Tag: missions

the desperate need for global integrity

Christians should be people of integrity — the world is watching us as we image Christ, and if we are not living with integrity, we shame Him. Sadly, failures of integrity happen far more often than we would like, with...

/ October 12, 2018

how do we get the people we need?

Alan Jacobs is, as usual, correct: So a key question arises: If you need people who are sufficiently skilled in negotiating the liberal order to work effectively within it, but also committed to its transformation, and who can sustain that difficult balance...

/ September 28, 2018

Africa as antidote

Melani McAlister has an incisive interview with David Swartz in Christianity Today on her new book, The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals: What do you mean when you describe Americans as “enchanted” by...

/ September 20, 2018

Supporting Graduate Medical Education in East Africa

As most of you who follow this blog know, I work full-time as a doctor in Kenya at a great hospital and have joined with a fantastic teaching program designed to educate East African physicians to be well-rounded medical professionals...

/ August 27, 2018

love in a time of ebola

The Christian Journal for Global Health is an underappreciated source of interesting articles and original research. I wanted to highlight a recent article reflecting on the Ebola crisis and the risk taken by health professionals (both African and non-African) to...

/ June 29, 2018

the good work of Jon Fielder

I’m honored to know Jon Fielder and call him a friend. This article at The Gospel Coalition describes the good work he’s done in Africa to treat patients, teach health professionals, and proclaim the Gospel in word and deed. It...

/ June 20, 2018

Coptic churches in America on mission

I enjoyed this story by Shira Telushkin about the Coptic Church in America adapting culturally. Growing up in the church and working overseas, debates about how to adapt to “the culture” are usually about European or Western traditions either trying...

/ May 23, 2018

“I can’t work for justice and righteousness if I don’t have love in my heart.”

I was so thankful that my friend D.L. Mayfield wrote about the Failed Missionary podcast: I don’t claim to have all the answers figured out, but I do know that one thing I keep finding is that I can’t work...

/ April 16, 2018

the life of an expat parent

Rachel Pieh Jones has an excellent piece at The Other Journal on what it’s like to be a parent living abroad. She’s got it worse than me — her kids are older and go to school in another country! —...

/ March 14, 2018