Lessons from an Intercultural Marriage

Lessons from an Intercultural Marriage

I teach theology and Bible at Nyack College, a Christian school. I was a pretty run-of-the-mill vanilla prof until I found a passion for Christian history and liturgy. I soon realized a call to bring unity among the three Christian traditions (Orthodox, Protestant and...
Foreign Perceptions of American Identities

Foreign Perceptions of American Identities

How do internationals perceive the United States citizens’ negotiation of their multiple identities? Directing an international office at a graduate school gave me ample opportunity to hear fascinating comments made about foreign students’ perceptions of U.S....
Lessons from Africa

Lessons from Africa

I have a growing respect and loyalty for Africa. My experiences in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan have improved my understanding of how their communities developed into strong, positive culture identities. I am thankful for the unforgettable opportunities with my...
People Are Worth Knowing

People Are Worth Knowing

We love our boxes. They are handy compartments for our ideas and thoughts. They keep life simpler when we can put people into tidy categories that make sense to us. I traveled to half a dozen countries and lived in three outside my own before I really began to see...

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