While we continue to heed the theological caution of the Reformers as they faced the Islamic faith on the borders of Europe, we need to seek new opportunities to engage with our Muslim neighbors.
Work of the devil? Work of the Triune God? Work of angels? Work of humans? Touchable? Untouchable? Genius in its composition? A disordered work of fiction? These are no new questions for the Christian who would approach the sacred text which Muslims describe as "noble" "unchanged" "final" and "...
Not long ago, the leader of a large school of missions said, "We view all missions' practice through the lens of the social sciences." Knowing the context in which this was spoken would tell this observer that:
The social sciences like anthropology and sociology are becoming the main...
On May 24, churches around the world will celebrate Pentecost Sunday. What is the connection between tongues of fire and mission work? Keep reading to find out!
Learn how World Renew & World Missions are responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Prizing earthly comfort drives us to selfishness, cowardice, and apathy. When we seek comfort, we fail to trust that God will provide for us even when we personally dislike our circumstances.
Check out the Youth Ministry section for an interesting and timely series on short term missions!
Come learn from Dr. Atef Gendy, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt, who will be at Calvin Seminary on April 19.
Do we, as Christian Reformed folks, find our identity first in Christ or in our own traditions?
Accad says: "....Your view of Islam will affect your attitude to Muslims. Your attitude will, in turn influence your approach to Christian-Muslim interaction, and that approach will affect the ultimate outcome of your presence as a witness among Muslims."
The Lebanese scholar...
The influence of youth in missions and development is often overlooked. But even though we aren’t making donations or writing books, young people like myself are doing big things.
Greetings scholars of Christ:
The Mormon man said to me, "All I want to do is to help the children given to you from the Heavenly Father to love Jesus." Compelling at first glance, but at a second look, a great challenge. The challenge is that he used Christian words, which...
Learn more about World Renew's director, Andrew Ryskamp.
In an era of growing tensions between religious communities, we are endeavoring to discuss peace at an event to be held at Calvin Theological Seminary on Feb 13. Join us!
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I was nervous about safety, travel, finding community, and other things, but, strangely, I was more afraid about raising support than almost anything else.
When we talk about community development, what are we really saying?
Subscribe to the OSJ's Advent daily devotional to refocus on celebrating God's redemptive work and anticipating his second coming this season.
People sometimes wonder what percentage of their church's budget ought to be devoted to missions. Some statistics from other churches might be helpful in thinking about the issue.
Deepening the relationship between your church and its missionaries may benefit from "being there." This article provides ways and means of making the most of a field visit for the benefit of your church and its missionaries.
One of the questions that churches are starting to ask is how we can dialogue with our Muslim neighbors in a way that is honest and faithful?
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? We are grateful for God's work in the Philippines this past year!
As Christians who have the orders to take the Gospel to every ethnic group on this planet, we might be well advised to understand some of the attitudes that we will encounter. As we encounter Muslim believers it would be wise to understand the Islamic doctrine of al-walāʾ wa-l-barāʾ. In a...
193 riders making up 40 teams joined together for an autumn day of cycling in a collective effort for poverty alleviation. Sarah Williams, one of the riders, reflected on her experience riding with Sea to Sea...
This webinar will explore ways in which the church and its leaders can equip and encourage members to see God in their workplace and to live out their faith as Kingdom workers there.