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The Military as an Illustration of Collectivistic Culture Part One

The Military as an Illustration of Collectivistic Culture Part One

November 26, 2019

The Military as an Illustration of Collectivistic Culture

In part one of this two part series, Jeff connects military culture as an example of the collectivistic culture missionaries suddenly find themselves immersed in when they go abroad into the mission field. For many Americans, culture shock is overwhelming because we're born into and immersed in a very individualistic culture.

When one enters the military, you are taught to put the groups needs ahead of your own. This goes against the grain of everything we, as Americans, have ever learned or experienced. So much so, that military trainers intentionally deconstruct every facet of the a new recruit, and then, with extreme purpose, build the recruit into a new kind of person that puts the mission and organization's priorities ahead of one's own. This is the thinking American missionaries need to adopt as they move into other cultures.

 

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Taking a Closer Look at the Missionary Newsletter

Taking a Closer Look at the Missionary Newsletter

November 11, 2019

With Thanksgiving approaching and 2019 winding down, we wanted to talk about missionary communication. In this podcast, we focus on a missionary newsletter done exceptionally well while talking about the ingredients of well-thought-through missionary digital communication.

The newsletter (link) we focus on in this podcast is from Angelina Velasco, someone we've had on this podcast as a guest (meet Angelina in Orality Part Three and Orality Part Four). Here's a link to Angelina's website.

Here are a few resources and Bible verses referenced in this podcast:
» Radius International
» Tethers of connection by Jeff Jackson

Proverbs 25:17
Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house, lest he grow weary and hate you.

Proverbs 25:11
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
In settings of silver.

Proverbs 25:25
As cold water to a weary soul,
So is good news from a far country.

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