Such a powerful video. I just love Mark Gungor. This video is from 2005 and somebody just posted it on Facebook today, and I just had to watch it to the end. At the end I am in tears and thinking, these are the educational materials we need to be using at couples seminars. He is just so real, so entertaining, so honest, understanding, enlightening and yet, yes, even religious, but not overbearingly so. He says, for you guys, who are not regulars at church on Sunday, just go to sleep for a bit, and he continues with his message. He is just so approachable. Maybe so American.
After hearing Akio’s testimony about his visit to the CARP 50th Anniversary at Las Vegas, https://youtu.be/RSSoI0Tba3c
and his comments that perhaps the Americans are a bit superficial, not deep, I agree, this is exciting, powerful, loud and I can relate to it. After all, I am NOT Austrian, despite having lived here for 28 years. I am Australian, despite my Czech parents. I am Australian and Australians are a little bit like Americans, maybe a bit loud, a bit superficial, but very honest, friendly and easy going. I am proud to be Australian.
Back to Mark Gungor. I first heard of him in his presentation on Men’s brains and women’s brains. Then I caught a couple other sessions. Eventually I heard he was a pastor. Sometimes he even referred to the Catholic School education he had, the nuns who maybe came out of hell and other jokes. He reminds me of Charlie Didato, a Southern Baptist pastor I knew in Oregon when we were doing our ICC (Interdenominational Conferences for Clergy) visits. Well, yes, I was going to keep this as a private entry to my blog, but what the heck. A blog is a public diary. I am getting all geared up to being a public person. If the IAEA can’t arrange a decent contract for me by the time my current one expires at the end of October, then I am finally a public person again and I will blog and post and film and vlog to try to make a living out of it and to get a message across. I am just doing my usual ramblings which I used to do in my diary. But one day I will not be here anymore. And maybe somebody else will appreciate how I feel, or what I have learned or heard, or experienced or done or said. So this is going to go public and if anybody takes offence at my mention of their names, please get back to me and I will replace your name with another and a footnote that the names have been changed. Like I said, I am so honest and just want to share.
So here is my link to the video I was talking about at the beginning.