Archive | 2013

You Have Been Grieved

Spurgeon says that Peter gave me permission: In a moment, 1 Peter 1:6 flashed on my mind with its real meaning. “Though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials.” You have been made to weep, and you cannot bear your pain. You are brought to the very […]

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bahula-bulletin: December 2013 update

Ministry Update Thanks for your continued prayers for us and for my ministry with Horizon. One of the highlights of the autumn was studying in the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course. It was refreshing to interact online about God’s purposes in the world with a group from around the world. As a result […]

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Reverend Doctor vs. Peer Learning

I have been thinking about the effect of culture on education, particularly how a society’s power distance changes how people think about and practice learning and teaching. Hofstede defines Power Distance and summarizes the difference it can make. Power Distance: The extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organizations within a country […]

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Adventures in Online Learning

Adventures in Online Learning


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bahula-bulletin: September 2013 update

Impossible? Just over three months ago, I joined Horizon International Schools as the Curriculum Design and Development Officer. The transition has been exhilarating. The opportunities and challenges of global theological education are so amazing that at times it seems impossible. Around the world, the need to train ministry leaders continues to grow exponentially. Horizon helps […]

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Cultural Change


In my new role as Curriculum Design Officer for Horizon International Schools, I’ve been thinking about how culture affects education. I’m reading Geert Hoffstede’s classic study Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, Third Edition. Lately I’ve been mulling over his contention that, There are many things in societies that technology and its products do […]

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“What Every Christian Needs To Know About the Qur’an”

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I haven’t read many of James White’s writings. If I had I might have known what I was getting into when I started to read What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an. I expected something akin to an “Idiot’s Guide” book. I quickly realized, however, that this was a well-researched, carefully documented, and cogently […]

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Drip, Drip, Drip

I had a blog before they were called blogs. But I haven’t blogged much except for my irregular posting of ministry updates and prayer requests. Seth Godin wonders why: My biggest surprise? That more people aren’t doing this. Not just every college professor (particularly those in the humanities and business), but everyone hoping to shape […]

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bahula-bulletin: April 2013 update

I’m pleased to announce that I will become the Curriculum Design and Development Officer with Horizon International Schools ( in late May. I will be responsible for the oversight of the design and development of Horizon’s curricula tailored to address the cultural needs and standards of affiliates. Horizon is an integrated auxiliary of ABWE and […]

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bahula-bulletin: January 2013 update

Walking Where Jesus Walked… If you’ve toured Israel with a knowledgeable guide, you know that I probably didn’t WWJW.  Maybe 60 feet above where he walked. (more…)

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