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2018 Checkpoint

Facing difficulties in the Kimberley

CMS missionary Chris Webb (serving with Karen in North Australia) meet spiritual crises amongst the Aboriginal people of Broome that reflect striking differences in cultural expectations, on both sides. Does the gospel address those differences? Read Chris’s account, and be encouraged to be specific in your prayer for Christ’s power to prevail. It was 11:30pm […]

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Review: Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land

Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land; Murray Seiffert; Acorn Press, Melbourne, 2011 Over a decade ago, author Murray Seiffert and some colleagues were discussing the books that have been written about the Arnhem Land communities where CMS has been involved. They realised that all of them have focused primarily on the missionaries, and […]

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Exploring mission with Mentac

CMS missionary E serves in South Asia, but before she arrived at that destination she was involved for two years as an apprentice in the Mentac program supported by CMS. Checkpoint Online asked her some questions about her experience. What did you do during the Mentac program? The training in the program is a mix […]

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Preaching Christ in traditional rituals in Toraja

CMS missionary Andrew Buchanan has been serving in the Church of Toraja in Indonesia since 2002. As the church faces the resurgence of traditional grave cleaning practices, Andrew explains why and how he has recommended to ministers to take part in this ritual. The Church in Toraja ministers to a region that only came into […]

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Review: Only Kafirs Ask Questions

Grant Lock and his wife Janna served with CMS for 24 years in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In this edited extract from his autobiography Shoot Me First, Grant reminds us that the political troubles in the Middle East started long before the Arab Spring… Islamabad, 2002 “My name is Wurzan, and I come from Iraq.” Over […]

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