Yesterday I took a group of young people from a church in Austin, TX out to a village church so they could experience a house church. The church was in a village called “Koh Dat” which means “separated island”. It is not really an island, but it was so remote in the forest, that it
I have been in cathedrals and international concert halls. I have visited mega-churches and heard Christmas cantatas which mirror the quality of Broadway shows. I have been in charismatic worship services led by famous musicians complete with smoke machines and flashing lights to se
For a missionary to develop an understanding of Cambodian forms and meanings is essential in order to be able to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. This is done through systematic study of the history, culture and worldview of a nation, but cannot be purely academic.
Even though a person may understand the words you are using, they are substituting the meaning of those words in relation to their own cultural understanding. To be an effective communicator, you have to know and understand both your own culture and receptor culture so that you can a
It is highly likely that wherever you live there are dozens of other ethnic groups from around the world living right next door to you. Communication is crucial. Just because they live near you doesn’t mean they think like you, or you like them. It takes effort to learn to be a goo