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This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
A podcast by missionaries for missionaries, pastors, and laypeople giving them a front-row seat to mission work in the Dominican Republic. The purpose is to encourage believers in their walk of faith and give practical missional ways to reach their own community.
 
NCUSCR's new podcast series features short interviews and explainers on timely issues in the U.S.-China relationship with leading experts. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, please visit us at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
 
Thanks for listening to season one of the Life is Good Ping Podcast! Stay tuned for more info coming soon on Season Two set to launch in 2020. In the mean time, comment, rate and subscribe to let us know how we are doing. About the Podcast: A podcast all about the power of optimism. Life is Good co-founders Bert and John Jacobs sit down with musicians, athletes, business leaders, and inspiring folks of all kinds to help shift the cultural conversation away from the negative and focus togethe ...
 
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This episode may have you laughing a little bit! It certainly has its funny points and its more serious points. Still, this episode is rapid-fire questions and answers between Jason and Gary regarding their ministry highs and lows and everything in between. You will enjoy the light-hearted perspective of this podcast and maybe even see a little bit…
 
At the core of the gospel is disciple-making. Whether it is your neighbor, your congregation, or your own children, every believer should be involved in making disciples. Pastor Steve Curtis lived the disciple-making life. His son JT was the beneficiary of a Dad who modeled Great Commission living for his son. Now that Pastor Steve is in glory, JT …
 
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too. You can plan a wonderful vacation and still have the opportunity to be involved in mission work. DR vision has been helping people schedule their vacations to the Dominican Republic for a long time. There is no better connection than a national connection when it comes to knowing where to go and how…
 
If you are a missionary or a pastor or are thinking about missions work, this episode is for you! Listen as Gary and Jason talk with Sam and Luke Sykes about mission work from their perspective. They will definitely open your eyes to missions from the perspective of a teen. You will definitely laugh as there is a ton of friendly banter! This episod…
 
In many critical technology industries, the United States and China are locked in an intense competition for economic and innovative primacy. At the same time, the supply chains, talent pools, and financial capital of individuals, corporations, and governments in both countries are deeply entangled in one larger tech ecosystem. Using the semiconduc…
 
Theological "trends" often make their way to the mission field. Sometimes as missionaries, we find ourselves answering some pretty interesting questions. Recently, one of the questions we faced in the Dominican Republic is "why do we confess our sins if our sins are already forgiven?" Listen as Gary and Jason tackle this most important question, es…
 
Whether it's the Kentucky National Guard or being Associate Pastor at Greenwood Baptist Church, God has given Curtis Adams some unique ministry opportunities. Recently Curtis and his family came down to the Dominican Republic to visit and survey ministry. This allowed Jason to sit down with Curtis for a few moments and find out what God was doing i…
 
Taiwan faces many internal issues, as well as pressures from China which exacerbate home-grown problems. Its responses to these internal and external challenges, and ultimately whether it can stand its ground against China’s ambitions, will be formulated within the island's lively democratic system. "In Difficult Choices: Taiwan’s Quest for Securit…
 
Listen in as Jason and Gary interview Jason's long-time friend, Jeremy Elam. Jeremy recently received a cancer diagnosis. As with any serious diagnosis, there is always a time of readjusting, but you will LOVE Jeremy's answer. Jeremy shares how serving Jesus is most important, and he will continue faithfully just as he did before the diagnosis. If …
 
The two sponsors of the Strategic Competition Act (S. 1169), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator James Risch (R-ID), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, respectively, hailed committee passage of the legislation on April 21, stating that the bill “is an unprecedented, bipartisan effort to mobilize all United…
 
Little did Gary Hale know that when he began a friendship with Dan Londeree it would result in Dan giving his life to Christ and eventually becoming a pastor! God used Gary's friendship with Dan to show Dan the reality of the Christian life which was the catalyst in Dan's eventual surrender to Christ. Listen as Jason and Gary chat with Dan and hear…
 
Today Gary and Jason invite Jason's mom, Marleen, for a candid interview on what it is like being a parent of 2 missionaries. Jason and his sister Rebecca and their respective families have been serving in Africa and Latin America. Listen as "mom" shares what it was like raising two kiddos for the mission field and the advice she gives those whose …
 
In today's episode, Gary and Jason talk about starting a seminary or Bible institute out of the local church and the importance of training believers to fulfill the Great Commission. They also talk about SEMCA Seminary in the Dominican Republic and how God worked to bring that ministry about! This will be an encouragement to anyone considering star…
 
In China, industry and political leaders are capitalizing on sci-fi’s unique ability to inspire the public and project a vision of the future that features China as a global innovation leader. Experts Aynne Kokas, Jing Tsu, and Yilin Wang explore how this genre can both reflect China’s present and shape its future.…
 
In China, industry and political leaders are capitalizing on sci-fi’s unique ability to inspire the public and project a vision of the future that features China as a global innovation leader. Experts Aynne Kokas, Jing Tsu, and Yilin Wang explore how this genre can both reflect China’s present and shape its future.…
 
