First Things

I was six months into my role as Managing Director of Eagle Television in Mongolia when our station–the first independent TV station in Mongolia’s history, and the only local Christian…

Mixing Our Message

Christians need to speak the language of the culture in which they live. But is incorporating the secular diluting the message of Christ? There are many schools of thought on…

Behaving Badly

It was my first day of work at Eagle TV in Mongolia. I had just been installed as the new Managing Director. I was managing a team of 80 people…

Be Willing To Take The Loss

It was a hush hush operation. With just a few people sworn to secrecy, we packed up a TV station into a container and hauled it away to a secret…

You can never make a good deal with a bad person and you can never make a bad deal with a good person

One of our board members of Eagle TV in Mongolia was Roger Stewart, who used to say this to me all the time, “Tom, you can never make a good…

It’s Not Personal, Tom. It’s Just Business

I sat across the table from my opponent. Talking to this man was so frustrating that I could barely stand it. My assistant translated everything he said, but I could…

Looking For Your Bible in a Toilet

Here’s an oldie from 2008, ten years ago, but still relevant today. Where did you get your Bible? I’m sitting in my home office, my desk covered with four different…

Eagle News Has Lost It’s Way

This will be my last word on the controversy regarding Eagle TV’s abandonment of neutrality and fairness in its political reporting. Eagle news өөрийн замаа алджээ. Гэхдээ найдвар байна.  I…

Mongolia’s New Media Oppression

The journalist sat in my office at Eagle TV to tell me one thing, “I am afraid.” I had just concluded a meeting with our news department. We were discussing…

Boogers & Forgiveness

What do you want to be remembered for? I’d like to think that the last ten years of my life will be remembered by my friends in Mongolia as positive…