August 2018
Michael and Whitney Bryant

In the past couple of years, I have come to know Michael Bryant and to admire him. Out of all the people who took my course over the years, I know of no one other than Michael who have read almost every book that I have recommended. I admire his walk with God, his passion to serve God and his family life.

In March 2017, Michael took my course on “Islam and Geopolitics in the Middle East” in Kansas City. He drove from Wichita, KS, for that course. Then in June 2018, he took my course in Wichita and he drove all the way from Chicago for that course. In November 2018, I will be teaching the course in Chicago to a group of his friends.

It is my honor to introduce to you Michael Bryant.

Breaking the Cycle

In the course that I teach on “Islam and the Geopolitics of the Middle East” we address, among many other things, the Israel/Palestine conflict. As I was reading this article which appeared on “Al-Hewar” on June 18, 2018, I wanted very much for my friends and for those who have taken my course in the past to read it. The older I get the more I love to read history and the Jewish Rabbi Warshal, did a good job in this article addressing a very much needed historical background to the situation in Gaza.

Melanie Boudreau

Early in 2018, I had the privilege of teaching at our home in Colorado Springs, my course on Islam and the Geopolitics of the Middle East to seven leaders. My wife and I felt very privileged to be in the company of those men and women of God. One of those who took the course was Mateen Elass who was in my blog three months ago and another is Melanie Boudreau who wrote this blog and shared her evaluation of the course.

Iran and Saudi Arabia

The year 1979, is a very important year in the history of modern Islam. In that year three events
happened that impacted the Middle East, the Muslim world and the world in general. The three
events were:
1. The Khomeini revolution in Iran.
2. The Muslim fundamentalists’ attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
3. The invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union which lasted for ten years.

Agonizing Over a Decision

I am agonizing over a decision. It is hard for me to say NO to an amazing opportunity and privilege in 2019, and it is very hard for me to say YES.