When you’re with beauty, in art or in nature, you tend to move at Kairos time — slowly, serenely but thickly.
… the first sacred thing in the Bible is not a thing, it is a time period, the seventh day. …
Mako has the sorts of thoughts one has when you live at a different pace. He is, he says, a border stalker.
… He is one of those people who live on the edges of groups and travel between groups, bringing news from outside.
… [His book] advocates an environmental movement for the culture — replacing the harsh works that flow from fear with works that are generous, generative and generational.
That last word is a breath from another age. What would it mean to live generationally once in a while, in a world that now finds the daily newspaper too slow?
Diverse friendships and cross-cultural experiences improve creativity.
Here’s my summary of what John Piper said in this podcast: Steward the gift of introversion. Be a Bible translator or a writer to benefit others.
Missionaries are not colonists, we are servants. We are not here to take, but to give. I don’t want to own their land, make money off of their natural resources, or make them look or act like me. I don’t want to control them, I don’t even want to lead them. I want to help them, to give them access to God’s Word, and the ability to read. I want them to see that eating too many mangoes does not cause malaria, but sleeping under a mosquito net helps. And I am doing my best to work myself out of a job. I want to see Kwakum men and women leading their own people in all of these things.