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2019 Checkpoint

Review: The Gospel in Human Contexts

Hiebert, Paul. The Gospel in Human Contexts: Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions. 2009. Reviewed by Evangeline Hester, Communications Assistant at CMS Australia   What is the gospel’s solution to post-modernism? If our own understanding of God is influenced by our own culture, how do we describe him to other cultures? What can we learn from […]

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The money factor: relatively rich mission agents

In this, the second of six articles on humility in mission, former CMS missionary Bishop Greg Anderson considers how missionaries might deal wisely with the gap between those materially rich, and those living in poverty. (The first article is here. The other links will appear as the series continues.) I wrote last month about a […]

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Trusting God through transition

CMS missionaries Daniel and Olivia Webster are based at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary with their four homeschooled boys. Olivia looks with honest eyes at the ways that God has blessed them through a ‘sink or swim’ transition. I can hear birds singing sweetly outside our house as I lie on our couch and steal a […]

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A week in our shoes

CMS missionaries Chris and Stef Overhall and their family, serving in Chile, are coming to terms with a very different shape to their week. A year and a half ago our family of five moved to Santiago, Chile. We serve here as part of the MOCLAM[1] team, making Jesus known through Bible training. Our first […]

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Review: A Praying Life

A Praying Life, Paul Miller Written like a well-organised blog, A Praying Life takes an honest look at the difficulties of prayer, unanswered prayers and successes in prayer. Author Paul Miller invites readers to reflect on prayer as a relationship with God, and to focus less on the act of praying itself. Packed with practical […]

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Review: The Call: Finding and Fulfilling The Central Purpose of Your Life

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling The Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guinness Review by Chris Cooper, CMS-A Regional Mission Director For over 30 years I have admired Os Guinness’ clear writing and public discourse. In this book Guinness brings this clarity to the sometimes vague questions we ask about what God wants from us, richly […]

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Review: Guidance and the Voice of God

Guidance and the Voice of God by Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne Reviewed by CMS missionaries Adrian & Anita Lovell, Chile This book had the biggest impact on us as far as guidance goes (although not specific to mission). I (Adrian) found it incredibly liberating to know that as Christians we have a lot of freedom—”God’s […]

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