Has anybody seen our missionary heroes? Has anyone heard a dynamic, riveting missions sermon lately? Who can name ten contemporary, outstanding missionary role models under fifty? Where have they gone? Why are they so scarce? I was talking with a colleague recently and asked him to name the most motivational missions preachers of our day. […]

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One of the first lessons that I teach my missions students is that you cannot enter, understand, and minister effectively among a people group without understanding their culture, worldview, and, specifically, their religion. The culture, worldview, and religion of a people inform the ways that they understand the universe, make and enforce their laws, explain […]

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You are one of the last of the few people in the world who speak English. You have watched the other English speakers die of old age, disease, natural disasters, and wars, and be absorbed into the cultures around you. There are not many of you left. The day finally comes when you are the […]

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This is my first trip to Cuba. I have been interested in Cuba for as long as I can remember. So many aspects of it are fascinating to me. I remember people talking about the Cuban missile crisis more than I remember the crisis itself, but having been born in 1957 and growing up in […]

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Another semester of classes is done, and except for minor details like the final examination, is in the books. Of course, the students reading this would respond, “that’s kind of like saying minor surgery is what happens to other people!” Like the students, I am usually glad to see it finally wind down. I know […]

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Every once in a while God lets you get a glimpse of His sovereignty and providence at work. Spring break was one of those times for me, my son Christopher, and three other young men from our church. Our church has partnered with the IMB missionaries in southern Peru to participate in REAP South. This […]

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“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” (I Corinthians 15:58) One of the difficulties of serving as a missionary is battling the oppressive feeling that you are laboring alone, buried in obscurity and forgotten. The struggle […]

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