THIRD CULTURE KID on October 24th, 2013

Tweet I think this article by Joel Hollier titled “I’m a Christian and my house just burned down” is a must-read for every Christian trying to work through the seemingly random occurrences of suffering. He says “Those of us who have lost all of our physical possessions- whether they be cameras or photos, are now […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on August 4th, 2012

Tweet I remember a time when I was strongly attracted to a man who appeared attracted to me at first, but was forever looking for the ideal woman. The world around him told him that he could do better. I don’t know if he ever found his ideal – but at the time, it made […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on November 20th, 2009

Tweet Two Sundays ago I finally got to listen to and meet someone that I have considered, for some time, to be one of the greatest Christian worship musicians of our era: Geoff Bullock. If you’ve been around contemporary Christian worship music for a while, especially in Australia, you are probably familiar with his songs […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on August 15th, 2009

Tweet I just realised that the Apostle Paul (then called Saul) was a third culture kid! I have been doing Perspectives, and this week we were musing over how the Good News was eventually poured out to all people. After a couple of weeks of feeling I fit in with the rest of the class, […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on March 26th, 2009

Tweet Warning: this post contains strong religious sentiments that could offend some and overt sentiment which could offend others! I have a secret to tell you: I like hymns. There – it’s out! But don’t judge me too harshly. It’s all because of a childhood isolated from pop culture. The hymns of my parents have […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on December 13th, 2008

Tweet Warning: I am mounting my little soap-box. If you have strong views on Christmas, you may find this post objectionable! My childhood Christmases below the Sahara were low-key. Four people singing carols around a tiny Casio keyboard. A small prayer-time. Eating my mother’s ‘paal-choru’ (milk rice). Exchanging visits with expatriate neighbours, mostly non-Christian. Hardly […]

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THIRD CULTURE KID on December 11th, 2008

Here are two pre-Christmas posts that I found thought-provoking. What is it about Christmas that makes loneliness deeper and harder to cope with? Sindhu has written about a big city Christmas, away from home: 2008/12/turning-around-not-so-merry-christmas.html At The Link Between, Jody has written an excellent post on consumerism, apt at this time of year. One […]

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