Missionaries often say that they learned far more than they ever taught – but what are the implications of this?
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.
Some thoughts about churches supporting missionaries in other countries, rather than sending Brits overseas.
Can we in the West take a step back, take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture? We have brothers and sisters globally (their kids included) facing real threats to their life for trying to reach their neighbors with the Gospel
In which I am almost persuaded of the need for more translations of the Bible in English and lots of other stuff.
I may read a better book this year, but with only three months left, it seems highly unlikely unless something really good crosses my desk. Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind is readable, interesting, highly informative and it is important; whoever you are, you should read it.
People are forever making claims about doing mission in a biblical way. The problem is that the Bible offers us lots of different examples of how to do mission and some of them are not altogether positive.
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.
As Christians, we have a responsibility to pray for our governments and to work for the best for our homelands. However, this should never compromise our first loyalty to the church and to Jesus. We might have the desire to make our land great again, but if this means putting others down, then as Christians we must stand against it. We are Christians first and foremost and our fellow citizens are in every country of the world, not just in the one where we happened to be born.
Only God Knows Who Are His. The starting point has to be that God is the only arbiter of who is and who is not a Christian. We can draw our lines where we will, but we will be wrong.