If I am a Missionary Kid or Missionary...

December 2019

This space is dedicated for stories from and for Missionary kids/Missionaries, including discussion on the intersection of faith, theology with the third culture experience as an MK(Third Culture Kid) or missionary (Third Culture Adult).

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Integration of theological and psychological perspectives to human development

The Reciprocating Self  of TCKs in relation to God, People, Creation, Places, and Objects

Balswick, J., King, P., & Reimer, K. (2016). The reciprocating self: Human development in theological perspective (Second ed., Christian association for psychological studies). Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic.

 
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Introduction to The Reciprocating Self

Balswick, J., King, P., & Reimer, K. (2016). The reciprocating self: Human development in theological perspective (Second ed., Christian association for psychological studies). Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic.

The Reciprocating Self is written to weave together understanding of human development with Christian theological perspective. The three authors—Jack Balswick, Pamela King, and Kevin Reimer, have professional backgrounds from sociology, psychology, religion and social sciences. Read my summary of the book here.

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Perspectives of TCK Development as a Reciprocating Self in Relation to God, People, Creation, Places and Objects

August 15, 2019

It is with this curiosity that I have developed a research question about the integrative view:
"I wonder if reciprocity also includes one’s connections to places, creation and inanimate objects, especially for highly-mobile people."

I sought to examine this question via a multi-perspective approach, namely, through the doctrines of social Trinity, general and specific revelation, developmental psychology, and place identity.

I believe that though inanimate objects were not assumed to be directly created by God, the memories of experiences with these objects or symbols generate significant interactivity and meaning for TCKs, just like other reciprocating experiences with other human beings. This emulates the reciprocity of how we relate to and experience a transcendent God in both tangible and intangible ways, and reflect the as a reciprocating self...
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Uncovering Hidden Losses of TCKs, losing access to a part of who you are

August 24, 2019

This Webinar sharing helps one to better understand what is a hidden loss and how it could lead to unresolved grief. Hidden losses are also often linked to a loss of identity, with intangibles that reciprocates with the tangible losses. View the webinar slides to know more.

Stories from MKs

A talk by Joshua Tan, a student at the university of Derby, called The Borderlands of Belonging, he originally delivered this at TEDxUniversityofDerby in Feb 2019.

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Featuring: The Missionary Soldier

Article from the Fuller Studio Magazine
Issue Eleven: Health and healing
(Fuller Theological Seminary)

 

A Place to Call Home, Citizenship in Heaven for TCKs

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