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A few links about the Credit Crisis and Bailout

October 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on A few links about the Credit Crisis and Bailout

Some of you know that my degree is in accounting. I probably wouldn’t choose that one again if I could go back (I’d choose physics, most likely), but I did enjoy studying business, finance and economics. I found such study valuable in much of my work after college and before coming to Taiwan. I’m not […]

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Tags: Education · USA · World

A Look At “Home Service”

October 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Home service (or furlough) is a regular part of most missionaries’ lives. For us, it comes about every 2-3 years and consists of us visiting various people and churches in the USA. Our next home service is scheduled for November 2008 to March 2008. It seems like this experience used to be called furlough and […]

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Tags: Education · Missions · World

Whose Religion Is Christianity?: The Gospel beyond the West

May 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Whose Religion Is Christianity?: The Gospel beyond the West

I’m not going to link to it because it contains a lot of immature language, but a while ago I caught part of a video where someone posed the question, “If you didn’t know anything about the Bible and came across one and started reading it, would you believe it?” The guy talking was a […]

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Tags: Bible · General · Lifehacks · Ministry · World

Youth Mission Trips

May 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Here’s one I keep putting off… but under my new policy… I’m just gonna put this up whether I have anything to say or not. Tony Woodlief has a blog (Sand in the Gears) and he writes at World on the Web. I linked him before in this post and I always find his opinions […]

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Tags: General · Ministry · Missions · Taiwan · World


May 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

No… not that evolution… just changes… that’s all. For one… I’ve always shared a lot of things I like in the “Shared Items” section in the sidebar… but I think I’ll start choosing a few of those and dedicating a post to them. I don’t really have time to blog more often… to write more… […]

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Tags: Bible · General · Lifehacks · Ministry · Missions · World

Thomas Sowell – Shared Items Hog

March 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thomas Sowell – Shared Items Hog

Not an insult… far from it. I’ve been trying to get through about a million unread items in my feedreader and kept saving Sowell’s articles for later because they are almost always good and thought provoking and I wanted to make sure I had time for them. The result? If I clicked “share” on all […]

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Tags: Education · General · Lifehacks · USA · World

Father of Pinyin – BBC Video

February 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Father of Pinyin – BBC Video

102 year old Zhou Youguang was fundamental in creating Hanyu pinyin which is the most popular romanization method for Chinese characters. This is an interesting 4 minute video from the BBC about Zhou and his work. There are several romanization methods and they all have pros and cons. In the mainland, I think that Zhou’s […]

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Tags: Education · General · Lifehacks · Taiwan · World

"Politics Kills People"

February 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on "Politics Kills People"

In one of the most insane acts from a philosophy based on deception and control… the TEAM hospital in Dadeldhura, Nepal has been closed due to Maoist influence. Click to read “In God’s Hands” at Nepali Times. “This is the most direct proof I have seen that politics kills people,” says Deb Raj Joshi, a […]

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Tags: Church Planting/The Church · General · Missions · Prayer · World

Ebola Outbreak In Uganda

December 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I have missionary friends living in Uganda and one friend who recently left after spending several months there. I’m probably like most people in that I’m usually pretty busy with the stuff right around me… my own work, my family, Taiwan, etc. When I heard about the Ebola outbreak, I figured my friends were all […]

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Tags: General · Missions · Prayer · World

Darwin Lives – *LIAR* *UPDATE*

December 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Darwin Lives – *LIAR* *UPDATE*

I like making fun of Darwin as much as anyone… but here’s a Mr. Darwin that gave everyone a big surprise and I won’t be making fun of him. He disappeared in a canoe in 2002… his smashed canoe was found soon after, but Mr. Darwin was missing. It hasn’t been said (yet) where he’s […]

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