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Raising Normal Missionary Kids

Raising Normal Missionary Kids

One of the biggest concerns in historic missions is for the children of missionaries, or “missionary kids”. Many books have been written on MKs and their strengths and weaknesses, and how to wisely parent them in such complex environments. One of the most common fears...

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...
Is Language Important To God?

Is Language Important To God?

A few weeks ago, I visited Taichung, Taiwan to see our Radius Asia (RA) campus in full operation. It was so very encouraging to meet with the staff and students, see their morning workouts, share lunches, and watch them as they work their way through their Indonesian...
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...
The Accumulation of Small Sufferings

The Accumulation of Small Sufferings

When I was in my third year of church plant consulting overseas, I visited a missionary team on a remote island 80 miles offshore to help with their church planting kickoff. On our way to the island, the seas picked up and I found myself in one of the scariest...