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  • Book Review: Over My Shoulder by Naomi Reed.

    The subtitle of this book is "Exploring the impact of personality on cross-cultural mission." Christian missions and missionaries have a long history of cross-cultural experiences. Unfortunately they haven't always had the tools they need before...
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
  • The ice beneath…

    There are some metaphors in life that apply across many situations. For example, the amount of times you boil a situation down to a "fork in the road", or the amount of "the world is...
    Friday, August 9th, 2013
  • Beauty Opposites

    One of the most common desires of all women is to be beautiful. As much as we try to emphasize that inner beauty is the most important thing, there is no denying there is still...
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
  • The concept of a collaborative bridge

    Imagine two communities living on either side of a great divide, with no ability to contact each other. Each community has their own strengths and weaknesses. They could learn so much from one another. But...
    Friday, August 2nd, 2013
  • A Reflection on Culture Shock

    Culture shock is one of those theoretical words that is often used to forewarn people of the disorientation they might feel in a new place. However, I have found few people willing to admit that...
    Friday, July 26th, 2013
  • Language – more than funky symbols and nonsensical words!

    Unfortunately for most of us who have studied languages, it is a hard, slow slog of trying to cram new words, grammar and tenses into our brains. Studying German at university, I was always annoyed...
    Friday, July 19th, 2013