Articles by Joffre Swait

Joffre Swait

Joffre Swait grew up in three countries, for no particular reason beyond his dad’s wanderlust. He blogs and vlogs as Joffre The Giant, but when writing about serious times in serious places he uses his real name. Like here, for example. Joffre Swait really is his real name, because this is a serious website. He and his wife Kimberly used to own a used bookshop in upcountry South Carolina, but now they live as missionaries in Porto Alegre, the capital city of south Brazil’s gauchos, with their five kids (Renata, Joffre, George, Ward, and Mara).


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Is New U.N. Secretary General Defender of Unborn? Osservatore Romano

U.N. Secretary General May Have A Christian Influence, Including Abortion

Antonio Guterres has made a career out of being diplomatic, but he's taken some undiplomatic stances in the past.

By Joffre Swait

World
Band Embarks On Huge Psalter Project My Soul Among Lions

My Soul Among Lions Takes On The Psalms

The bigger and more unrealistic the task, the more the romance of it seizes me

By Joffre Swait

Entertainment
Controversy In Rio As Olympians Go To Hotels, Pay To Finish Village Themselves

Controversy In Rio As Olympians Go To Hotels, Pay To Finish Village Themselves

Private sector gets mini-boost in Rio as Olympic delegations send their athletes to hotels, pay to finish Olympic Village themselves.

By Joffre Swait

World
Rio Olympics Already Suffering From Violence, Larceny, Petty Theft

Rio Olympics Already Suffering From Violence, Larceny, Petty Theft

Twenty-nine days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, police, government workers, and city dwellers are suffering a crisis of confidence.

By Joffre Swait

World
Chaotic Bar Fight Becomes Gun Rights Cause Célèbre

Chaotic Bar Fight Becomes Gun Rights Cause Célèbre

I was suprised to see the picture of a bar I frequently drove past on the way to work featuring prominently on my Facebook feed, put there by enthusiastic friends anxious to repor

By Joffre Swait

National
A Very Bulverian Summary of Why the Trinitarian Controversy Was Inevitable

A Very Bulverian Summary of Why the Trinitarian Controversy Was Inevitable

Lovers of Christian Orthodoxy will agree that perhaps what we need is a little more name-calling (literally).

By Joffre Swait

Faith
Gang Rape That Shocked Brazil Widely Shared Online; Laughter On Twitter

Gang Rape That Shocked Brazil Widely Shared Online; Laughter On Twitter

The story of the rape of a sixteen-year-old by at least thirty men in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has dominated Brazilian airwaves and social media sites.

By Joffre Swait

World
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