Words and Actions

There is no doubt that the social, political, and religious frameworks of a culture have a profound effect on how people think and behave. As these things change over time, the culture also adapts and evolves. Language can also be affected by the prevailing standards...
A New Perspective

A New Perspective

Preparations were underway for a sacrifice to the ancestors. “Why are you doing this?” a missionary asked. “To ensure safety and prosperity in the new year,” replied the village chief, who was a Muslim. “Your holy book does not tell you to do this, so why are you...

Harvest in Due Season

Before my life in full-time ministry service as a pastor and missionary, I was a financial analyst in the U.S. healthcare sector. I diagnosed financial and process problems in struggling departments then recommended solutions to make the company more profitable. I was...

“Pass the Christmas Goat Please”

We got up early on Christmas morning to travel with our neighbors to their cattle post. There, because it was a very special occasion, we helped them slaughter a goat; the main course for Christmas dinner. Instead of a pine Christmas tree filling the living room with...