It’s Sunday morning. Families are finding seats, people are grabbing coffee before the service and, chances are, college students seeking a church are walking through your doors. How does your church meaningfully engage these students?
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The approach that a missionary or evangelist employs can be greatly influenced by their home culture. Imagine two missionaries: the first from a culture that values respect at all costs, and the second that values success at all costs. How might this show up in their approach? What if the elements of speed and novelty are added to the mix? These questions are not just rhetorical, but occur in real life. This article will examine how Matthew 24:14 has been used to justify the need for speed in missions.
More and more, people of other faith traditions are settling in Canada and the United States and becoming our neighbours. As we navigate a changing world and society, we are seeking to integrate witness and dialogue—but how do we best approach interfaith dialogue?
On September 20, 2018, Mary Hoekstra and I left for a music ministry trip like no other. We had six 50-pound boxes of band instruments, three 50-pound suitcases containing personal effects and more instruments, and no idea what to expect once we arrived in Kenya.
My theological framework is all onboard. Then you hit this big stumbling block or barrier: there’s still a whole lot of ministry stuff that happens over coffee with other men.
It’s natural for missionaries, sending organizations, and supporters to think about safety. The question of safety is answered differently by each of us, and in the midst of diverse responses to the current crisis, it’s clear that God makes people differently.
There are a few disturbing trends in some Bible translations, which have been compared to using a Jehovah’s Witness rendition of the Bible in some cultures. How, where, and why is this being done?
Hitting the road for spring break? Here are a few mission-related podcasts that could keep you thoughtfully entertained on the interstate.