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A new world, a new set of values – wrong? or just different?

Homo sum humani a me nihil alienum puto – this is a Latin saying (dating back to 160 BCE) that roughly means “I am a human being, so nothing human is strange to me.” It is a motto advocating for respecting people and cultures that are different from our own. It is a nice saying,…

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Facing our Fears: A Christ-like Response to Terrorist Attacks

The terrorist attacks in Brussels confront us with new challenges. The challenges our government will face is how to stop such kinds of terrorist attacks from happening. For those of us who are not working in those government agencies tasked with our safety, our greatest challenge will be to  confront and be victorious over our fears. It…

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"Life right now": Notes from an Unseen Short Termer

Two realities in my life have ruined me – impoverished children and the Gospel. I use the word “ruined” because these two have been serious game-changers in my life. God has called Christians to build his kingdom here and to minister to the poor. I want to be a part of that. And, I feel…

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Where does the vision to go overseas come from?

One question that arises from time to time when talking with people is this: Where does the vision to go overseas and work come from? This is a very good question! As I listen to people, it appears to arise in different ways. One of the more common ways is by being intentional in reflectively and…

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A New Year Resolution to Adopt and Pursue

2016 is beginning and many of us are thinking about what we are going to accomplish this year. I have got a good New Year Resolution we could all adopt. Yet, how we achieve it may look different for each one of us. What leads me to this suggestion is that I’ve been thinking about love…

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