Threshold Stories

November 30, 2022

Threshold 116 – 2022 Nepal Trek and Village Visit

Nepal never under-delivers. It always exceeds expectations.
August 6, 2022

Of Rosa Parks, Science Education and Pro-life/choice

I got to see the depth and power of big tech to limit freedom of speech and access to information. That should infuriate everyone who agrees that truth must be inseparable from education. If our culture continues to conclude that wholistic ignorance is an acceptable architecture, we are doomed.
July 14, 2022

Threshold 115 – 2022 Duathlon World Championships

Three races in 6 days was heavy, but I would not have missed it for the world.
June 28, 2022

Threshold 114 – Of Working with Refugees, Part 2

Working with refugees exposes the character of generations of people.
June 26, 2022

Threshold 113 – Of Refugees, Part 1

Jeff Gaura discusses his experiences working with refugees in Targu Mures, Romania. ——  Are you looking to push above your […]
June 8, 2022

Of Refugees and Opening Ceremonies

The Golden Rule doesn't end in the church.  It only starts there.  These people need more than someone to raise awareness. They need food, hygiene products, water, and clothing.   Tomorrow, I will show up with all of that, thanks to the help of a lot of you.
June 4, 2022

Threshold 112 – Blue Ridge Parkway 2022

Jeff Gaura and Alex Gaura discuss the participants on the latest trip from the perspective of before and after the […]
May 31, 2022

Dismantling a liberal argument, one piece of evidence at a time

Politics says that all men are created equal or. Faith says all men are created in the image of God. There is no promise of an equal outcome, and if you try to force an equal outcome, you will be fighting natural processes and God’s design. If you take from the rich to give to the poor, you need to take parts of the sun and share it equally with everyone. If you will use this new fad definition of fair, redistribute fresh water while you are at it. None of those last two events have ever happened naturally. Why would they? It isn’t worth the effort, is it?”
May 1, 2022

A small piece of a good story

As a centurion, he acted as chief of police, and he doubled as the magistrate, hearing all cases that required justice. In the modern world, the executive branch and judicial branch are often considered to be in conflict, but in ancient Rome, no such thinking existed. Add to the list of responsibilities that he was the head of all the tax collectors. Caesarea had over 100,000 people by some estimates, and it was a transit point for merchants from around the world. Administration of all these was his day job. He had to do all of it as a new follower of Christ.