When we were preparing to come to Tanzania, we said we’d do 10 years, and we purposely put a time limit on it. We are not ‘career missionaries’: our goal has been to build up Tanzanian believers and movements, such that our input is no longer needed. In the development sector […]
In one of my presentations at a recent conference, I talked about the supremacy of God’s word, the word as the presence and power of God. As I concluded my session, the presenter of the next session arrived. Part way into his session, he happened to make the same point […]
As he travels between different IFES movements, Terry Halliday has been raising the call for dialogic ministry. He was recently speaking at the University of Queensland, hosted by Leigh Trevaskis and co and one of the UQ residential colleges. Terry has shared some of the questions people had: What does […]
What does it mean to serve the university as the university? We must do more than create church outposts on campus — but how? As the conversation continues, here are two important resources. The first video features Vinoth Ramachandra visualising the need on a whiteboard. He touches on evangelism; the […]
In the previous two posts, I’ve raised some issues to do with dependence. In an attempt to avoid fostering dependence, we may too easily become task focused, treating people as projects rather than, well, people. But avoiding dependence is motivated by recognising the full dignity of other believers. So where […]
An article for AFES PrayerNet Get set to pop the corks and pump up the volume. World Student Day (#ifeswsd) is celebrating what God doing in universities all over the world! Help your campus group join the party by getting up to speed with what’s going on.
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