About Tim

I was born in California, taken over by Brazil, Guatemala and by Jesus, and never sure where they will take me. I am not ever sure where my wife and kids will take me either.  When I let them lead me, it usually leads to good things. Being husband and Dad is one of the best gigs … Continue reading About Tim

(Re)reading mission in light of the Bible

I’ve been published again! Martureo — The Brazilian Center for Missiological Reflection recently published an article I wrote on The Bible and the missionary imagination after colonialism.   My article, published originally in Portuguese, drew on my life exprience in what might best be called “an inbetween space”. I am from a place in the … Continue reading (Re)reading mission in light of the Bible

Martureo: some accomplishments from 2017

My main responsibility, after trying to be a loving husband, father, and grandfather, is to help coordinate the people in Martureo who are creating a Brazilian Center for Missiological Reflection I have copied here for you the report from our Martureo site about some of our accomplishments in 2017.  In Martureo we understand how important … Continue reading Martureo: some accomplishments from 2017

Finding theology: I’d like to straddle the fence, but from which side do I climb up?

I am tired of what theology does to my social life!  Perhaps my weariness is one reason why I accepted the invitation to assist in the birth of a Brazilian Center for Missiological Reflection. Theological positions are important for some people.  Not long ago, a good friend warned me over coffee about the dangers of “Open … Continue reading Finding theology: I’d like to straddle the fence, but from which side do I climb up?

Polycentric Missiology, by Allen Yeh

I wish we could sit down and read Polycentric Missiology together.  We might find ourselves talking together about what difference mission makes. Hopefully, our conversation would take us beyond celebrating or condemning missionaries who went out from a “Christian” North to a pagan South. Instead, we would talk about how the world changed in the 20th … Continue reading Polycentric Missiology, by Allen Yeh

Brazilians transforming the future of global mission

Martureo Assessment September 2016 I have just finished doing an assessment of the work done by Martureo over the last couple of years. This has helped me figure out where I can contribute in my new responsibility as Executive Coordinator.  When we finished this Assessment, we were actually quite amazed at how active the Brazilian Center for … Continue reading Brazilians transforming the future of global mission

The morning after Rio 2016 — everyone goes home (?)

Olympic travelers were told to get to Rio’s Galeão airport 6 (yes that’s 6) hours ahead of their flights today.  The airport is expected to be crowded today.   But not as crowded as the streets of Rio.  Rio traffic is notoriously congested, full of people who live there and want to get where they need to go.   Those … Continue reading The morning after Rio 2016 — everyone goes home (?)

Day 4 –Visibility of exploitation

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are in full swing.  The visibility of the Olympics on NBC is limited.  You could get the impression that the USA is taking home all the gold! Some Brazilians are making visible some hidden aspects of a global event.  They both see and and represent the Olympics through religious and evangelical commitments.  (I … Continue reading Day 4 –Visibility of exploitation