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The Missionary’s Question: To Live or Die?

“For to me  to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.  I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is  to depart and  be with Christ, for tha...

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5 Ways to (Still) Pray for Afghanistan

It was Tuesday, September 11, 2001. My fourth-grade teacher came into our classroom mid-morning and announced that the Twin Towers had been attacked. As the day unfolded, we learned Osama Bin Laden had orchestrated the attack. My classmate ...
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The Missionary and His Gospel

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cepha...
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The Sine Qua Non of Theological Education

“That’s exactly the opposite of what I just said.” So much for my efforts to speak in the least confrontational terms possible! My assigned speaking topic at an evangelical multi-seminary conference was “Scripture and Worship.” S...
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5 Christian Activities We Mistake for Missions

The definition of missions is breaking down. Survey your local Christian bookstore or blog, and you’ll see different, overlapping, and sometimes contradictory definitions of terms like mission, missions, missional, and missionary from chu...
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Why Risk Is Still Right

Several years ago, when I was contemplating a transition from my role as a youth pastor into missions mobilization, one of the questions that gripped me was: Am I deserting my “flock”? How many of the young adults I’m leaving behind will make shipwre...
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Global Missions through the Bible: 1 and 2 Peter

The apostle Peter’s letters to the churches of Asia Minor are missionary literature. They essentially teach Christians how to live as missionaries—that is, as “sojourners and exiles” (1 Pet. 2:11 ESV). Dr. Eckhard Schnabel describes...