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Eat Meat and Suffer Karma?

In the very basic level of Theravada Thai Buddhism are the 5 Prohibitions of the Buddha. The very first one is “Ham khaa sat” in Thai or “don’t kill animals.”   When speaking with a revered monk friend, he acknowledged that this was a...

A Case For “apostolic”

Apostolic missions.  What does it mean?   To me it means to be sent; to be commissioned to move with the Gospel and keep moving for the sake of those who have never heard. Jesus was on a mission. The needs are all around him yet he says, “Let us go to preach to the...

Thai Values

25 Key Thai Values Below is a summary from studies done by Thai scholars.  Values help us understand how we perceive the world and what is most important to us. Many times, we tend to think that though we look different and speak different languages, we are all alike....

Missions: Before Methods…

Before I talk missions methods and strategy with someone, I like to find out three main things about them first. Passion– What do you burn for?  What is your motivation?  What is is that causes you to put away all trivial things and seek God. I say that my...

Ministry Trip: North of Thailand

The family and I recently took a trip to a communist country north of Thailand. Our purpose was two fold. One was to get our last visa that requires we leave the country every three months for a border run and every year we have to return to the States.  Now we will...

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