"In twenty-five years we never saw one Bedouin tribesman come to Jesus Christ. In twenty-five years not even one came to our tent to ask us more about Jesus.
In 1908, C.T. Studd was deeply challenged by Dr Karl Kumm. Dr Kumm, who had walked across Africa, said that explorers had been to the middle of the continent, as well as big-game hunters, Arabs and traders, European officials and scientists, but no Christian had ever gone to tell of Jesus. C.T. Studd wrote “The shame sank deep into one’s soul”. The result was that he heard and obeyed God’s call for him to go. A couple of years later, with co-worker Alfred Buxton, he sailed for the Belgium Congo and began sharing the Gospel.
After my 7 year-old's birthday, one of the things we agreed it was good to do was getting her to use "big people's toothpaste". Up til now, she's been using the one for "little kids". Just one problem...She hated the taste of the big people's one!
"Why did God need so many animal sacrifices (refering to the feast of Tabernacles, Numbers 29); just to make himself feel good? Wouldn't it have been better to give that food to the poor?"
Modules at Worldview fall into two areas of study: either Bible and Theology or Mission and Culture. Needless to say the module Reformers in the Old Testament is a Bible subject and saw students read the Minor Prophets and read the Minor Prophets and read and read….. Themes began to jump off the page. While not despising the value of secondary resources, students commented on how spiritually uplifting it was to concentrate so much on reading the Bible itself. HaNa said “I discovered the Gospel in the Old Testament”.
As I finished my eye appointment where I had drops put in to widen my pupils, they offered me a pair of cut-out shades to protect me from the sun's glare on my eyes. Little did I know the lessons I'd learn through it.
During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, there was a shortage of currency in the British Empire. Representatives carefully searched the nation in hopes of finding silver to meet the emergency.
As I sat here with my 7 year old (on school holidays), I asked her 'What should I write a blog about?'. Her response was very telling.
For many years Operation World has been a “must have” for anyone interested in mission and especially for praying for countries of the world. The Operation World website also provides valuable resources for prayer. Now the Operation World team has developed a new webpage specifically for churches.
This exciting module at Worldview Centre For Intercultural Studies is designed to inspire, equip and give confidence to anyone who is concerned to use culturally appropriate expressions of arts in Christian ministry.
The four-week module is made up of two halves:
Part A “Arts in Mission Foundations” (two weeks)
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