The Only Thing Harder Than Arriving? Leaving.

I’m not the sensitive emotional type. I never cry at weddings. I hate romantic comedies. I think that pictures of babies in flower pots should be considered cruelty. I don’t save souvenirs, birthday cards, or mementos. As I pack up to leave the field, I’m experiencing this strange sensation- emotion. Everything I do is taking… Continue reading The Only Thing Harder Than Arriving? Leaving.

In Response to Dr. Malcolm Yarnell’s Shall We “Build Bridges” or “Pull Down Strongholds”?

After reading Dr. Yarnell’s paper entitled Shall We “Build Bridges” or “Pull Down Strongholds”?, I was moved to respond. I won’t pretend to be a peer of Dr. Yarnell’s; he is certainly smarter and wiser than I. Nevertheless, I believe his paper demonstrates a general lack of understanding of the missionary reality. I don’t think… Continue reading In Response to Dr. Malcolm Yarnell’s Shall We “Build Bridges” or “Pull Down Strongholds”?