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Contextualisation

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September 2011
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Contextualisation

Contextualisation What exactly is contextualisation? This article seeks to explain, in simple terms, to non-missionary readers what contextualisation involves and the aims of those missionaries who recommend contextualisation methods. As we do so, we will begin to understand why there is such acrimonious debate for and against contextualisation.     Although this article relates to…

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The global slave trade today

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August 2011
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The global slave trade today

The global slave trade today 1. Slavery today is defined as forced labour without pay under threat of violence. 2. 600,000-800,000 people are trafficked internationally every year; about 80 per cent are women and children. 3. Slavery was officially abolished worldwide at the 1972 Slavery Convention, yet it continues to thrive because of the…

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Grace Baptist Mission  – 150 years of God’s faithfulness

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July 2011
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Grace Baptist Mission – 150 years of God’s faithfulness

Grace Baptist Mission    — 150 years of God’s faithfulness In the Sunday school room of the church then meeting in Keppel Street, London, the Strict Baptist Mission (SBM) began its life! It arose out of a young men’s auxiliary of the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) that became dissatisfied with the doctrine and practical…

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World Mission – In Russia too, you are what you read

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January 2011
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World Mission – In Russia too, you are what you read

In Russia too, you are what you read   Books are nearly as important for the spiritual development of a believer as listening to preaching. Being raised in an atheistic home, I was converted to the Christian faith in 1992 in a Baptist church in Minsk, Belarus.      In the first year of my…

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Utah outreach

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November 2010
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Utah outreach

Utah outreach I’m sure many of us think much the same when we hear the phrase ‘mission trip’. Understandably, we think of many places in this world where the poorest and most needy, both spiritually and materially, live.      In my case, about ten years ago at a Bible conference, God directed me to…

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World Mission – Reaching street children

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October 2010
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World Mission – Reaching street children

Reaching street children   ACTION is making a special effort in its ministry of the gospel and of compassionate care, during 2010 and 2011, to street children. The following are seven points of emphasis for its ministry:   1. Make direct contacts with street children, using teams of three or more street missionaries (never…

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World Mission – ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them’ (Mark 10:14)

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October 2010
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World Mission – ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them’ (Mark 10:14)

Doug Nichols, founder and director emeritus of compassionate ministry Action International Ministries (ACTION), recently wrote: Today is my 68th birthday. What better way to celebrate than to send out a special plea for the gospel and compassionate care to be brought to the needy children of the world. There are some 160 million street…

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World Mission – We cannot stay out of prison!

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August 2010
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World Mission – We cannot stay out of prison!

We cannot stay out of prison!   ‘Hi Tim. What on earth are you doing in here again?’      ‘Breach of licence. This geezer said I had threatened him, and I’m back inside. You know me, Gerard. He was lying’.      Tim smiled wryly and looked knowingly at me. At previous prisons he was…

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Pastor Training International

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August 2010
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Pastor Training International

Pastor Training International Churches across the world, especially in developing countries, need godly, well-taught pastors, who preach clear, biblical, Spirit-empowered sermons.      Pastor Training International (PTI) assists pastors and preachers in some of the poorest areas of the world by providing training conferences, reformed books and correspondence mentoring. PTI conferences have grown from four…

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Worship and the Great Commission (2)

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August 2010
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Worship and the Great Commission (2)

Worship and the Great Commission (2) Edgar Andrews   Worship and evangelism are more closely linked than is often appreciated, as we saw last month in considering Joshua’s encounter with the Commander of the army of the Lord (Joshua 5:13 – 6:5).   What is the link? It is that only those who are…

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June 2010
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Satan’s army

Satan’s army     The Lord’s Resistance Army terrorises southern Sudan, northern Congo, the eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and Uganda.      In 1986 a Catholic, self-proclaimed ‘prophetess’ named Alice Lakwena founded an ethnic, Acholi militia in northern Uganda in response to what she believed was the voice of the Holy Spirit ordering her…

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August 2009
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Engaging with mission

Engaging with mission   In this article on the church and mission, Daniel Grimwade takes a final look at being so missionary-minded that we are of great earthly use.   In previous articles, we have examined five principles about mission taught in Scripture: mission begins with God, who has chosen to save sinners; conscious…

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