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They Taught Me More Than I Ever Taught Them

Missionaries often say that they learned far more than they ever taught – but what are the implications of this?

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Questions 10: Are We All Missionaries?

I answered this question in a blog post many moons ago, but the answer that I would give today is slightly different, so I thought it worth revisiting. Firstly, although the question is one that recurs fairly regularly, I’m not sure that it is entirely helpful. In this series, I’ve shown that mission is a […]

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Questions 7: Why Is Missionary Support So Expensive?

In the popular imagination, missionaries are people who give up everything to go and serve God in faraway places. However, in the real world, when missionaries come to raise funds for their work, they often have budgets which dwarf the salaries of the people they are trying to get to support them.

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Questions 6: What On Earth Is A Missionary?

There is no hard and fast definition of what constitutes a missionary, but here are four qualities that are part of the whole.

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Bible and Mission Links 39

In which I am almost persuaded of the need for more translations of the Bible in English and lots of other stuff.

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We Must Resist the Hype

When we give in to the temptation of giving a positive spin to our stories we are effectively denying the God that we claim to be serving – it’s that serious.

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Bible Translation

Reasons for Bible Translation: Missionaries

Bible translation as an antidote to missionaries!

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Can A Church Have Too Many Missionaries?

If I wanted to get there, I wouldn’t start from here.