We Are the World: Episode 209
Feb 02, 2012
Stories of growing up as a missionary kid, plus an interview with singer-songwriter Sara Groves, and a question about race in church. Featured musical artist: Sara Groves
I was never a missionary kid, but because my parents were missionaries before I was born, I've inherited some of the MK baggage, both good and bad. What's it like to grow up in another country? What's it like to eventually transition back to life in your native land? Do missionaries get a bad rap as entitled, whiny martyrs, or are they elevated as super-saints? Three MKs join me this week to discuss life with one foot in each of two (or more) cultures.
Sara Groves Bought a Church
Yes, she did. She and her husband, Troy, bought a 100-year-old church in St. Paul, Minn. Find out why in my interview with this singer-songwriter (her new album is Invisible Empires) as we discuss music, marriage, procrastination and Sara's passion for the work of International Justice Mission.
Our listener wonders why, if heaven will be a melting pot of every tongue and tribe, are today's churches so racially divided? Do we not know what it means to be the church, or are we just more comfortable hanging out with people who look like us? Pastor Wade Brown is in the studio with some ideas.