Living on the Edge

Risky Advice from a Senior Millennial

by Thomas N. Wisley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/10/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 98
ISBN : 9781973666561
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 98
ISBN : 9781973666578

About the Book

Living on the Edge is risky advice for living an adventurous life. I begin with a brief sketch about my life and the influences that took me in the direction it did. I discuss communication models and paradigms that have helped me live in cross-cultural risky environments. I learned to validate people without endorsing values that are counter to my own. I’ve learned how to create a space to put things I haven’t understood or about which I didn’t yet have enough information to make an informed decision. I’ve learned that it’s not a bad thing to be a “child of the light” in times of darkness. These and more comprise advice, some of it risky, I’d like to give my millennial friends.

I suggest that God is the great Recycler and that he doesn’t make junk, and there’s more.

About the Author

Tom lived extensively in Southeast Asia with his family in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and Japan. He and his wife Sandi started this adventure in cross cultural living and teaching in Thailand on the Thai/Lao/Cambodia border during the Vietnam war in 1966. They ended their journey in Japan teaching at Tokyo Christian University and Seminary. He has facilitated graduate level leadership development courses in Africa and India. In what he calls his most exciting adventure is their involvement mentoring Millennials. I love being one of them, in a sense, a Senior Millennial.

Tom and Sandi have been married 56 years and live in Tucson Arizona. They served as missionaries under the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Thailand and Cambodia in public health among people with Hanson’s disease, theological education, and refugee resettlement. He served as administrator and as faculty professor at the Alliance Biblical seminary in the Philippines. He held faculty positions at Biola University, Simpson University, Seattle Pacific University and at Tokyo Christian University. After retirement he and his wife facilitated courses under Development Associates International.

Blessed with 4 children (Daniel, Scott, Tami and Mike) they have 11 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Tom holds a BA in Missions/Theology from Simpson University, an MA in Missiology and PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Being the most senior members at Redemption Tucson we enjoy an active serving community with many Millennials. Most every Sunday is an exciting ride in relevant contextual preaching through the relevant theological sand and surf and refreshing authentic worship.