Question Your Lens

Advertisements for Google Pixel 2 state, “Question your lens.” Their three current commercials are a combination of fun, heartwarming, and thought-provoking. In one, a group of African Americans from a lower income neighborhood turn out to be caretakers of horses that bring the whole neighborhood together. In another, a seemingly traditional 86 year old Japanese […]

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Why put Missions on Hold to Go to Seminary? Continuing the Conversation

The International Mission Board released a blog last week that answered the question, “Why put missions on hold to go to seminary?” (https://www.imb.org/2018/03/13/why-put-missions-on-hold-to-go-to-seminary/) I agree with the IMB’s answer. I’ve lived this question. I remember sitting on the floor of my apartment in seminary begging the Lord to answer it. While desiring to be overseas, […]

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Engaging Singles During the Holidays

When I was a child, my parents went to great lengths to ensure we had beautiful Christmas memories and fun family traditions. One tradition was that Christmas Eve was always an open invitation to people who had nowhere else to go. My mother would cook a Tex-Mex feast and invite the single professors from the […]

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Culture Shock and Reaching our Neighbors

All missionaries, expats, and immigrants experience some variation of culture shock. It’s that feeling when you move to a new culture that can range from mild irritation to inability to leave the safety of your own home because you believe the culture is trying to kill you. Paul Hiebert in his book Anthropological Insights for […]

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A Spike in Online Dating and the Need for the Gospel

On Valentine’s Day, BBC released an article about Trump’s election and online dating. You can see the article here. The article indicated that after the November elections, eHarmony showed a 35% increase in usage despite the month of November’s historically low online dating usage. eHarmony’s chief executive, Grant Langston likened the spike to a similar […]

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Women’s Marches and Missions

This weekend, the nation witnessed a momentous occasion. Hundreds of thousands of women gathered in cities all across the United States and the world to peacefully assemble and march for women’s rights. I spent some time reading the signs women carried at the march. While I recognize that there are some signs that Christians cannot […]

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