Encounter the World with Central - Asia

A Myanmar Reflection

Monday, Mar 24th, 2014

I was able to spend time in Yangon, Myanmar.  I visited several Buddh

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Myanmar Life

Monday, Mar 24th, 2014

So I have been assigned to write the final student entry for this trip.  There

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What is peace? by Jose Martinez

Thursday, Mar 20th, 2014

What is peace?

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Exceptional Customer Service

Wednesday, Mar 19th, 2014

What does the Lord require of us?

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Re Union

Tuesday, Mar 18th, 2014

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Beautiful faces

Tuesday, Mar 18th, 2014

"May I take your picture?"

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Seeing With God, and Grieving With God

Tuesday, Mar 18th, 2014

This is the blog post for Sunday in Myanmar.  We were graciously invited to join in

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Conspicuous

Sunday, Mar 16th, 2014

Since arriving in Myanmar I have been feeling conspicuous.  It is not hard

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Friday March 14 blog from Jose Martinez

Saturday, Mar 15th, 2014

The day began with the create and DMin Cohorts meeting to go to a c

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A growing experience

Saturday, Mar 15th, 2014

Today we went began the day with going to Ocean Market.  It was intriguing to s

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Learning how to use chopsticks

Saturday, Mar 15th, 2014

Today I at

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Traveling to Myanmar

Friday, Mar 14th, 2014

I am in a jet, somewhere over the Arctic Bay, heading toward Hong Kong and then to Yangon Myanmar.  This trip is part of the program at Centra

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Creative Creator

Wednesday, Mar 12th, 2014

This morning we landed in Bangkok, slept for a few hours, and then hit the road running.  We managed to pack in a visit to the local cafe for

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Reflection on the Myanmar Pilgrimage

Wednesday, Jan 8th, 2014

       

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Central Pilgrims Participate in Judson Celebration

Thursday, Jan 2nd, 2014

Central Seminary’s pilgrims to Myanmar (Burma) in December for the 200th Anniversary of the Judsons&rsq

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Reflections on a Myanmar Pilgrimage

Wednesday, Dec 18th, 2013

 

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Why Encounter the World

Wednesday, Apr 10th, 2013

During my recent sabbatical I had the privilege of traveling with faculty, staff and D.Min. students from Central Baptist Theological Seminary (CBT

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A Myanmar Journey Reflection by Helyn Strickland

Monday, Apr 8th, 2013

 

In celebration of our Myanmar cohorts, as well as a place to wear our Bogyoke Aung S

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Bringing Treasures Home: A Myanmar Reflection

Monday, Apr 1st, 2013

In the wee hours of March 24th I stepped off the last plane ride of an amazing journey to and from Myanmar.  The next few days woul

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Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Thursday, Mar 28th, 2013

We came from different places on different flights from different time zones, flying from
Kansas and Kalamazoo,
Topeka and Timbuktu.

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Tap Once or Twice

Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2013

I enjoyed my first trip to Asia and the opportunity to teach research design at the Myanmar Institute of Theology. I have always embraced our ABC "

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Why Myanmar?

Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013

“Many are asking, ‘Who can show us any good?’ Let the light of your face shine upon

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A visit to the ThaBarWa Center

Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013

CBTS and MIT students began our second day of classes with Dr. Marshall this morning. The class shared in some very edifying discussion b

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A Contagious Optimism

Tuesday, Mar 19th, 2013

            Today was the first day of our classroom experience, as we undertake theological learning  across cu

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Mindfulness, Meditation and Meaning

Sunday, Mar 17th, 2013

After many hours of travel and who knows what day it is we arrived in Myanmar.  On our first daylight in Yangon, we received instruction on Bu

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I wept surrounded by friends

Sunday, Mar 17th, 2013

The day started early when I was awakened by the hotel staff the pre-dawn hours for an emergency phone call. It was good to hear my wife’s vo

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First Night in Yangon

Saturday, Mar 16th, 2013

I think it's 5:15 a.m. but I'm not sure because my electronic devices both inexplicably say 6:49.  Barking dogs and a bird with a screech betw

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Myanmar Time, by Jeff Buscher

Friday, Mar 15th, 2013

Our group departed from several points across the U.S. today, (Tuesday March 12th) for our adventures and classes in Yangon, Myanmar. From Virginia

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“Take Nothing for Your Journey...”

Monday, Mar 11th, 2013

There are over 18 inches of snow on the ground, and I'm braving the slushy winter elements on the hunt for “summer weight” pants. 

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A Tale of Two Travelers... by Jeff Buscher

Wednesday, Mar 6th, 2013

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Embracing Differences - By Andy Schreiner

Sunday, Feb 12th, 2012

After church today I changed into a casual Burmese outfit. It consisted of a longyi (a long skirt for men), t-shirt, sandals, and an ethnic satchel

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What “More” Are You Looking For? By Chaunia P

Saturday, Feb 11th, 2012

Learning about Buddhism makes me appreciate a universal people that are hungry for more!  More loving kindness towards one another; more compa

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Monkey Mind - By Jake Taylor

Friday, Feb 10th, 2012

Our cohort had the opportunity to sit at the feet of a Buddhist monk this afternoon. He taught about how the greatest obstacle is our ‘monkey

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Buka Ball

Friday, Feb 10th, 2012

Like most junior high boys forced to sit through a school assembly, I usually did not pay much attention. Instead, I was usually busy thinking abou

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God has so much more - by Angel Briscoe

Friday, Feb 10th, 2012

Today is Saturday, February 10, 2012, day 9 of our pilgrimage.  As I reflect on this day, I think about all the places we have gone and realiz

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Seeing Faith - By Jay Thornton

Thursday, Feb 9th, 2012

In the Christian tradition faith is essential.  We have faith that Jesus is Lord, faith that God is still creating, and faith th

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Broken Hearts, Broken Phones - By Chris Miller

Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2012

Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting a Burmese refugee camp on the border of Thailand. Without getting into all the historical or political de

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Awakened to a blessed day - By Chaunia Patrick

Sunday, Feb 5th, 2012

Awakened to a blessed day . . . The morning of Sunday, February 4th, the Create cohort anticipated with great enthusiasm a journey of di

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Tis’ so Sweet to Trust in Jesus – By Angel C.

Sunday, Feb 5th, 2012

Tis’ so Sweet to Trust in Jesus, and to take him at his word; Just to rest upon his promise, and to know, ‘Thus saith the Lord.”

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Tham Hin Refugee Camp Reflection - By Alyssa Smith

Sunday, Feb 5th, 2012

Today we went to the Tham Hin refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border.  I could tell you what I saw there, what I think about the progress, and

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Mrs. Smith goes to Thailand - By Alyssa Smith

Saturday, Feb 4th, 2012

Today was an adventure.  A hot, humid, sticky adventure.  We were lucky enough, thanks to our guide Oi, to be able to tour the Grand Pala

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Offering our Best - By Andy Schreiner

Saturday, Feb 4th, 2012

Our first full day of the trip was an adventure. It started with an American and Thai breakfast buffet at the hotel. Our first stop was at the Gran

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I love my family and the things they say to me - B

Friday, Feb 3rd, 2012

Last night as I was finishing packing my six year old son Connor came to me with a look of concern in his face.  I asked him wha

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