Leroy Seat

Leroy Seat

Leroy Seat was a Baptist missionary to Japan from 1966 to 2004 and a full-time faculty member at Seinan Gakuin University. He blogs at The View from this Seat.

Friday, 22 November 2013 07:59

Between heaven and hell

The deaths of JFK, C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley all on the same day prompted one author to imagine what the three might say to each other at a meeting in the hereafter.

Friday, 25 October 2013 14:31

It's not about the nail

Empathy is important when listening to others, but sometimes the most loving thing is to confront.

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:14

Trayvon and Abdulrahman

Where is the outrage about a Colorado-born teenager accidentally killed by a CIA-led drone strike in Yemen 10 weeks before Trayvon Martin?

Friday, 05 July 2013 11:41

Celebrating the Ninth of July

The freedoms that Americans celebrate on July 4 didn’t apply to many citizens until nearly a century later, when the 14th Amendment guaranteed all citizens equal protection under the law.

North Korea’s leadership cult is the largest world religion that most people have never heard of.

Friday, 15 February 2013 09:59

Alzheimer’s: The long, sad goodbye

Older people live in hope that we will not become a victim of Alzheimer’s disease, or that if we do there will be some effective medication we can take so our loved ones will not be forced, as so many people have been up until the present, to say a long, sad goodbye.

Friday, 30 November 2012 11:10

The Palestinian problem

Is the Nov. 29 U.N. vote recognizing Palestine as a non-member observer state a step in the right direction for peace in the Middle East?

Monday, 12 September 2011 09:23

Remembering 9/11 ... 1973

Recent days have been full of newspaper articles and radio and TV programs about the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States. Much less was written about another 9/11 that occurred 28 years earlier, in 1973.

By now everyone knows about the billboards across the country that read, “Judgment Day May 21.” Harold Camping, president of Family Radio, is the man behind the stir. According to his interpretation of the Bible, the Rapture will also start tomorrow, beginning five months of tribulation that will culminate with the end of the world on Oct. 21.