Nov 29, 2018
I tackle a couple of world events. I say a “couple”, though
it’s true, but I spend more time disproportionately focused on the
situation of John Allen Chau, the missionary who was killed
by The Sentinelese tribe on the North Sentinel Island off the
coast of India.
I felt like I needed to say something and offer my
perspective, hoping that my slant is unique not just because I’m
also a missionary — plenty of missionaries are chiming in
on social media. Not just because I have a platform to do so, and
not just because I have any opinions.
But I feel like this is one of those gray areas and the
rightness or foolishness of his actions which led to him being
killed are not as black and white as people taking sides about this
would insist it is.
I respect and agree with my brothers and sisters in Christ who
feel Chau counted the cost and will receive a martyr’s reward,
while I ALSO have reservations and feelings that the perspective he
went about this the way he did was also a bit misguided.
But after that I have difficult with the oversimplifying of
this that people on both sides are doing.
Since the topic is multi-faceted, I decided to turn on the mic
and share my thoughts verbally, for those of you who would want
them, so there’s less confusion about what I’m saying if you can
hear me out instead of just reading me out. And hopefully not
adding to the noise.
I’ve also thought of many other things I could have said and
thoughts I could have included in this recording that I
didn’t, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what a
missionary is as it is that perhaps I’ll explore
in another episode or find a suitable guest to have a
discussion with about these things. But suffice it to say, I
hope you get some value out of these thoughts today.