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Sending or Receiving?

Do you remember, like me, sending Bibles in other languages to churches around the world? Today, the tables have turned and now many in the church see North America as the mission field. 

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Bucket-Filling Moments

Our Circle of Friends groups are now keenly aware of the invisible buckets that float above our heads each day. Good friends learn how to pay close attention to those mysterious floating buckets.

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Getting the Feel of It

I’ve learned through experience that feelings are important, but not always trustworthy. If I’d have let my feelings guide me, I’d never have gone to Africa.

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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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