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The First North American Missionary—a Freed Slave

The first missionary from North America was George Liele, a former slave who left the American colonies for Jamaica in 1782 and began a ministry of preaching ...


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How All Cultures Can Domesticate the Gospel

The British theologian Leslie Newbigin told the following story to illustrate how different cultures water down the claims of Jesus:

When I was a young ...

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The Only Father Who Came Looking

In the film The Water Diviner, Russell Crowe portrays an Australian farmer, Joshua Connor, who allows his three sons to enlist with the ANZAC troops in ...


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Missionary Doctor Never Saw His 'Success'

In 1912, medical missionary Dr. William Leslie went to live and minister to tribal people in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ...


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Deepak Chopra in the U.S. and Christians in Nepal

Two recent news stories from the same day (February 3, 2016) offered a strange twist that has implications for world missions. Deepak Chopra, the Hindu ...


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Modern-Day Missionary at McDonald's

Global missions expert Paul Borthwick shared the following story to remind us how God's mission can be from anyone anywhere at any time:

A young man named ...

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Transatlantic Communication—in 1901 and Today

Near Cape Spear, the easternmost point of continental North America, you can find St. John's, Newfoundland. From there you can be one of the first to ...


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The Eternal Souls All Around Us

About every ten seconds, on average about 26 people die. By extrapolating from various statistics, including death rates and world populations and religious ...


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The Upside Down Shift in Global Missions

The landscape of global missions has undergone massive changes in the past few decades. Here are a few examples of the upside down, global shift in Christianity ...


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Google, Nike, & U.S. State Department Mission Statements

Two students. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, sat in their dorm room at Stanford University and pledged themselves to the following mission statement: "To ...


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