In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. This is the third in our series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. If you have ever traveled, you know that it can be expensive and time-consuming to plan. This is also true for any missions […]

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Sam Behar | August 16, 2018 | Topic: Culturality, Missiology, Missionary Life

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. For me, it’s strange to think of culture as a barrier. I love studying culture and talking about cultural differences. I enjoy […]

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In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them.   LANGUAGE 日本語を理解しますか? ¿Hablas español? Let’s face it… language is hard. The language barrier is what makes so many people scared to […]

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Since the day of Pentecost and the beginnings of the Church, persecution against the Church has been a reality. Stephen, the first martyr, was stoned to death for his bold proclamation of the gospel. The apostles were threatened not to “preach in this name,” which is to say the name of Jesus. James the apostle […]

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In order to obey the unfinished task we received from our Master—to make disciples of all nations—we need a sola gratia gospel. The message that God saves by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is the only gospel that brings people from darkness to light, the only good news that produces true followers of Christ, and […]

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What is the Mission of the Church? Over the past several decades, this question has been a matter of considerable debate among Christians. Should the term “mission” be used exclusively to refer to the task of evangelism and disciple-making, or can it be broadened to include socially-oriented activities? Some missiologists, for example, see mission as […]

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Luther famously addressed the Diet of Worms in 1521, “My conscience is captive to the Word of God.” Indeed, central to the Reformation was the idea of sola scriptura, the idea that the Scriptures alone are authoritative and sufficient for both faith and practice. This doctrine was contra the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, which […]

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