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Eschatology and the “need for speed” in missions

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. 

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Music as Mission

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.

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Have We Lost the Art of Conversation?

When was the last time we struck up a conversation with a stranger, much less our neighbor? What if every person in our churches initiated conversations on a regular basis? What would we learn about where God is working in the world?

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But Is It Safe?

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.

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Operation Ruby Slipper

World Renew has launched Operation Ruby Slipper, a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign to encourage teens and young adults to take action and help hurricane survivors get back home. Register a team today! 

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The Posture of Peacemaking

When we think of peacemaking, we think of it in the context of reconciliation. In order to achieve true reconciliation and lasting peace, we need to begin with understanding God’s original intent for humanity.

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More Missionaries Please

Setting out into the world with God’s Word has always been, and will always be, challenging. But I've seen a care from the CRC and Resonate Global Mission to look after and equip missionaries in healthy, effective ways. 

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The Posture of Learning

When we talk about mission, we must keep in mind that we can always learn from one another instead of assuming we have the answers. There is no need to impress anyone but to be humble in learning. 

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The Posture of Listening

“God gave you two ears and only one mouth for a reason!” my Sunday School teacher declared. Years later, working in the field of "mission," those words are immensely helpful.

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Raise Hell for Justice in Palestine

As I listened to Father Chacour described the oppression the Palestinian people experience under the Israeli occupation, I was convicted by his challenge. Am I willing to raise hell for justice in Palestine?

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The Living Stones of Palestine

According to Daoud Nassar, most tourists go to the holy land to see dead stones. They don't see how the people of Palestine live under the Israeli occupation. Our team went to see the living stones of Palestine. 

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Worshiping Allah in Bethlehem

Christians in Bethlehem are among the oldest followers of Jesus in the world. I have been tremendously blessed to worship with my Palestinian brothers and sisters in the birthplace of our Savior.

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The Process of Learning

My focus during the week moved to loving the kids well. Though I wanted them to learn about teamwork and challenge, I hope they especially gained a view of what love should look like. 

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