Resources by Tabor Laughlin
Tabor Laughlin (pseudonym) is a PhD student in Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He received his MDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missions and his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has been serving in China for ten years, and is president of a small sending agency in China, overseeing fifteen workers in three cities.
A Reader Responds to "Missions from China—A Maturing Movement"
What rings true and what needs to be challenged?
Are China’s Best Being Lost to the West?
Why are many Chinese believers who go overseas for seminary training not returning to China to serve?.
Are Chinese Christians Particularly Suited to Reaching Muslims?
Are doors opening for Chinese Christians to be reaching Muslims with the gospel?
Becoming Native to Win the Natives
Cross-Culturally Becoming All Things to All Men
By Tabor Laughlin Becoming Native to Win the Natives first looks at how we are to imitate Christ's love and humility to effectively love those to whom we are ministering. The book then covers many specific aspects of life abroad and how we can better live like the locals in...
Encouraged by a Chinese Missions Group
A look at a Chinese, indigenous sending agency and the work they are doing to send workers out to reach the nations.
Filling a Gap
Is there a place for experienced western cross-cultural workers in the sending of Chinese workers to unreached people?
How Important Is Education for Chinese Serving Cross-culturally?
In recent years Chinese cross-cultural workers have started to be sent out to other countries but there has not been a great amount of effectiveness in their work. One reason for their lack of effectiveness is that many who want to serve cross-culturally do not have formal education, often having...
Language and Culture Learning—in Kindergarten
Education is a major issue for cross-cultural workers who serve overseas with their families. Most families choose to put their kids in an international school, a local school, or to homeschool full-time at home. All of these have their pros and cons.
Majority World Missions and Chinese Missions
Where will the Chinese missions effort fall on the spectrum of long-term missions-sending success?
Thoughts on Theological Education for Chinese Believers
Theological training for Chinese believers is needed; several types of training are available. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of training?
"Waffle House" of Northwest China
Come visit me at the “Waffle House” of northwest China!
Western vs. Chinese Theology
In the “Teaching across Cultures” class I took last month with Dr. Craig Ott, he had us read The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently . . . and Why by Richard Nisbett. The crux of the book’s argument is that Westerners and Asians think differently because of their...