I've written a lot of stuff in my
life--and barely published any of it. My manuscripts have been languishing, some of them for years, inside my computer.
So here you will find papers I've
written, especially those for religion classes; chapters for
never-completed books; and even a short story or two. Many of them will be
downloadable in Microsoft Word format (so I don't have to format them for the
A Letter from James
Call it the
"un-blog." It's a way to let everyone know what I'm doing,
without writing a million e-mails. (Blogging is great if you can't
do html, or if you're on the road; but as long as I'm sitting at my computer,
this is the best way for me.)
Life in a Special Zone
Although it's technically part
of my "Deep Asia" pages, the Shenzhen section is one of my most
active, so I've listed it here, too.
"Of This and That"
Most of my writings center
around religious issues. I use the term "This" to
indicate the things of this world, and "That" to indicate the
unseen. Religion, then, is simply the study of the relationship
between "This" and "That," hence the title.
From time to time people send
questions; here's where I try to give answers.
Guy's Got Mail
You never know what the day's mail
will bring. I post interesting letters--and sometimes my responses--here.
In wandering the net, I
often find stuff that I think you might find interesting. Find
it here. (Some of it also comes via my Tokyo correspondent,
Laughter is the best
theology! I sometimes find funny stuff that "makes you
think," and I keep it here.
Calendar of Sacred Events
My most time-intensive project, the
Calendar is now dormant as I re-vamp the site. But check out what
I was doing, and I hope to resume by the start of 2005--a new year!