"Every Good Endeavor"

Tim Keller tackles the dualism of sacred vs secular work head on, helping us integrate our faith and work. We are not immune to this dualism in healthcare missions. One of our medical missionaries said to me that she was told ‘to get a ministry’ outside of the 70 hours-per-week that she was working in the hospital! I’ve also heard others (thankfully not with my agency) say, “my work in the hospital is my gospel work” and yet fail to see they were serving idols of their own making. We need gospel integration not dualism!

“Every Good Endeavor”

Tim Keller tackles the dualism of sacred vs secular work head on, helping us integrate our faith and work. We are not immune to this dualism in healthcare missions. One of our medical missionaries said to me that she was told ‘to get a ministry’ outside of the 70 hours-per-week that she was working in the hospital! I’ve also heard others (thankfully not with my agency) say, “my work in the hospital is my gospel work” and yet fail to see they were serving idols of their own making. We need gospel integration not dualism!

Competence and confidence

I’ve been talking about a lot of big ideas in these posts: how to share the love of Christ in healthcare ministry ‘over there.’  You may get the impression, “Hey, there are a lot of big ideas here.  Am I competent to do this?  How can I have enough confidence that I can make a … Continue reading Competence and confidence

The LORD, a God merciful and gracious

Last week I wrote about a possible erosion of compassion in our healthcare service.   Those of us in healthcare as a profession can be inundated with the suffering in this world.  And beyond the physical aspects of suffering there is the question of meaning.  Even more painful than suffering is to suffer something that … Continue reading The LORD, a God merciful and gracious