The Russian Orphan

A few years ago, I worked at Anasazi Foundation, a wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth. For a time, I helped a young woman who was adopted from Russia. She had lived a very hard life and, as a result, she did not believe that there was any such thing as God—or that there was any such thing as goodness,…

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The Hidden Message of Red Square in Moscow…

In June, I had the amazing opportunity to revisit Moscow, Russia—one of the most beautiful and wonderful places on earth. As I stood on the cobblestones of Moscow’s famous Red Square (home of St. Basil’s Cathedral), I couldn’t help but think about the true meaning of the term “Red Square.” The following passage comes from my book, Your Life Isn’t For…

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Should America Rebuild the Berlin Wall?

Whether or not we choose to admit it, relations between Russia and America are rapidly deteriorating into a new Cold War. Don’t believe me? Look at all of the signs: accusations of espionage, clashes over the Syrian conflict, the Edward Snowden affair, tension over Gay Rights, Russia’s anti-America adoption laws, President Obama’s refusal to attend the Opening Ceremony of the…

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Почему Америка Должна Заново Воздвигнуть Берлинскую Стену

Признаем ли мы это или нет, но отношения между Россией и Америкой быстрыми темпами продвигаются к новой Холодной Войне. Не верите? Посмотрите на все факты: обвинения в шпионаже, разногласия на почве сирийского конфликта, дело Эдварда Сноудена, расхождения взглядов по поводу прав и свобод гомосексуалистов, закон Димы Яковлева, отказ Президента Обамы посетить Церемонию Открытия Олимпийских игр в Сочи и множество других…

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Was Russia Trying to Send a Message to America?

The internet went into a tailspin after a technical malfunction prevented Sochi’s fifth snowflake from blossoming into an Olympic ring. The glitch has prompted a lot of speculation, mockery, gossip, and even an internet hoax about a grizzly murder. Amid all of this chatter, no one seems to be asking this question: Was Russia trying to send a message to…

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