Category Archives: Gentile nations

Incarnational Mission, Part II: Refugees

                                                               Arrival in Lesbos If we have grown accustomed to … Continue reading

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Finding the Fields

If we cannot be part of the lives in these unharvested fields, we go against biblical principles. Isn’t that the essence of Christ’s Great Commission in John: “As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” That’s the call … Continue reading

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Codes of Honor

Distributing Bibles in a city north of Islamabad My rule of thumb for handling cross-cultural differences is to get to the point where I can say that the difference makes perfect sense to me. This allows me to show respect … Continue reading

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Danger! Stay away!

The Martyrdom of St. Mark, by Fra Angelico Why on earth would anyone voluntarily go to a tribe or people who have the show violence? Especially lethal violence towards Christians! These are people who have no interest in the Gospel, … Continue reading

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The Qashqa’i of Iran

A Qashqa’i Clan The point of the Thoroughbred analogy of last week is that God is a mighty God and always at work in mighty ways: “…more than we can desire or ask for,” as Cranmer wrote in one of his … Continue reading

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The Church as Thoroughbred

  I give you the thoroughbred horse as an image for the local church. I mean a muscle-rippling, hot and eager horse, eyes flashing, hooves pawing, nostrils sucking air, and ears alert. This horse is poised with explosive power, anticipating … Continue reading

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Bottom Dwellers, Black Holes, and the Bagri

The Tadpole Galaxy I have been enthralled—yes, that is the mot juste—by watching a series of lectures on the Hubble Space Telescope. The pictures, like my namesake above, are out of this world. (You can quote me on that.) Hubble has … Continue reading

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