I’ve long been torn as to how I feel about short-term mission trips. On one hand, it’s extremely unlikely that I would’ve become a missionary living long-term in Tanzania if I’d not gone on short trips to Mexico in high school, and England during college. Even when I moved to China (where I ended up staying three years), I was only planning to be there for ten months.
At the same time, though, there’s an awful lot of money spent on short-term missions, and I could argue much better ways to use those pesas for the kingdom.
Anyway, Bill Taylor gives his take on both the benefits and shortcomings of short-term missions.
This link is pretty self-explanatory. I didn’t make the list… probably because I’m male, white, middle-class, and Christian.
Also known as Generation Y or Generation Next, this group was born between something like the mid- to late- 70’s and the turn of the century. You know them — they’re the ones who text while driving, check Facebook in the restroom, and twitter in their sleep. I was born in ’77, and I’m about half-millennial. Take this quiz, and you’ll know where you stand… or where you lazily slump on a couch.
I’ve only just found the site of one Pete Wilson, but this is hilarious. Plus Pete’s profile pic makes him look just like Dana Carvey’s “Churchlady.” Just to give you an idea of the funny contained behind this link: