Ukraine when our 1991 group from Creating A Sober World was in that city to plant a family member 12-Step group. We had just come from Moldova where people were bartering for food as they tried to break away…

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Costly Freedom under Scrutiny

When I visited a history museum in Moscow in 1989, I asked our guide why there was only one wheelbarrow in the museum. She replied, “We never learned about our real Russian history. What we were taught was false.” Are we at a point in our American history that books that tell the reality of…

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