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Teaching theology in Indonesia

CMS missionary Andrew Buchanan explores the differences between Indonesian and Western culture, and how that shapes the way he teaches theology in a way his listeners can understand. I remember as a young adult doing Introduction to the Bible as I started the Moore College Preliminary Theological Certificate. At the time, I was familiar with […]

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Training together in Chile

CMS Missionary Frances Cook teaches Introductory Greek and Church History at the Chilean Anglican Seminary in Santiago. Here she describes an exciting story of CMS’s support of a theological seminary that makes well-rounded, self-replicating disciples. The Chilean Anglican Seminary, CEP, began in 2003. Since then, around 60 people have graduated, half of whom are now […]

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Training on Site part 1 – Working amidst ethnic violence

CMS missionary Norm Gorrie (serving with Janelle in Kenya) was invited by the Anglican Diocese of Marsabit to be the Director of Training and Mission. It is a privilege and responsibility that now sees him working both with enthusiastic Christians and amongst hostile Muslims. How can gospel leaders be trained? Living in Marsabit Above our house […]

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Identity and Mission. Article Four of Six: Identity and Contextualisation

David Williams is Director of Training and Development for CMS. In this the fourth of six articles on ‘Identity and Mission’, he introduces his topic with some reflections on ‘Identity Crisis’. Article 1, ‘Identity Crisis’, is here. Article 2, ‘Identity and Mission’, is here.  Article 3, ‘Identity and Scripture’, is here. In the first three […]

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Reaching and discipling Tanzania’s new generation

CMS missionaries Kevin & Karen Flanagan work in Mpanda, Tanzania, training evangelists for new churches, equipping pastors, and enabling lay discipleship. Read on to learn how Tanzanian believers perceive the younger generation, and strategies for reaching this new ‘tribe’. Like many countries, Tanzania has experienced massive changes in the last 10 to 15 years. Arguably, […]

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Long obedience in the same direction

CMS missionary Maggie Crewes, working in partnership with Retrak and Hope for Justice, reminds us that there are good reasons for the hard work of godly perseverance. My first home assignment from Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) was in 1995. Three tough years: new culture, languages, isolation, more work responsibility than I ever felt […]

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Suffering and God’s lessons

Here is a deeply personal account of how CMS missionary Naomi Rubie (working with Shane in Ethiopia) has come to a peace about her suffering and the suffering of those around. There is an old saying that two things are inevitable in this world—death and taxes. I’d add one more: suffering. The Bible tells us […]

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