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Who is our guest? Dr. Jamie Sanchez, Professor of Intercultural Studies at Biola University What do we talk about?  Single and female on the mission field, Dr. Jamie Sanchez walks us through how those dynamics impacted her team in East Asia. She shares how it is that she stewards her giftings in and out of…

“The opportunity for philanthropy is the opportunity to reflect, to listen, to learn, to craft responses and solutions that are based and rooted in the ideas of people who live and work in the communities that you want to empower and help.” –Ford Foundation President Darren Walker Many of us desire to serve vulnerable populations…

Who is our guest?  Dr. Scott Callaham (PhD, SWBTS) is a lecturer at Baptist Theological Seminary in Singapore, where he teaches Hebrew and Old Testament. He formerly served as a submarine officer, a Navy chaplain, and often composes Chinese worship songs.   What do we talk about?  Dr. Callaham helps us understand how we’ve maybe…

Who is our guest? Dr. Scott Callaham (PhD, SWBTS) is a lecturer at Baptist Theological Seminary in Singapore, where he teaches Hebrew and Old Testament. He formerly served as a submarine officer, a Navy chaplain, and often composes Chinese worship songs.   What do we talk about? We too quickly trust in human wisdom and cast aside the Word of God. Studying the Old Testament and other cultures can help us to question our assumptions and…

Many communities living in extreme poverty experience the trap of generational poverty. Disadvantages, inequality, lack of opportunities, ineffective systems, and poor outcomes collectively work against individuals making it virtually impossible to break the cycle of poverty for themselves, their children, and future generations. Generational poverty is said to impact at least three generations. That means…

What do we talk about? Jackson, Werner, and Carrie discuss how practically to apply a model of contextualization. A formula has an input and an output. That is not what we mean by biblically faithful and culturally meaningful contextualization. This model of contextualization is not a formula, it’s a process. Since it’s not enough to…

What do we talk about?  What are the stories that make us who we are? This is a critical question that few of us spend time thinking about. Brandon O’Brien has spent a lot of time reflecting on a few of the major myths that shape every person. These include the personal myth, the communal…

Many communities living in extreme poverty are often overlooked in their skills, resources, and general desire to provide for their own basic needs and that of their families. Through your support of Mission ONE, we’re partnering with organizations that live in the very areas they’re serving. This means they have a deeper understanding of the…

Rethinking Cross-Cultural Partnerships (Interview with William Strickland) What do we talk about? Jackson and Werner interview William Strickland, who challenges people to rethink their understanding of healthy cross-cultural partnerships. William is candid about the difficulties mission agencies face and the inevitable failures that are bound to happen when we don’t give intentional thought to partnership….

Jackson’s article “Have Theologians No Sense of Shame?” sparked some deep discussion on how to understand shame in Scripture. Sacred, social, and psychological shame are all present in the Bible, but figuring out what’s what can be messy. Our discussion on subjective versus objective shame will clear up the muddy waters. Apart from the high-level…

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