Justin Schneider

Man of Flesh: Compare and Contrast

by Justin Schneider on June 19, 2013

The yellow sun setting over Chiang Mai made us feel super.

By now, you’ve all heard:  Jesus Christ and Superman have a lot in common.  In fact it came out in the news this weekend that the movie studio sent a lot of prepared sermons to preachers and pastors across the U.S. (additional links here and here).  It makes me wonder if the guy who showed […]



by Justin Schneider on May 23, 2013

Our last Sunday at church before moving to Thailand. The church was decorated in "The Lord

Monday, May 26, 2013 marks Memorial Day in the United States.  For those of you who may not be familiar with the U.S. holiday, it is day intended to honor members of the U.S. armed forces who have died in service.  The Sunday before, many churches all over the U.S. honor those who have died […]


Emergency Departure

by Justin Schneider on March 15, 2013

What is your plan of action when the political situation around you deteriorates to the point where your safety is at risk? A big part of my training as an attorney is managing risk. In risk management, the potential risk of an action or situation is weighed against the potential benefit. When the risk outweighs […]


Concrete churches in a bamboo world

by Justin Schneider on February 15, 2013

After going to an Ash Wednesday service on Ash Wednesday, my wife and I were talking about the history of some of the practices most associate with Christianity yet possibly, or likely, have their roots in pagan rituals or practices. As it turns out, rabbits and eggs are ancient symbols of fertility, and several people […]


Not long after arriving in Thailand as a Christian aid worker, I felt like it was time to try some local cuisine: Thai beer. I enjoy a good beer and love trying local drinks that are well-made. On this particular occasion, my wife and I were with a Thai Christian who was showing us around […]


Politics: Always great dinner conversation

by Justin Schneider on December 7, 2012

Only a month ago, the United States completed the most expensive, (seemingly) longest election season ever.  If you thought you could avoid this through international living, I hate to burst your bubble, but it just gets more complicated. In this blog post I want to make a few practical recommendations on how to handle politics […]


Coming Soon!

by Laura Parker on October 4, 2012

a Life Overseas will be officially launching November 15th. This collective blog-site will be a space to encourage, challenge, and help missionaries and humanitarian workers living overseas. Our articles will spark honest conversation, ask hard questions, and give glimpses into the realities of the missionary lifestyle. We have a line-up of writers from all over […]