Category Archives: Trips & Conferences

The Importance of ‘Being Known’

When I visit China I am always impressed with the sheer number of people in the cities. Most of the cities we visit have populations that exceed 5 million people, with the largest topping 20 million. It is hard to … Continue reading

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Final Stop: Hong Kong

On my last day in China I flew to Hong Kong to spend the day with David Liu and to meet an executive friend of his for dinner at the Jockey Club. Dr. Liu and his family developed a significant … Continue reading

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On ‘Moral Education’

Midway through our recent trip to China we participated in the Second International Conference on the Internationalization of Higher Education at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Dr. Thomas Peng often asks me to speak when we are traveling at various universities. … Continue reading

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Experiencing ‘Guanxi’ in China

I just returned from a 12-day visit to southern China with Dr. Thomas Peng. Several staff members have asked me what we do on these trips and what our purpose is in going. The first thing we do is strengthen … Continue reading

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Christianity in the Majority World – India Summer 2011

Over the past two or three years a friend of mine, Mathews Manaloor, have had numerous conversations about growing presence of Christianity in what is now referred to as the “majority” world. As Christianity struggles to find its place in … Continue reading

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Learning from our Indian Christian brothers and sisters – India Summer 2011

Mathews and Sissy Manaloor are Christians and members of the Mar Thoma Church in India. Until I met Mathews, I did not realize that there was a church that was birthed by the apostle Thomas in the first century. The … Continue reading

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Experiencing God in a remote corner of the world – India Summer 2011

Finally, following our visit with St. Stephens where we left with future hopes of faculty and student exchanges, Mathews asked if he could take us to a rural village to show us the work of the Mar Thoma Seminary in … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Q Conference

When I attend a conference I always try to come away with several ideas or concepts that help change my own thinking or that of the institution I am leading. Although I was unable to attend all the sessions of … Continue reading

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Ann Voskamp: Everyday Grace

The presenters at the Q Conference do an excellent job in a limited timeframe. It is late Thursday morning and we are on our sixth presenter, Ann Voskamp. I am a little tired by this point, and it is difficult … Continue reading

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Kevin Kelley: What Technology Wants

Now this talk was challenging. I use technology to accomplish work, but I do not really think much about it. Kevin Kelley started Wired magazine, a journal I often read and find intriguing. Kevin talked about technology in ways that … Continue reading

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