If we keep destroying habitats at the rate we are doing, we will inevitably come into contact with more animals carrying viruses that are potentially harmful to us and it is not impossible that we will encounter something that can be transmitted as easily as Covid-19, but with the mortality rate of Ebola.
Over the years, I’ve attended numerous international missions’ conferences, some of which were very helpful, and some less so. There are a couple of things that these conferences have in common; they are very expensive to run and they all involve a lot of air travel. Neither of which are ideal.
In short, believing men and women are called to tell the world in which they live that God is loving and merciful and that He gives deliverance from sin and death to all who in faith surrender to Christ.
If your natural reaction is to look to the future when things will get better, then you are less likely to thrive in mission work than someone who just settles down and makes the best of a changed situation.
As more and more translation teams are trained, the more translation consultants are needed to work with them. Yet as demand for consultants increases, many of those currently serving are retiring or are rapidly approaching retirement age.
The Evangelical Alliance in the UK have produced an interesting report on the church’s response to coronavirus, based on a survey of churches and Christian organisations. You can find the full report here, but if you are short of time, you can get the highlights in this short video. If the video doesn’t show up […]
We need to listen to the voices of BAME Christians and to allow them to speak for themselves and not explain away their experiences.
“We need a bit of biblical wisdom”
An inspiring video which is well worth five minutes of your time.
Last week, I was interviewed for the leadership journey podcast run by Alan Wilson. If you’d like to hear what I said, you can find it all here.