Not long ago I received an email from Jeff Courter, a member of the Illinois National Guard, now on duty in Afghanistan. Jeff volunteered to write regular reports of his tour of duty, beginning with his immediate feelings about leaving his family and heading off to a dangerous battle zone.
-- Jeff Courter
Jeff's generous offer to share his wartime experiences on the GodWeb was something I could not refuse, especially because he sees his service to this country very much as a journey of spiritual discovery in which he will learn more about his own faith, as well as the Muslim faith of the Afghans with whom he will be working as a military advisor.
I have enjoyed reading Jeff's early emails and the first of his articles. I invite you to share the journey with Jeff.
And you are invited to send a message to Jeff. Please leave comments for Jeff here.
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.