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Bernard Rowan

Bernard Rowan

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A young gentleman's decalogue

For the past nine months, I've served my church as a religious education instructor. It's a good experience and has helped enliven my faith and its...

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A musical practice for mindfulness

These days, I spend a lot of time commuting. The traffic is bothersome. I avoid milder versions of road rage. At the same time, my life is busy for...

06.05.2024 50

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Respect and love

The great religions of the world and many philosophers share thinking about respect and love. This column discusses the Golden Rule, the law of mercy,...

21.04.2024 10

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Need for global shipping system

The global container freight industry needs greater attention today. Nations including South Korea and the United States have a responsibility to...

08.04.2024 20

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Age and authenticity

South Korea is currently experiencing the effects of the Baby Boom generation reaching retirement age, leading to a significant increase in the...

24.03.2024 20

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Satellite cities for immigrants

For readers who've followed recent events, the ferment over American immigration has reached full bore. Immigrants arrive on buses in major cities in...

10.03.2024 20

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Living beyond loss

By Bernard Rowan This world glorifies winning, victory, prevailing and success. Many disdain talk of anything but the positive. To discuss losing,...

25.02.2024 30

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Let's take care

By Bernard Rowan   I’ve followed stories in The Korea Times about Korean culture. Issues such as loneliness and isolation are an increasing...

15.02.2024 20

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Kim Jong-un and need for consensus

By Bernard Rowan At university, I pursued a course on American foreign policy with the late Harry Howe Ransom. We began by studying diplomacy, the...

21.01.2024 20

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Hot kimchi

By Bernard Rowan   I don’t know about you, but I’m having a problem with kimchi. It’s too hot these days. That is, its heat is off-putting....

14.01.2024 20

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Blessed, happy Christmas

By Bernard Rowan   2023 was a year of many developments for South Korea and elsewhere. The country and her people continue to forge various...

24.12.2023 20

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Thinking about Gaza II

Bernard Rowan By Bernard Rowan I have some additional thoughts to share concerning the war in Gaza. As the war continues, following a temporary...

10.12.2023 20

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Thinking about Gaza

By Bernard Rowan   I studied at the University of Chicago and took a course on comparative politics. David Laitin, now at Stanford, noted the...

26.11.2023 20

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Korean ethnocentrism and Ihn

By Bernard Rowan   For the longest time, I’ve considered the idea of adoption and its wonder. In particular, I think about how “outsiders”...

09.11.2023 20

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Northern lights and Korea

By Bernard Rowan   This month I visited Iceland for the first time. It's a wonderful place of varied cultures, including the Vikings, and...

31.10.2023 10

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Northern lights and Korea

By Bernard Rowan   This month I visited Iceland for the first time. It's a wonderful place of varied cultures, including the Vikings, and...

29.10.2023 20

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Freedom and fatigue

  By Bernard Rowan Democracy isn’t a simpler way of government. Compared with authoritarian and autocratic forms, it's more demanding. There...

15.10.2023 20

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Autumn is coming!

By Bernard Rowan As we enter the latter half of September, I hope fall is coming soon to Korea. I remember my visits and sabbatical there and the...

17.09.2023 30

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