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Show Me Thy Glory

Show Me Thy Glory

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) served for 55 years in India without furlough, becoming one of the pioneers of the modern...

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[VIDEO] The Changing Face of Missions

Andre Houssney the lead trainer for Horizons International gives a talk on the changing face of missions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px5uSPb54aU&feature=youtu.be

Interruptions

Interruptions

  There are times when we all hate to be interrupted. For instance, you’ve just sat down to a beautiful prime rib dinner (horseradish and cream on the side, baked potato piled high with all the fixings, and fresh green beans). The phone rings. Caller ID tells you...

Amina Rafeek’s Testimony

Amina Rafeek’s Testimony

NOTE: Most of the names have been changed for security purposes, but the family names have been changed consistently to still show how individuals are related. Amina Rafeek's husband is Ahmad Rafeek and they have 9 kids: 3 boys and 6 girls. They lived in a rural area...

[VIDEO] Christian Persecution

Joshua Lingel, Jim Rairick, Fred Farrokh and Roger Dixon have a discussion on Christian Persecution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbiE8LinjGA&feature=youtu.be

The Martyrdom of Salah

The Martyrdom of Salah

There is an incredible story I want to share with you. I’ve edited it, but at the end I give the location of the original: “You may recall seeing an amazing story of a hero told on several world news channels about a Muslim, Salah Farah, who stood in the way as...

Judgement Day

Judgement Day

As I’m writing this, 49 people have just been murdered in Orlando by a lone jihadist. The report was only a few hours old when some Christians began calling the murders God’s judgment. Let me get this straight. A Muslim commits murder and it is God bringing judgment,...

A time to hate, a time to love

A time to hate, a time to love

I’m not a prophet or the son of a prophet, but I’m a shepherd (Amos 7:14 paraphrased). I do not have the supernaturally given gift to know the future, though a prophet may. I’m a shepherd, a pastor. One of the responsibilities God has given the shepherd is to protect...

“I Have Decided . . . to Worship Jesus!”

“I Have Decided . . . to Worship Jesus!”

For about a decade I had the privilege to serve alongside a wonderful group of MBBs (Muslim background believers in Christ) and other Christians in the Metro New York area. At the end of each of our local gatherings and national conferences, we sang our theme song, “I...

ENGINES OF CATECHISM

ENGINES OF CATECHISM

  Some groups that are planting churches are neglecting catechism. This is true in churches where baptisms are performed before candidates understand what baptism means. It is common also in missionary work where various methods of teaching allow members to...

[VIDEO] Real Love Casts out Fear

[VIDEO] Real Love Casts out Fear

While the West reacts in fear to the refugee crisis, where Muslims are a tiny minority, Christians in the Middle East, already a tiny minority, are now surrounded by a vast sea of mostly Muslim refugees.  After decades of conflict between Christians and Muslims,...

[VIDEO] Revolving Door Syndrome

The following teaching video, "Revolving Door Syndrome" is from Engaging Islam, a course held every year in Boulder, Colorado. This year's Engaging Islam is being held July 11-15 2016. This is a playlist of two videos, part 1 and part 2.  The menu on the upper...

[VIDEO] Identity

The following teaching video is from Engaging Islam, a course held every year in Boulder, Colorado. This year's Engaging Islam is being held July 11-15 2016.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xYjnS4XHYY

Son of Encouragement

Son of Encouragement

Joseph, an earnest follower of Jesus, “sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles.” (Acts 4:36)   His act of generosity marks the beginning of a lifelong commitment to the church. The moment warranted a new name, and thus Joseph becomes Barnabas the...

“Why Should I as a Missionary  Care About This Thesis?”

“Why Should I as a Missionary Care About This Thesis?”

  Introduction Back in the early 60s, when I was in seminary, the name of Eugene Nida was honored as a pioneer in the area of Bible translation. At that time, no one seemed to identify the weaknesses in Nida's theories and in their implementation in the field of...

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