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Initial Observations of Mission Agency Responses to Coronavirus

This initial analysis reveals a weakness in the online presence of a number of mission agencies. A number of websites had news sections which had not been updated recently; in one case the latest item of news dated back to 2016.

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Questions 4: Short-Term Mission

What should a church leader do when a member of their congregation says that they want to go on a short term mission trip?

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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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Bible and Mission Links 36

Some quirky Bible stuff, something on persecution, some inspiring mission stories and a consideration of the role of short-term dentists.

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What Exactly Is Short-Term Mission?

In which I attempt to define objective criteria for distinguishing between short-term and long-term mission.

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Reviews

Books I Have Read: A Smouldering Wick

If you are involved in short-term mission and you don’t read this, then you are not taking your job seriously enough!

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Posts from the Past: Issues With Voluntourism

This one is from July 2014 and the original article that it refers to is no longer available, but it still has a point to make. . I would quite cheerfully, never write another blog post about short-term mission; it’s a subject that we’ve covered fairly regularly over the years and I keep thinking that there is […]

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Mission

It’s Not About You; It Might Be About Them

When the focus is on what the “missionary” gets out of the process, it ceases to be mission in any meaningful sense of the word.

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… For the Fish

As the internet gets increasingly fractious, we need to consciously think of ways in which we can thank and encourage those who have helped us.

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Two Missions?

A simplified way of classifying mission from the point of view of the local church congregation.