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John Gunter

John Gunter grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but has lived in East Asia for most of the past 15 years. John loves his life in Asia but misses his family, friends, church, baseball and bar-b-que (in that order) immensely. He enjoys scuba diving when the time and location permits. John blogs at on issues of faith, purpose, singleness and Asia.

The Vitality Of Leaning Into Pain

As I pulled up to my house just off of the Georgia Tech campus, I was excited to get home and see my roommates. I had been in Florida for the previous two days celebrating my Grandmother’s 82nd birthday. It was a good time. My friend Phil Clarke and I had gotten into a habit of often walking around the campus …

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3 Pictures Of TRUE Contentment In My Life

A little while ago, a good friend of mine asked me, “When have you ever felt ‘this is it’”?  It was just another way of asking, “When in life have you been completely content?” The more I thought about this question, three images or pictures kept coming to mind. All three pictures are representative of larger themes of contentment in …

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A Prayer From College Still Prayed Today

When I came to faith in Christ back in college, my mind was rough, to say the least.  It was packed with rapid-fire emotions and thoughts of aggression, anxieties, lusts and everything else which vie for the mind of men. I was living in a fraternity house, trying to figure out life as a new follower of Christ, and loving …

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Listening To God During Times Of Discouragement

Recently, I was talking with a close Christian brother. He lives in a different city than I do, yet we see each other fairly often. We met for coffee and to talk about life and work. My friend is a man of courage and integrity. He is a great father and husband. He is intelligent and a graduate of one of the …

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An Awkward Conversation About Singleness

Recently I was sitting with a pastor friend of mine. He is a wonderful man, very smart, with a great heart for the Lord and the work of the Kingdom of God. He has sacrificed for the advancement of the Gospel in ways I can’t imagine, as he lives and works in a part of the world where the government oppresses …

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10 Times When Being Single Stinks

As I type this, I have 4 hours and 50 minutes to go on this flight. Not too bad, except for the fact that I have already been on this airplane for over 9 hours. Unconscious bodies are strewn everywhere, with only the flicker of seat-back movie screens cutting through the darkness. It is 3:29am where I departed. Yet I …

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Where Singles Ministries Fail And Succeed

It was spring of my senior year in college. My friend Phil and I decided to go to our first ever “singles Bible study.” There was one in our city that was making all kinds of buzz. Thousands were showing up. “The teaching and music are amazing” we were hearing everywhere. We decided to give it a shot. What we …

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Three Thoughts From A Man About Being Single

Let me clear the air about where I am in life. I am a single male. I recently passed the dreaded precipice of 40.  I live in Asia and have lived here for most of the last 12 years. My work takes me back to America a few times a year, but my adult life has largely been invested in …

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