Monday, May 04, 2009

Doctoral Student's Study "How Cultures Work."

How Cultures Work: A Roadmap for Intercultural Understanding in the Workplace, is the title of my article in the January issue of Evangelical Missionary Quarterly. Using the principles of that article I taught the DMin. students in Bangalore this past week.

Each student has an interesting story.

FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT – Yuni is a Baptist pastor in New Delhi. Mohan, is from Sri Lanka and married to a nurse from Singapore. Miss Khetoli works with the Nagaland Police Baptist Churches Assoc. Ebenzer belongs to an organization called Peace on Earth Ministries, which helps Muslim background believers reach other Muslims for Christ.

BACK ROW, LET TO RIGHT - Sunil is a Methodist pastor in Goa, reaching out to urban Hindu intellectuals. Rajan for the past 25 years has worked with the Friends Missionary Prayer Band of India, which is 50 years old, has 903 missionaries. Charles is a leader with E3Ministries, which is the creator of the “Evangel Cube.”

I count it a privilege to teach and influence others for the cross-cultural work. At the end of five weeks I am of course tired and ready to get back home. But it won’t be long after I am in the U.S. I will want to get on the road again. Such is the life of a non-resident missionary.