I will confess I love walking around the malls here in San Diego during the Christmas season.  After years of sweat-soaked Dec. 25th mornings trying to ‘get the feel’ of the Christmases I’d known before, it’s just enjoyable to walk around, smell cinnamon and such, and...
Missions Through Flawed People

Missions Through Flawed People

  One important part of our training here is poring over the biographies of missionaries of old and biblical characters that God has used to advance His purposes. In these accounts, it seems the Father is not shy about the flaws of His servants. This week, as we...
The Courage to Reevaluate – Methods Do Matter

The Courage to Reevaluate – Methods Do Matter

  Over the years, Radius has trained roughly 150 students, the majority of whom are now serving overseas in a variety of countries. We hear back from them regularly. One of the things they commonly hear from other missionaries on the field is their regret that...
Money and Missions

Money and Missions

  Much has been written in the past few years on the negative effect of North American funding of overseas Christian endeavors. I personally observed the slow unraveling of a Papua New Guinea (PNG) national training program due to North American monies channeling...
Jesus Is One of My Favorite Gods

Jesus Is One of My Favorite Gods

Paul Borthwick wrote[1]of being registered for a conference in New Delhi, India by a clerk who had her desk covered in pictures of Jesus.  Upon asking her if she was a follower of Jesus, the title of this letter was her reply.  Of course, to someone who understands...