Thinking Outside The Window

‘Beyond Hospitality’ | Hot off the press! May 14, 2020

  Hot off the press! My chapter in this ‘Beyond Hospitality’ publication is entitled ‘Foreign Students in our Midst: From Easy to Strategic Ministry.’ The thesis of this paper is that ministry to international students that does not go beyond easy hospitality to the strategic empowering of these brightest and best as missional leaders falls…

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There’s no stopping Me! August 24, 2017

From the experience of being an unwanted child through dropping out of school to becoming a shepherd girl in China to being on the brink of inability to complete her international education in the USA this year, one thing is evident throughout Jun’s amazing life story: there is no stopping God from accomplishing His ordained…

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From California with Love :) June 21, 2017

Humbling to note God is still using ‘Thinking Outside the Window’ for the extension of his Kingdom and spread of his glory! Check out this note I received from California, USA this morning (June 21, 2017), part of which read: “Your acronym HELPS and the idea of mentoring international students in Leadership was a huge…

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What’s the ‘I’ in ‘ISM, really? June 2, 2017

  “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” (Psalm 145:4) Two weeks ago (18-21 May) I was in Tlaxcala and Puebla in Mexico. Why? Manuel, one of our international students who already knew the LORD but was further discipled and developed as a leader while doing part of his Master’s in Engineering…

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Heart in Hands; Heart in Mouth! May 17, 2017

We get so used to words like “mentor” and carelessly throw both concept and practice about until another perspective from another culture makes us reexamine our thinking and praxis. …That we might be toying with the holy! I’m excited about the coming weekend in many ways. First of all, it’s a good break from the…

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Who are these Muslim ambassadors extraordinaire? January 26, 2017

Life seems simpler when we can stereotype and put people and things in a box. But when your mental caricature is challenged by hitherto unknown facts or up close and personal encounters you had better shift your paradigm. Ghana’s new vice-president and his wife are making many re-think what being Muslim could look like.   ORDINARY YET EXTRAORDINARY…

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Surfs and Ripples January 8, 2017

October 9, 2016. Seattle, Washington. A brown skinned young lady rushes toward my wife and me, beside herself with joy and exclaiming, “Uncle Bakht Singh, Uncle Bakht Singh!” “What is going on?” I wondered, bracing for one of God’s frequent pleasant surprises. Read more.

The Longest Airport Ride February 11, 2016

The date is Monday 8th February, 2016; it is close to lunch time in Montreal. My phone vibrates and the caller ID reveals a familiar name, Sangeeta Guha. Is she OK? It must be 10 in the morning where she’s calling from in Alberta, Canada. I’m so glad I was in a position to pick…

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Shirley’s Faith Journey January 29, 2016

My Faith Journey My name is Shirley. I came to Montreal as an international student at the age of 19 back in the early 70’s. I was a non-Christian at the time. Like most other international students, I lived in the residence and made friends quickly with many other Chinese students, most of them also…

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