TCK Tales

TCK Tales
Stories told by Third Culture Kids about both the adventures and realities of growing up cross culturally Support this podcast:

030 When You Feel Alone
Jul 10 • 24 min
Samuel Bowen shares a deeply personal story of transition and his battles with depression. He talks about the affects that growing up as a TCK in the Middle East affected his battle with depression and is isolationism. —- Support this podcast:…
029 The Importance of Being Called as a Family
Jun 19 • 22 min
Jon talks this week with Gavin Chase and about how both his parents and Josiah Venture were very particular about making sure that not just the parents were called to mission work, but that they were called as a family. Feeling called did not minimize the…
028 Wisdom From Someone Who Knows Something
Jun 5 • 29 min
This week, Jon sits down with Stephen Black, the host of TCK Care. Another podcast about being a TCK hosted by a TCK from Nigeria. Stephen talks about why he went into TCK Care as a career and ministry, the importance of living in tension, and what he…
027 Introducing Missional Student
May 22 • 23 min
Because I didn’t have enough to do, I have a second super cool podcast to tell you guys about! The Missional Student Podcast is an extension of Missional They have weekly blogs, free e-books and tools to help you learn how to live more and…
026 The Aftermath of Cultural Rejection
May 15 • 29 min
This week I sit down with the President of the International Student Fellowship, Tim Gabuna. He talks about what it was like growing up Filipino in Canada and how he reconciled the two cultures growing up, and then as he has been preparing for ministry.…
025 The Realities of Being Gray
Apr 24 • 35 min
Jon sits down with Patrick Nelson who is a person of mixed racial decent. Jon and Patrick have an open and honest conversation about what it is like to grow up ethnically ambiguous and what the world could look like in the future. —- Support this podcast:…
024 Interview with an International Student
Apr 17 • 26 min
Today I sit down and talk with Veronica, who though is not a traditional TCK has spent quite some time in the US. She talks about adjusting to American culture, adjusting to Moody culture, and being in an interracial, and intercultural relationship. If…
023 How Not To Raise Your International Student
Apr 10 • 24 min
Lisa Guilbride speaks very openly and honestly about her first experience coming to the US. All the good, the bad and what helped her adjust to the culture and what made the cultural adjustment hard. —- Support this podcast:…
022 Life After Conversion
Apr 3 • 27 min
Today’s story is told by someone who grew up in a Muslim country and has since become a follower of Jesus. She talks about the hardship and the loneliness that comes from changing cultures, religious, and being alienated from one’s family. A profoundly…
021 Racism in Africa
Mar 27 • 17 min
Ayanda Khumalo comes back on to talk about the race issue that has hit Zimbabwe, South Africa, and various other countries in southern Africa. He talks about what has been done to make change and puts forth his ideas on how to make lasting change in…
020 This is America; As Seen by an African
Mar 20 • 26 min
Ayanda Khumalo talks very openly, honestly and intelligently about what it is like to be an African Immigrant, living traveling and working in the US. He speaks about racism and why in all the talk about immigrants in the news recently, Africans are not…
019 An Ever Growing Theology of Home
Dec 5, 2018 • 21 min
As Season 2 draws to a close, Jonathan Walthour tells his story, the inspiration for this podcast and how his concept of home has changed throughout his life and through this podcast. —- Support this podcast:
018 Place, Family, and Stability
Nov 28, 2018 • 13 min
Katya Green reflects on three specific instances where she has seen good in her cross cultural experience. —- Support this podcast:
017 Serving God Without Passion
Nov 14, 2018 • 31 min
Grace Choi talks about her experience moving back from Africa to South Korea and the way that God showed her that anybody can do ministry wherever they are, not just in a cross cultural context. —- Support this podcast:…
016 Home is Not Where your Family Is
Nov 7, 2018 • 16 min
Tim Pablo, talks about what it was like moving from the Philippines, to Canada to work in a Chinese church and the major identity issues that he and his family had to overcome and are still working on overcoming. —- Support this podcast:…
015 The Wall Between Us
Oct 31, 2018 • 22 min
James Hasdak talks about what it was like growing up in Bangladesh as a Bangladesh native in a missions compound. The child of national missionaries. He speaks of the separation that he felt from people who looked like him but lived a very different life…
014 Similar but Different
Oct 24, 2018 • 24 min
Caleb Hartwig talks about what it was like growing up as an American in Canada where his parents were missionaries to the First Nations people in British Columbia. He talks about how different, but similar his experience was to many of the TCK’s he has…
013 The Identity Crisis of History
Oct 17, 2018 • 25 min
Tirzah Walker talks about what it is like to be Jewish walking through, not just America but also in the world in general. She speaks of some of the similarities between growing up Jewish and growing up in a different culture or country. —- Support this…
012: My Identity is…?
Oct 10, 2018 • 21 min
John C Hughes talks about the realities of living out what “This is Us” tries to portray. Being an African American man adopted into a Euro-American family. How he struggled, and still does struggle, with his identity but ultimately finding that identity…
011 Am I an MK?
Oct 3, 2018 • 29 min
Katie Walthour shares a Creative Nonfiction piece that she wrote in processing her answer to the question Am I an MK? Katie talks about her doubt in her identity and feeling like a MK poser. Katie and Jon then discuss how the parts of their story have…
010 For the Sake of the Gospel
Sep 26, 2018 • 25 min
Abigail Newport tells of all the many losses that she experienced as a result of her parents calling to cross-cultural ministry. How she dealt with them and what happened when she was finally able to talk about them to her peers. —- Support this podcast:…
009 The Fence Protects Me
Sep 19, 2018 • 21 min
Rachel Bear talks about the toll that internalizing a message that boundaries do not matter has taken on her life and relationships, the importance of setting binderies and what that looks like in her life. —- Support this podcast:…
008 Where is God in Silence
Sep 12, 2018 • 25 min
Lizzy Sullivan shares a fiction short story that she wrote about how to deal with times of silence from God. —- Support this podcast:
007 Facing Your Demons
Aug 15, 2018 • 31 min
Joabe Sena Anrade tells his story and what helped him face his demons and become fully whole. —- Support this podcast:
006 I Don’t Miss You
Jul 31, 2018 • 21 min
Dawn and David Sagar talk about the idea of detachment and the effects that multiple transitions have on personal and family relationships. —- Support this podcast:
005 Where Do We Belong?
Jul 17, 2018 • 18 min
Jonathan (Jonyo) Hall goes tells his life story, chronicling the search for belonging he is still on. —- Support this podcast:
004 Processing Grief
Jun 27, 2018 • 10 min
Esther Bendele shares a story of how not being given the space to process grief felt from her families major moves has affected her and her siblings as they have grown up. —- Support this podcast:
003 I Love Home, I love Home Not
Jun 14, 2018 • 12 min
Josh Schumacher tells two stories of two different transitions back to the US and how differently he responded to them. He talks about the dangers of both transition attitude extremes. —- Support this podcast:
002 Knowing the Family Buisness
May 30, 2018 • 12 min
Listen to Annessa Voss share a story about her involvement with her parents ministry and the importance for TCK’s to know why they are in the country that they are living in and what their parents are doing —- Support this podcast:…
001 God’s Provision on the Border
May 10, 2018 • 12 min
Intro to TCK Tales, term definition and Cameron McManus tells an incredible story of God looking out for him and his family on one of their many drives across the Mexican American border. —- Support this podcast: