Dr. David Sills | December 17, 2007 | Topic: Culturality, Missiology

One of the first lessons that I teach my missions students is that you cannot enter, understand, and minister effectively among a people group without understanding their culture, worldview, and, specifically, their religion. The culture, worldview, and religion of a people inform the ways that they understand the universe, make and enforce their laws, explain […]

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Dr. David Sills | November 22, 2007 | Topic: Uncategorized

God is so good. I have so much to be thankful for this year. Of course, intellectually, I know that I always do, but this year as I count my blessings, I’m running out of fingers and toes. I am thankful that you are reading this. I am constantly amazed how God continues to use […]

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Dr. David Sills | October 21, 2007 | Topic: Culturality, Missiology

You are one of the last of the few people in the world who speak English. You have watched the other English speakers die of old age, disease, natural disasters, and wars, and be absorbed into the cultures around you. There are not many of you left. The day finally comes when you are the […]

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Dr. David Sills | September 12, 2007 | Topic: Uncategorized

I just returned from leading a missions conference and preaching in a couple of churches in Oklahoma. SBTS grad, John Elam, is the DOM for the Northwest Baptist Association, and was a wonderful host. I will be back in town and the classroom for a week and a half before I leave for Texas to […]

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Dr. David Sills | August 21, 2007 | Topic: Uncategorized

My family likes to work jigsaw puzzles. Maybe it’s genetic. My bride’s mom likes to work them and my mom liked to work them, too. I enjoy puzzles when I have the time, but I always remember other things screaming for my attention and feel guilty for the indulgence. The puzzle my family is working […]

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Dr. David Sills | August 2, 2007 | Topic: Uncategorized

This summer has been packed full for me. God has given me some great memories, wonderful experiences, and allowed me to see how He is working in parts of His world that I had never seen before. I started the summer with a first for me—ten days in Cuba. What a fantastic experience that was! […]

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Dr. David Sills | June 30, 2007 | Topic: Uncategorized

Many people here in Cuba have parrots. It seems to be the pet of choice. I would assume that is because it provides entertainment and requires little food and maintenance. In one home where I ate, the couple was showing off their parrot’s repertoire. It was amazing to hear it call their names, laugh like […]

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