Ryan Robertson | October 10, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This is the sixth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at another missionary who played a part in the movement. Born in Aberdeen in 1848, Mary Slessor was a forerunner for hard-working female missionaries in pioneer work on the continent of Africa. “Exploration and pioneer […]

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Trevor Holloway | October 8, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

It feels like my family and I only just landed in the U.S. for a home assignment after completing our first term on the mission field. Yet, our return to Peru is just a few days away! Visiting family, friends, and ministry partners over the last few months has been full of joy. As I […]

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Ryan Robertson | October 3, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This is the fifth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at two more missionaries who played a part in the movement. Robert Moffat Born in East Lothian in 1795, Robert Moffat was one of the most influential missionaries in Africa. One historian claimed that he […]

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Cody Cunningham | October 1, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And […]

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Ryan Robertson | September 26, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This is the fourth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at another Scottish missionary who played a part in the movement. John Paton was born in 1824 in Dunfries, Scotland. It was here that the seeds of John Paton’s missionary call were planted, watered, and […]

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Jimmy Winfrey | September 24, 2018 | Topic: Missiology, Pastoral Training

Last week, we continued our series on Cuenca by examining the changes observed among Cuencan Millennials. This week, we’ll end our series by looking more deeply into how religious worldviews are changing in Ecuador and what that means for ministry in Cuenca. Through an interview process, I expected to find that yes, a significant religious […]

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Ryan Robertson | September 19, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This is the third of a series of posts examining Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. While the first two posts examined some of the factors that contributed to Scotland’s incredible missionary sending, the next four posts will examine various Scottish individuals who played a part in the movement. Each person had […]

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Jimmy Winfrey | September 17, 2018 | Topic: Culturality, Missiology

Last week, we began looking at the changes in Cuencan youth by examining the history of Ecuador. This week, we’ll dive into the changes observed among Cuencan Millennials and why these changes may be happening. Prior to moving to Ecuador, I was aware of the growing number of nones among Millennials, young adults born between […]

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Last week, we began a series of posts studying what caused the small country of Scotland to play such a large role in the Great Century of Missions. In our first post, we discussed the evangelical revival that took place in Scotland and the preachers who consistently preached on sin, grace, and salvation. This week, […]

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Jimmy Winfrey | September 10, 2018 | Topic: Culturality, Missiology

After growing up in the United States and now living and serving as a missionary in Cuenca, Ecuador, for the past two years, I have experienced firsthand the major cultural differences between the two cultures. These differences are evident in everyday life, including work, leisure, family, and religious activities. I’d like to share with you […]

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