This list is intended to help churches reflect on practical ways to provide support to the bodies, souls, and spirits of the missionaries that they send out.
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?
At an ornate church in London, England, there is a special memorial for the "Unknown Soldier." The memorial has four inscriptions that sounds great on first flush but risk being nothing more than sentimental humanism.
In his challenging article "Why Expository Preaching is the Power for Pastoral Ministry" Michael Milton demonstrates from the Scripture eight benefits of constant, consistent and careful opening of God's Word.
On Nov. 29, 1868, Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon on effectual calling, using the call of Abraham (Genesis 12) as his example. The sermon is a gold mine of advice for missionaries and evangelists. Here are a few nuggets:
In the face of threats to shut down the Gospel proclamation (Acts 4) the apostles prayed for courage and the Holy Spirit gave them additional boldness. The apostles spoke as fearless ambassadors of Jesus with his authority.
As the CRCNA faces the changing winds of doctrine, one might wonder if a bit of contextualization theory might help it to ascertain the big picture behind some of the issues of the day?
Contextualization is not just the stuff of foreign missions. It affects how high-school age students think about living out the Gospel in the local context.
Let's look at four possible types of followers of Jesus in this blog piece.
Yes, I agree that giving is certainly a vital part of Christian worship. Glad you highlighted that. What the pastor was getting at is that fundraising has become a...posted on: Sending Missionaries in Ways 'Worthy of God'
The rendition of the Qur'an by Saskas and Hungerford, i.e. The Qur’an with references to the Bible: A Contemporary Understanding (Fairfax, VA: Bridges of...
Thank you for the kind comments, Eric:
You hit the nail on the head. If we treat the Bible as being "Thus says the LORD" written, and we truly understand who this LORD is, then we will...
Global Mission. Amen to that.
Resonate. For all the nice talk given above and in the video, a few vital items are missing:
a. The whole counsel of God,...posted on: New Mission Agency - Behind the New Name
Just how much should the Church [in this case the CRC] get involved with anything or everything?
It appears that a number of comments, including an allusion in my previous post, touch...
Matthew you raise many important points. Here are a few areas in which I can wholeheartedly agree:
1. Governments should be allowed to set policies.
Hello Josh and company:
The survey lacks the ability to suggest other names than the ones presented. Sure, one can comment on them, but it has the feel of being corralled somewhat....posted on: Help Us Name the New Mission Agency!
Humble, contrite, tremble.
"But this is the one to whom I will look:
he who is humble and contrite in spirit
and trembles at my word." (Isaiah 66:2)
Great questions. In a nutshell, I would say that the presuppostions behind dedication or infant baptism are as follows:
a. The first big question. Are we dedicated...
In no particular order, here are a few pointers for reading a report.
a. Have a few people read the same report.
b. Have them compare notes.