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Articles in this category are written on various topics from the perspective of the writer.

No Time Like the Present

Wise leaders learn from their previous experiences in cross-cultural situations. In this anecdote, Bill was well-prepared to face the physical challenges and slight inconveniences associated with his environment. One of his assumptions, however, resulted in a productive lesson learned in humility and vulnerability.

William FrisbieWilliam Frisbie

Our Evangelical Cover-Up?

I’m an Evangelical, and as an Evangelical I have the right to join my Evangelical brothers in confessing a currently-devastating sin, in repenting from it, and in making amends. I fear that the majority of us Evangelicals have been covering up one of the most significant truths of our modern age: More people are coming to faith in Christ around the world than ever before in history, while our Evangelical denominations in the West are declining.

George PattersonGeorge Patterson

How to Say No to a Wonderful Opportunity

Saying “no,” even when you really want to do this, is going to require everything in you. Saying “no” may be the finest gift you could ever give your wife and family and your church. Saying “no” when your ego and ambition and “sense of self” are all clamoring to seize this invitation is going to say worlds about your self-discipline and focus. Here are four thoughts on the subject.

Joe McKeeverJoe McKeever

The Church in China: Toward a New Narrative

China is experiencing the most massive urban migration in the history of the world. The relocation of nearly 300 million people from the countryside to the cities has helped raise millions out of poverty, contributed to the rise of a new middle class, and, along with the one-child policy, brought about irreversible change in the Chinese family structure. It is this transformation of the church into a dynamic urban movement that constitutes the real story in China today. How the church weathers this urban transition will have far-reaching effects not only on the church in China but upon the global church as well.n Leadership, Brent Fulton

Brent FultonBrent Fulton

8 Ways for Expats Who Stay to Stay Well

At one point, I was a comer. One day in the future, I will be a leaver. But for the past twelve years, I have been a stayer. And I’ve passed through all the feelings: joy at new friends, sorrow at goodbyes, anger at goodbyes, self-righteous judgment of newbies, carelessness about my current circumstances, delight in my situation. It isn’t easy to stay well and to stay healthy emotionally, while staying. How can stayers, stay well?

Rachel Pieh JonesRachel Pieh Jones

Broke or Broken?

The Bible tells us God sent Jesus to take all of humanity’s brokenness upon Himself; to bring healing to the broken-hearted; and to restore us into a right relationship with God. What a resource for a broken world. As children of God we are not broke, but broken people being healed by Jesus, and sent into the world following the example of Christ.

Niklas EklovNiklas Eklov

A Tale of Two Mars Hills

Paul spoke to Athenians from Mars Hill, a prominent outcropping where philosophers “would would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new” (Acts 17:21). He faced the same kinds of unbelief, doubt, and “advanced thought” that the church faces today. Eric draws a stark comparison between two other Mars Hills.

Eric GeigerEric Geiger

Introduction to Community Development from a Christian Perspective

Shalom is the biblical aspect of harmony within diversity. Frank’s startling insights describe community development as stemming from this biblical perspective. Typically an observer is drawn to the quality of the environment where people are. From a transformation perspective it is more important to wonder about how they relate to each other as they work; why they are doing this work; what consequences they envision for the way they do the work. He applies the definition of community development as loving God and neighbors, the first and second greatest commandments.

Frank CookinghamFrank Cookingham