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Eight things Senegal taught me (including trust, good tea, and community)

by Jeremy Height on 07/25/2018 As we sat around our coffee table surrounded by half-packed suitcases and the remains of our shwarmas and half a birthday cake, it hit me: We were leaving Senegal in 24 hours.  After one year of...

Mission briefing: Comity or collaboration?

by Howard Culbertson on 04/10/2018 In the 1800s, several Protestant denominations entered into comity agreements with each other regarding global missionary efforts. These agreements called for each denomination to confine its...

Mission briefing: 'Missionary'

by by Howard Culbertson on 01/25/2018 People today use the word “missionary” in at least four ways: -- As a description for all Christians; -- As a label for people doing any kind of ministry anywhere; -- As a specialized category for...

Mission briefing: Motivation

by By Howard Culbertson on 01/08/2018 What is the best way to generate support for world evangelism? What makes people to burn with passion to pray, to give, to mobilize others, or even to go themselves? Would describing the spiritual...

Mission briefing: culture shock

by By Howard Culbertson on 11/10/2017 People often think the feelings arising in encounters with strange foods or customs constitute “culture shock.” In reality, those brief moments of discomfort are not what anthropologists mean by...

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