Cody Cunningham | July 12, 2019 | Topic: History of Missions
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On July 12, 1739, a 21-year-old man experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Since it was the time of the First Great Awakening, this man was one of many in the American colonies who were experiencing a powerful movement of God’s redeeming grace. He searched for relief, having come to the realization that his […]

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Cody Cunningham | June 3, 2019 | Topic: Book Review

As Christianity in the West begins to lose some of its cultural influence, many Christians are wringing their hands in fear or anxiety. These are new waters for those who have grown up where religion has played such a key role within society. In Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in Our Own […]

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Sam Behar | May 27, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missions and the Church

A reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13 Knowing the role you play on a team is a key to success for your team. The closer shouldn’t start the game in baseball. The punter shouldn’t play quarterback. The same is true at an even deeper level in the proclamation of the gospel. Paul talks about the different […]

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Sam Behar | May 20, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missionary Life

“The Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” (Matthew 16:24) Jesus spoke about how much it would cost a person to follow Him on several occasions. At other times, Jesus set the bar very high for the kind of righteousness […]

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Here at Reaching and Teaching we are known for our emphasis on training pastors and church leaders. The need for such teaching is apparent. It is estimated that about 85% of the pastors in the world have little to no theological training. Though it is difficult to precisely confirm this number, we have seen great […]

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Ryan Robertson | May 2, 2019 | Topic: Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. This is a day that is designated by Congress and set aside for the nation to turn to the Lord in prayer. While our lives should be marked by prayer throughout the year, a National Day of prayer gives us an occasion to highlight […]

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Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary  How would you feel if one day you were sitting in a restaurant, and you noticed that the server was going around collecting other people’s leftovers and bringing them to you? You would probably be upset! I don’t think any paying customers would be okay with this. When […]

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Jon Deedrick | April 25, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missions and the Church

At the 2019 The Gospel Coalition National Conference, Jon Deedrick sat down with Matt Smethurst in between plenary sessions to chat about encouraging trends in missions. During this conversation, Jon discusses what the Lord is doing around the world, as well as the heart of RTIM —strengthening churches for the advance of the gospel around […]

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Sam Behar | April 1, 2019 | Topic: Missiology

How do you know if you are called to missions? “Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?” — William Carey Because you are reading a blog on reachingandteaching.org, you are probably aware that there is great need for missions. You likely […]

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Jason Wright | March 25, 2019 | Topic: Missiology

In June of last year, a journalist for Science magazine wrote an article revealing new discoveries made by archeologists in Mexico City.1 Here, in one of the world’s biggest cities, was an ancient site of the Aztec people where human sacrifices were made. In a complex ritual, priests would cut out the still-beating heart of […]

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