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Have you ever had an instructor for a course who was born and raised in an eastern culture?

-Did they teach differently than your western instructors?

-I had two professors in seminary who were easterners. One was from India and the other from Korea.

-Westerners are all about the facts – don’t bore us with the details – just tell us what we need to know

-When we would ask questions or have a lecture on a specific topic from our eastern instructors it was maddening for me. I could not follow their thought progression. There seemed to be little rhyme or reason to the discussion. They seemed to be talking around the issue. It is because they were talking around the issue. That is how many easterners teach. They don’t tell you the answer. They talk about the issue and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

-That is the way that John wrote the book of Revelation. Telling the same story from different perspectives.