Ask a…Roommate

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″][vc_column_text] Last week I got to talk to Angel about life as a commuter, which you can read here. This week I caught up with my friend, Jessica, to talk about a different component of life in Beijing: roommates.   Let’s Ask a…Roommate!   To start this conversation about roommates, Jessica, how long have you had a roommate? The first time I had a roommate was when I had

Ask a…Commuter

Living in a huge city, lots of people travel long distances to get to and from work. So for this week I decided to talk to my friend Angel, who has one of longest commutes of anyone I know. Here this week’s Ask a…Commuter:   For the baseline question, Angel, how long is your daily commute? About 2.5 – 3 hours total, up from the 0.5 hours total it used

Ask a…TCK

Living as an expat means there are lots of different people you get to meet, and some of the coolest people I’ve gotten to talk to are third-culture kids, or TCKs. This week I was really excited to have the chance to talk to Noah, a friend of mine who’s grown up overseas and getting ready to move to the US for university, but I’ll let him share the rest

Ask a(n)…International Student

This week I got to Ask a(n)…International Student! I got to talk to my friend, and fellow student, TJ, about life as a student overseas. He’s originally from Zimbabwe and is studying here in Beijing.   So to get us started, TJ, can you tell us a little bit about your studies? I am a Bachelor’s student studying computer science at Beijing University of Technology. It is a 4 year

Ask a…Pastor

For this week’s Ask a… blog post, we decided to catch up with Pastor Ben and learn more about what life is actually like for a pastor! If you missed last week’s interview, check out Ask a…Beijinger with Serene here.   Thanks so much for taking to the time to chat, Pastor Ben! To start us off, can you tell us a bit about where you serve and what do

Ask a…Beijinger

Today’s post marks the start of a new blog series, called “Ask a…” where we’ll be interviewing different people about their lives and experiences. Due to our home base being Beijing, we’ve decided to launch the series with Ask a Beijinger! Our guest is my good friend Serene and I’ll let her tell you more about her life as a Beijinger!   Serene, how long have you been in Beijing?

Fasting: A Simple Guide

This guide is meant to be an overview with which to assist you in the wonderful experience of Biblical Fasting. For more information I would suggest you download a free copy of John Piper’s A Hunger for God. Is it Biblical: If our actions are not produced from and supported by scripture then those actions will be short lived. God’s word gives us endurance and encouragement in the midst of

Parents of TCKs

As I peer through the airplane window, and the clouds begin to part, there it is again—that old familiar pain in my chest. The one I get every time I land in the US after being away for a while. Between breathtaking scenes of winding rivers and patchwork fields of grain, dusty diamonds and rusty goal posts are clearly visible as we begin our descent toward “home”. Town after town

The Seeking Shepherd, A Pursued People: Matthew 18:10-14

If you’re not aware, I have two sons, very close in age. And these two sons, like most siblings, are almost complete opposites. Sometimes you wonder if they are even related. One loves the outdoors, one is, and I quote, “an inside boy.” One loves soccer, the other baseball. One is a healthy eater, choosing fruits and vegetables as a first choice, the other refuses to eat ANYTHING green. One