Lisa Brock | November 26, 2018 | Topic: Advent

Each year during the Christmas season, I look forward to digging deeper into the meaning of the name Immanuel. The songs, sermons, blog posts, cards, poems, and even the natural direction of my personal Bible study all afford the opportunity to refresh and renew my understanding of this name. The Old Testament, Immanuel (Hebrew: עִמָּנוּאֵל‬ meaning, “God […]

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Jon Deedrick | November 21, 2018 | Topic: Reaching & Teaching Updates

Thanksgiving is a natural time to take inventory of the last year, recounting all that God has tangibly done for us. If you’re like me, your mind migrates toward the obvious, seen gifts of physical provision, health, family, answers to prayer, and so on. We certainly ought to thank God for these things. The Bible […]

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Eric and Danica Absiror | November 19, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

My family and I arrived in Argentina about nine months ago, and we have been studying in language school for about eight months so far. Since arriving in Argentina, we have had time to evaluate what it has been like to learn a new language. Here are some of our observations after nine months. Learning […]

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Alex Daher | November 14, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

We are dreamers. A student dreams about graduating and finding a nice job. A business owner dreams about a bigger company. A recently married couple dreams about a house filled with kids and a friendly dog in the backyard. A missionary dreams about seeing many coming to the Lord. A pastor dreams about a church […]

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Rachel Ware | November 12, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of traveling with Tropical Farms Baptist Church to Cuenca, Ecuador on one of Reaching & Teaching’s training trips. It was not my first time overseas, but it was a trip of firsts: my first trip with RTIM, my first journey to South America, and my first time […]

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Anthony Steele | November 7, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This February, we mourned the passing of Billy Graham. Had he lived until November 7, 2018, he would have reached 100 years of age. Billy Graham had a preaching ministry that impacted the world perhaps more than any other in modern history. There are those who debate the effectiveness of Billy Graham’s ministry and methodology […]

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Jacob Truman | November 5, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

Stephen King’s 2011 novel, 11/22/63 tells the story of a man named Jake Epping, who has been shown a portal leading back in time to 1958. Jake is determined to use this portal to change the past, hoping to create a better future. What he quickly discovers, however, is that the past doesn’t much like […]

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Mat Kountz | October 31, 2018 | Topic: Global Voices

The man who has mentored me for the last two and a half years is a piece of Ecuadorian Church History. He was the first Ecuadorian pastor in my province and planted many of the churches from which my current students come. His name is Victor Molina.   In my job as a missionary professor […]

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Sam Behar | October 29, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

Matthew 13 is famous for its parables. Jesus mixes in some interesting themes: judgment, the kingdom of heaven, and more. Recently, I read through this passage, and I was struck by three parables. These parables are significant when we consider the missionary task and our motivation for missions. In Matthew 13:44-46, we see two beautiful […]

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Sam Behar | October 24, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

What is the goal of missions? John Piper famously said in Let the Nations Be Glad that missions exists because worship does not. I’ve always liked the idea, but only recently did I come to more fully appreciate his message. Let’s first consider the world we live in. We live in a fast-paced media-driven society. […]

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