“Nothing”

© 2014 Robert OsburnThe most recent edition of Intelligent Life asks the perennial big question: “Does life have a meaning?”  The story graphic features long-dead American actor Buster Keaton staring dead-faced at the pavement in front of him, lost in...

The Failure of the Aid Model: A Surprising Discovery about What Caused Dependency in Africa

© 2014 Robert OsburnUpdate, April 5, 2019: While originally written in 2014, we’ve seen that this concern is being raised again and again by those in the world of development. We invite you to consider the greater impact that might be made by African men and women who...
What’s Missing in the University of Minnesota’s Strategic Plan?

What’s Missing in the University of Minnesota’s Strategic Plan?

© 2014 Robert OsburnThe latest Strategic Plan for the University of Minnesota soars enough to elate most visionaries. And since I tend to that end of the spectrum, you would think I would be a happy Minnesota camper.  But, alas…The key phrase in the document,...

Fighting for Marriages

© 2014 Robert OsburnSometimes you have to fight. Those words don’t come easily.   On the “fight or flight” spectrum, I’m well-practiced at fleeing.  But, there is a time when we have to fight. And the time is now for American marriages, and those...

Reaching Miners

© 2014 Robert OsburnI don’t know any miners, I’ve only visited one mine in my life, and mining has never been an interest “of mine.”  Jesus, however, does care, and He wants to reach them for His Kingdom.Flying back and forth over the southern half of Africa in...