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2018 Checkpoint

Buddhism resource list

CMS missionary Wim Prins, serving in Cambodia with his wife, Maaike, and two children, has put together a list of Buddhist resources for those who want to investigate the religion and how Christians can engage with Buddhists more. Folk Buddhism in Southeast Asia Senapatiratne, D., Allen, S., Bowers, R. & Sarasmut, N. 2003, Folk Buddhism […]

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Eastern and Western Buddhism in Australia

Former CMS missionaries Rolf and Bonnie Lepelaar worked amongst Buddhists in Cambodia for more than 10 years, returning to Australia in 2016. Rolf shares some evangelism tips for those in Australia seeking to share the gospel with Buddhist neighbours, as well as the useful distinction we can make between Eastern and Western Buddhists. I sat […]

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Review: The Accidental Buddhist

Former CMS missionary Rolf Lepelaar reviews The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, enlightenment and sitting still, American style. Rolf served with his wife, Bonnie, in Cambodia for more than 10 years. Of all the books I have read on Buddhism, The Accidental Buddhist by Dinty Moore is the most helpful book for understanding the mindset of Westerners […]

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A very surprised Christian

Raised in a Buddhist Sri Lankan family that immigrated to Australia when he was eight, Kanishka Raffel’s conversion to Christianity came as a big surprise to him in his early twenties. Now the Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, Kanishka’s testimony[1] is an example of the power of God’s word to change hearts, even in those […]

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Working in God’s harvest field

How does a worker both respect the government regulations in their location and also heed God’s call to work in his harvest field? One of our workers speaks about shining God’s light in a country where outreach is limited. Probably the biggest shaper of outreach strategies in my location is the prevailing political system which […]

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Review: Missions amidst Pagodas

Dave & Leoni Painter have served in Cambodia since 2001. They are currently on study leave at Moore College. Here, Dave reviews Missions amidst Pagodas: Contextual communication of the gospel in the Burmese Buddhist context by Peter Thein Nyunt. Peter will be speaking at CMS Summer Conferences in January 2019. Peter Thein Nyunt is a native of Myanmar, […]

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