This podcast takes a slightly different turn as Gary interviews Jason about his time with his family serving in Venezuela. Jason, Sarah, and their children served as church planting missionaries in Venezuela from 2015-2018. Listen as Gary asks Jason the hard questions and listen to how God was always faithful through every circumstance - including …
 
The United States and China have pledged to work together to fight climate change. But is cooperation enough to stop global temperatures from rising past 1.5 degrees Celsius? Climate policy expert Deborah Seligsohn (Villanova University) explains how competition between the two countries can be leveraged as a positive force to deliver the best envi…
 
The United States and China have pledged to work together to fight climate change. But is cooperation enough to stop global temperatures from rising past 1.5 degrees Celsius? Climate policy expert Deborah Seligsohn (Villanova University) explains how competition between the two countries can be leveraged as a positive force to deliver the best envi…
 
Stepping into full-time mission work can be a bit scary for a newbie. One of the most important decisions you will make apart from your sending church is the mission board you choose. A good mission board can make your missionary experience so much better and even alleviate some of the pressures of cultural adaptation. Listen in as Gary and Jason t…
 
Holidays in a foreign country can be interesting. Sometimes we assume that the world celebrates the way Americans do, but that is not the case. Semana Santa (which is translated as "holy week." It is the week before Easter) in the Dominican Republic provides challenges and opportunities that American's don't face in their cultural context. Listen a…
 
Policies adopted by the People's Republic of China in Xinjiang since 2017 have garnered worldwide attention, as new technology has dramatically intensified methods of control and implicated China’s international trade, which includes a variety of products from Xinjiang and employs the labor of Xinjiang people. The Chinese Communist Party's new ethn…
 
Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung addresses the alarming reports of violence and crimes committed against Asian Americans over the past year. He examines the racist beliefs that often motivate perpetrators, discusses the influence of social media, and offers a hopeful look at how Asian American communities and their allies are standing up to …
 
Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung addresses the alarming reports of violence and crimes committed against Asian Americans over the past year. He examines the racist beliefs that often motivate perpetrators, discusses the influence of social media, and offers a hopeful look at how Asian American communities and their allies are standing up to …
 
Nothing encourages your faith more than hearing how God makes the impossible possible. Listen as Jason and Gary talk about how God miraculously provided the ministry property called "visionland." Gary shares in detail how God not only provided the funds but also how God orchestrated the right people in the right places to make Visionland a reality.…
 
Both Jason and Gary have been strongly influenced in the area of spiritual/devotional journaling. It is a practice that has changed their spiritual lives. Listen as Jason and Gary talk about the importance of journaling. They also give practical examples of how to journal as well as some additional resources that will help you grow deeper in your w…
 
Dr. Chad Bown discusses the trade deal and prospects for American trade policies toward China in the new administration in an interview conducted on March 10, 2021. In a February 8 report for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Dr. Chad Bown argues that the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal should be examined by the Biden administrati…
 
One of the biggest door openers for missionaries is learning to identify with the national in things that are important to them. Independence day is one example of a way that we as Americans can celebrate alongside other nationalities as they celebrate the independence of their own country. Listen as Jason and Gary talk about unique gospel opportun…
 
Probably one of the biggest faith hurdles when stepping out into missionary work is entrusting your health to the Lord. Illnesses like dengue and malaria very serious and cannot necessarily be prevented. There are many other serious illnesses that can potentially kill you when you step on foreign soil. When you step outside of the United States you…
 
The February events in Myanmar have startled the world. While some countries quickly called the military takeover a coup, and U.S. President Joe Biden imposed sanctions to prevent the generals behind the coup from gaining access to funds in the United States, China has maintained a neutral position. Nonetheless, Myanmar’s unexpected political devel…
 
Arctic security and international relations expert Marc Lanteigne explores China's scientific, economic, and political interests in a rapidly changing region. Dr. Marc Lanteigne is an associate professor of political science at UiT - the Arctic University of Norway, and is the author and editor of several books, including Routledge Handbook of Arct…
 
One of the tremendous opportunities that have been placed in the hands of the DR Vision ministry is the Las Palmas Christian School. Las Palmas is a beacon in the community offering top-notch education with a biblical world view. Las Palmas students are sought after on both the sacred and secular levels for the level of excellence they have achieve…
 
This episode will have you laughing and crying at the same time. Jason's brother-in-law, Ben Sinclair, and family are missionaries to Cameroon, Africa. Due to the tragic loss of a co-worker, Ben and his family had to flee Cameroon due to the political unrest. After years and years of investment in the city of Bamenda, their lives changed through th…
 
In this episode, Gary and Jason talk about rats and rest. These two subject matters make for some interesting conversation. Join in with them as they talk about the importance of rest in our personal lives and ministry. Being busy does not always mean we are productive. How do we streamline our lives and ministries to protect ourselves from spiritu…
 
You've heard Gary and Jason talk about short-term mission trips from the missionary perspective, but what about a pastor's perspective? Join in on the conversation as the guys chat with Pastor Lee Wimberly from North Point Baptist Church about the impact that a short-term mission trip had on his congregation. You will definitely be encouraged and c…
 
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