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Missions

10 things I enjoy about international travel

Tony and I have had the privilege of visiting many different countries (30+), many of them in a ministry/teaching context. Here’s what I love about international travel: Hearing incredible stories of how God is at work in different nations. Many of them cannot be publicly spoken of, but they help to raise my faith level and challenge… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Hierarchy and discipleship

Some of our deepest theological conversations occur in our hot tub. This past weekend was no exception. Some close missionary friends of ours who work in Asia came to stay. We always have fun  debates with them, Here’s the gist of one of our conversations that took place late at night in our jacuzzi: Missionary:… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Two ways past culture affects women today

In my last post I shared a very funny video–but with an underlying message that affects women in the church today. For the past few centuries, women have been perceived as having one of two roles (and yes, I know that this isn’t true for those brought up in poverty). But here is what secular… Read More

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Missions

What does humor have to do with mission?

Photo credit: Gary Wilmore (Creative Commons) There is a saying that the British and Americans are two nations separated by a common language. That proved very true when we moved from the UK to the States in 1987.  We naively anticipated that with a common language, the transition would be an easy one. How wrong… Read More

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Missions: the bad!

Photo credit: Felix Krohn (Creative Commons) Tony and I were in Nepal training church planters: "What should simple/organic church should look like?" someone asked me. My answer surprised them: "It should look Nepalese!" I have a photo in my possession that epitomizes the problem with much of what is seen on the mission field today.… Read More