Category Archives: Missiology

Adorning Testimonies

A few times in my seminary experience, I have found myself in the midst of people sharing testimonies. This is always a bit uncomfortable for me, not because I discount the validity of others’ experiences of God, but rather I … Continue reading

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Bait and Switch

The famous bait and switch outreach trick. Lure in the non-Christian with something cool like Kool-Aid or dodgeball or picnics, then shove the good news down their throat. Or maybe it’s feeding homeless and slipping a tract in between slices … Continue reading

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Short-term Missions and the Economic Recession

Today is the last day of class before spring break. Over the break, my school will send over 200 students, faculty, and staff around the world on short-term mission trips. I have participated in these trips the last two years … Continue reading

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God-Shaped Holes

Everybody who has ever been to an outreach program or heard an evangelist preach has probably heard about this God-shaped hole within human beings. You know, the one that we try to fill with drugs, alcohol, sex, success, money, family, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Open Secret

A very challenging and theological book pertaining to mission, but one that will greatly shape your perspectives regarding mission is The Open Secret by Lesslie Newbigin. Newbigin’s works are very influential when discussing the nature of mission and have also received … Continue reading

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Book Review: Christianity Rediscovered

One of the required texts for the mission class I’m taking is Christianity Rediscovered by Vincent J. Donovan. A wonderful read for people interested in mission work, whether in the field itself or running a mission organization. Donovan himself served as … Continue reading

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A Visit to L’Abri

On Friday, I had the privilege of visiting L’Abri in Rochester, Minnesota with one of my classes. And it was well worth the trip. In class, we recently began the study of Francis Schaeffer. For those who are unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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