The Unfundamental Conversion

On Missions and Converting people

December 8th, 2012 | Posted by Lana Hope in Missions - (8 Comments)

  Fascinating conversation going on at A Life Oversees today. Laura Parker quotes an an interview with the social activists Matthew McDaniel, who argues that missionaries have had more long term negative effects than good on a particular indigenous tribal group in SE Asia. Here a quote from the interview. What does the dialogue usually …
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Happy National Volunteer Day

December 5th, 2012 | Posted by Lana Hope in Missions - (0 Comments)

On the UN calandar, today is National Volunteer Day. Volunteer work in developing countries has a special place in my heart because I want to see all men and women free and equal. I have noticed (part of my culture shock) that a lot of the “right” movements in the US tend to attract followers …
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Its World’s AIDS day, so I wanted to tell you about my friends. Remember, AIDS victims in third world countries are not just statistics while American victims are people. These kids are someone’s friends. In this case, mine. (healthy Asian children) Meet my friend Bean. His mother is in the final stages of AIDS. His …
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Why I Still Talk to God

November 26th, 2012 | Posted by Lana Hope in Faith | Missions - (4 Comments)
Prayer and  post evangelicalism

I believe in God, and I fully admit that I believe in God based on my limited experiences. In college I became a philosophy nerd. But somewhere around my junior year I realized that philosophy cannot prove God. I later realized that science cannot prove God either. Yet I believe. I know this is not …
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IS There A Hidden Agenda To Our Giving?

November 25th, 2012 | Posted by Lana Hope in Missions - (4 Comments)

At the walking street market tonight, a crowd of young girls in uniform walked around with a box saying “tom boon, tom boon.” That translates as “make merit by giving towards school scholarships.” Really? we have to tell people to make merit in order to motivate people to do good? really? That’s Buddhism. And those …
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On Helping the Poor

November 18th, 2012 | Posted by Lana Hope in Missions | Politics - (6 Comments)
Education Overseas

I am going to try to blog about politics. Its a controversial topic, so makes for fun debates. And because I am still trying to sort out what I  believe. A few things that have influenced me and the whole socialism/work debate: 1) I studied Marxist criticism in my critical analysis of literature days. At …
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