Inside the classroom, we talked about being at home with the gospel. We were challenged to present the gospel in such a way that the listeners “feel at home” with the demands of Christian discipleship. Home here means feeling natural about Jesus’ prophetic call to loving God and acting justly. We looked at the life of Zaccheaus, the Samaritan woman, and many others who felt close to Jesus, and yet responded to the gospel of holiness to God and service to humanity.
I am home here in Butuan City, Philippines, for about a week, teaching a course on Contextual Theology to a group of pastors from the Philippine General Conference of the Free Methodist Church (PGC-FMC). I feel at home here but, my heart is pulling to Taiwan. It is obvious that I am thinking of my family back in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. However, I am also thinking of where God is calling me for the moment. His call is for me to be at Holy Light Theological Seminary and teaching Taiwanese students in the area of missions and theology. In so many ways, I will always be at home in places where God has called me to. Home is where God is present and working.
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