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From ‘Ubuntu’ to Koinōnia

This is a video that anyone who is interested in mission or church work should make time to watch.

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Healing the Wounds of Trauma

We have personally experienced civil unrest and war in 3 different African countries. We have been evacuated 5 times. During our first workshop, we began to experience healing from our own trauma, even while helping others work through theirs.

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Millennials and Mission: The Lecturer

I wonder whether there may be some hints in this story of what global mission needs to feel like from a UK perspective as millennials increasingly emerge as leaders in our context: Friendship, mutuality, equality, meaning, participation…and how can these ideas be adapted to, for example, a church-to-church partnership? Let’s keep thinking and praying, and indeed listening to millennials…

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Bible and Mission Links 41

Lots of thought provoking stuff for church leaders, missionaries, Bible translators and others.

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Of Whom The World Is Not Worthy

And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.

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Books I Have Read: Africans and Africa in the Bible

Africans are not late recipients of the gospel message; they are truly a part of the Christian message and that can be seen through their history, their ethnicity, and their geography, for all three can be traced through the Scriptures.

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Bible and Mission Links 40

There must be something of interest here; even if you don’t watch the video which shows me trying to pretend that I’m not freezing cold while talking about Africa.

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Books I Have Read: The Godless Delusion

This book provides an interesting trip through aspects of anthropology, linguistics and intercultural dialogue. In doing so, it provides a new way of looking at issues such as dependency, short-term mission and the reality of the supernatural.

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35 Years as Nomads for the Kingdom

It’s 35 years this month since we left our jobs and started on an adventure that has carried us around the world, with more house moves than we can count; thanks to God and some incredible supporters.

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Bible and Mission Links 38

Some interesting stuff, some encouraging stuff and some downright disturbing stuff. A roundup of things that have caught my eye over the last month or two.