Tag: culture shock

  • Sport Builds Bridges

    Language study is one of the hardest and most time-consuming efforts missionaries make. There is, however, a language which is common to the world and far easier to learn. This is the language of sport. When my family arrived in South Africa as lovers of sport, we missed a trip to the Super Bowl by […]

  • When Freedom is Not Freedom

    One of the biggest challenges in cross cultural work is knowing what you can and cannot do. This happens both culturally and in religious settings. The “gray areas” in Scripture are numerous. The do not’s are obvious, but there are many times when we are not sure if it is good or not to walk […]

  • Stop Comparing!

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    You may be sick of me talking about Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility, but  it is profoundly influencing what I am thinking about. (I think that is the goal of every author, at least this one!) My thought today has to do with Duane Elmer’s exploration of ethnocentrism. In other words, the […]