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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...

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...

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...

Where Are The Men?

Where Are The Men?

The topic of young men is much on my mind these days. In less than a month, my wife Nina and I will send our son off to university and the opportunities and perils that it brings. In anticipation of this milestone, we recently finished reading together the short and...

A Cold Shower From India

A Cold Shower From India

Throughout their 10 months of training, Radius students get to hear firsthand from a steady stream of visiting practitioners, including representatives from sending agencies and workers who serve in a variety of countries. This access to a breadth of input and...