Paying My Own Expenses

I am currently living in Cambodia. I am spending some of my time volunteering with a local nonprofit. I raised no support and am not relying on any donated money. This was actually not my original plan. I was going to teach English full-time, and volunteer with an NGO if…


“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” (John 3:4 NIV) There is a curious element of rebirth. In order to curiously poke out to see what life is, it first must die….

Writing in 2010

It’s 2010, and I’m thinking about what to write about this year. I received a comment on one of my posts suggesting I elaborate more on the topic. Most of my posts are not intended to be comprehensive. Part of the challenge of writing for an Internet audience is understanding…


When Servanthood is Bad

When I’m around church people, I always check whether they are misled by the modern secular vision. Have they substituted the vision of service for the only thing that will make people whole—community? Are they service peddlers or community builders? Peddling services is unchristian—even if you’re hellbent on helping people….