What Good Is It? (Part 2)

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For almost 9 months, my co-worker JT and I had been teaching a Nepali worship team each Saturday at our Proskuneo School of the Arts. It all started when the pastor of a local Nepali church brought 5 young people to me and said, “this is our worship team.” None of them knew how to play any instruments, but evidently they were willing. And, their church desperately needed musicians. So, it had been decided that […]

What Good Is It? (Part 1)

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I had just finished leading worship at a large church conference in a major city. My friend and I were on our way back to the hotel when Victor, an African-American man, asked us for money. Neither of us had any, so we told him so. He seemed to understand and said “Well, pray for me.”  And, so, even though we were already past him, we turned around. I asked him his name. And, I […]

Third Culture, Confused Culture

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This is not an objective study on culture. This is not a researched and carefully scrutinized description of what culture should look like or does look like. This is me, and this is an expression of my journey with culture. This is honest and it is not neatly wrapped with a bow. Rather than looking at culture through an academic lens, it is my desire to explore culture in a personal and vulnerable way because, […]