So Perspectives ended last night.
I highly recommend everyone to take Perspectives. I recommend even more highly that you take it for certificate or higher, or at least do the readings. Seriously, the readings were incredible. The speakers were OK – they varied widely in quality, but most of them were just OK or good. But the readings – incredible.
What I liked most about Perspectives I think was just that they knew what they were talking/writing about. A lot of the time I hear about missions from people who honestly don’t know that much about it. They can say stuff like what missions should be like, but who knows if that holds in real life. Whereas, with everyone in Perspectives, they’ve lived everything, they have a lifetime of experience, they know what works and what doesn’t, how missions actually is in real life and how it should be, and everything the Bible has to say about it. So yeah, you know they know what they’re talking about.
Anyway, in a lot of ways I learned that how we need to do missions isn’t the way many people think. The biggest impact it’s made in the most recent weeks is that I’m convinced more than ever about the idea of the Asian American church. Hopefully I’ll have time to write about that sometime.