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Youth Alpha starts

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:17
Last night we had 5 young people turn up for an alpha course in our house. Great discussions had and great pizza too. 

Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not– Part Eleven

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:09
If ever there was going to be a text in the NT where one could talk about an anti-imperial rhetoric and coded language, Revelation is that text. And for the record, I think there is a critique of abusive rulers, and empire in this book. There is also a critique of rulers who insist on [Read More...]

Exciting Family News

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:09
 This summer I was able to be in the States to attend a cousin's wedding, a family reunion, and spend time with my grandmother.  While in Minnesota, I also got to meet my twin sister's...

Prayer Prompts

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:07
PRAYER  Praise God for a refreshing summer visit to see family in USAPray for my students: that God would draw each student to himself at a young age, that they would know and...

"Everything is AWESOME!

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:04
"Everything is AWESOME! Everything is cool when you're part of a team."  The lyrics to a popular Lego movie theme song would have us believe - things are just awesome in a team.  But...

Frequently Asked Questions:

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:58
How many students do you have?For the 2014- 2015 school year, Kansai Christian School has 44 students, grades 1-12. There are 10 students in 7 & 8 grade, and 4 students in 5 & 6...

Growth Spurts

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:56
"My favorite class in 7th grade is Bible, because the teachers treat us like big kids. They ask our opinion on stuff and why we believe things. I'm not sure yet which religion to follow, though....

Two days in the courtyard

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:42
Didn't manage to get one of those perfect fall photo sessions, but I got a rainy day and a snowy day for you! :) Pondering his next puddle... "Cheese!" "Mommy, no gyubs (gloves)!" "Catch...

Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not– Part Ten

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:06
Where exactly did the imperial cult come from? What were its ideological origins? The prevailing view, as Lynn Cohick points out, is that it grew out of the Greek ruler cult and perhaps more importantly in a Roman context from the private or household worship of the genius (spirit/life force) of the Roman paterfamilias, one’s [Read More...]

Another night in PENNSYLVANIA and onto VIRGINIA (state #17)

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:39
September 19-23, 2014Day #21-24 We traveled out of New Jersey and in Pennsylvania.  We stopped at Valley Forge for a great tour and picnic lunch.  Cabins they men built and stayed for the...

Always Be Ready

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:07
In the last week I have unexpectedly been asked about the hope that I have on 2 different occasions.  I have come to realize that the Mexican people are much more sensitive to spiritual things...

The View from Here: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:07
The rains have come and gone.  Which means it's time to harvest the millet and sorghum.   Took the new camera out for a stroll with a dear friend through the fields north of our property....

Aquarium and new friends

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:07
Western Australia is a huge state, the second largest country subdivision in the world.  Population 2.5 million, 1.7 of which live in  the capital Perth. Texas is big, but five...

Good-bye

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:15
  The word itself is an oxymoron! Saying good-bye never seems “good”. But it a part of any cross-cultural worker’s life.  We live in two worlds and must go back and forth between them at...

walK with THE Wise ~ Taste

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:30

Phase 1 Complete!

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:01
Praise the Lord—our passports safely arrived at Nate’s Mom’s house via DHL on Friday and she has sent them guaranteed overnight delivery to the Ethiopian embassy in Washington DC. They said on their...

The Dramatic Series "The Kidders Attempt to Move to Ethiopia"

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 07:00
In this latest episode of the dramatic series "The Kidders Attempt to Move to Ethiopia", the Kidders have scrapped the Oct. 22nd departure date and have sent all 4 passports half way across the world...

Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not– Part Nine

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 02:11
The longest and most substantial essay in this volume is that of Michael Bird who analyzes Romans in terms of anti-imperial rhetoric. Point of view in such an analysis matters. For example, it’s one thing for a monotheist to say Jesus is the Son of God, which might well imply no one else truly is. [Read More...]

Tired

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:59
I'm really tired. We were working again tonight. We ran a program for an hour or so for a couple of dozen people at a supporting church.  We explained a bit about what we do and what OMF...
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