community development

06

Nov'08

Short Term Missions Training and Good Intentions

Is it optional to train for a marathon? A personal choice whether or not to go to school before you …

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08

Oct'08

The secret meaning behind that wiggle word “Partnership”

What do you call it when I give you money, and you give me a report and a receipt? Most …

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01

Oct'08

Did you Know that Short Term Mission is Broken?

Have you prepared just enough to make you dangerous? Learned the 10 basic language lessons, discovered the strange cultural customs, worked …

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09

Sep'08

Christianity Rediscovered. Book Review

Earlier this summer I had a great lunch at John’s Place with Randy Hein, a new friend here in Victoria, …

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02

Sep'08

Why STM has failed and why it still matters

It is a fairly popular trend where churches produce Short Term Missions (STM) teams to work around the world. This experiment …

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16

Jun'08

When Disaster Strikes

Often when we attempt to engage in International Relief and Development work, we cannot help but enter with our own …

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06

May'08

When Elephants Dance

“Would you like to know what it is like to do mission with North Americans? Let me tell you a …

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15

Feb'08

A Single Lucid Moment (not my own)

This is a powerful story about how different cultures approach the concept of poverty. I used this for teaching An …

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22

Nov'07

Congo

This is a video of my time in the Congo last year …

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19

Nov'07

How to Easily Raise Money for Mission

I spent a weekend in Ottawa helping a friend put on a volunteer training clinic for 40 people. While I …

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