Tag Archives | Mission

For Those Who Wait (A Life Overseas)

Advent is a season that celebrates and marks the discomfort of waiting, as we consider how the saints waited for Jesus’ appearance, and how we long for this world to be restored at Jesus’ second coming.

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For Every Wannabe Missionary (Assimilate or Go Home)

To be drawn towards a people group or country doesn’t mean you swoop in to fix their problems, or try and make them assimilate to your culture, but to listen and adapt yourself to their culture. It is to open your eyes to the weaknesses and arrogance of your own culture, and to change not the people but yourself. True mission is not so much about giving as learning to receive; not so much about speaking as listening.

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Open Your Eyes: Sorting out vision

“I don’t know about you, but if I were Paul, I would have been tempted to just enjoy the unexpected holiday. He was in Athens…”     Laura Krokos has a real passion for the Bible and an excellent devotional blog. I’m excited to be guest-posting there today on the topic of spiritual vision – […]

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Here she is. Send her.

I was in a church service, worshipping God. The preacher stopped, and said, ‘there are some here whom God is calling to mission. If you think that’s you, then come to the front.’   My spirit leapt within me as soon as I heard those words, my heart bursting with love for God and a […]

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Wrecked: the surprising cure for dissatisfaction

“What do you want to do when you leave university?”   I remember asking this question to a bunch of Oxford students a few years back. To my surprise, the majority replied simply, ‘I don’t want to do anything particularly, I just want to be happy. That’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it?’   […]

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