Truth & Secularity

As we head towards the global consultation in SA, we are being invited to reflect on issues affecting the church, the gospel and truth, particularly as we face a growing secularity in many quarters. Paul Johnson wrote of “the birthRead more…

Experiencing The Story

Everyone loves a good story.  We remember them and talk about the stories we hear in sermons, watch on TV, and see in the movie theaters.  We sometimes wish we could live them!  Somehow, stories touch our hearts, bring aboutRead more…

Children? Look Again!

I am sure you have seen those interesting commercials of a famous bank.  Same pictures can take on different meanings.  You may think the meanings contradict each other.  And yet, depending on who looks at the picture, the images canRead more…

Dialogue Shaping Mission Shaping Dialogue

A response to Chawkat Moucarry’s ‘A Plea For Dialogue.’    I met Chawkat Moucarry 30 years ago in Paris, when we attended the same church. At that time, his article would have triggered a different response from me. I wasRead more…

Literature and Mission

Christian literature still plays important role in mission work. I learned through one of ministries in Asia. This ministry team goes to remote islands for outreach. They hold meetings and show Gospel films. They feed children with hot meals. NewRead more…

Building A Common Society

A response to Chawkat Moucarry’s ‘A Plea For Dialogue.’   Of late, dialogue between Muslims and Western Christian academicians has moved from defensive polemics to more constructive discourse that seeks to achieve mutual understanding. Every effort is made to setRead more…

“Let the Little Children Come to Me.”

This scripture means much more than ’permitting’ children to come to Jesus, much more than not denegrating them as too young.  When Christ tells us to let the little children come to Him he is, in effect, telling us thatRead more…

The Audacity Of Dialogue

  A response to Chawkat Moucarry’s ‘A Plea For Dialogue.’ I am from northern Nigeria. My home state is in the region that has been characterized by incessant religious violence between Muslims and Christians. Today, the city of Kaduna, whichRead more…

Ethnic Diversity In Global Missions

What are some of the demands of the Kingdom of God in relation to Ethnic diversity? The following ingredients are needed: God is the one who established diversity. It is remarkable that God, the creator of the universe, enjoys diversity.Read more…

The Urgency Of Orality

There is an urgency to win the winnable. Much effort has gone into identifying the winnable and evangelizing toward planting growing churches. Within the past two decades the mission agencies have realized that while some progress was being made, thatRead more…