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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...

Mission briefing: 10/40 Window

by By Howard Culbertson on 10/16/2017 About 30 years ago, missiologist Luis Bush coined the phrase “10/40 Window.” He did that to focus attention on a specific area of the world where millions of people have little or no access to the...

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