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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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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: Understanding Jesus and Muhammad

POWER, BERNIE. UNDERSTANDING JESUS AND MUHAMMAD. ACORN PRESS LTD, 2016. Now there is a book written for Muslims to explain the gospel. This is an essential tool for Christians to read and share, writes Karen Morris—an evangelist working in Melbourne, former CMS missionary, and author of Leading Better Bible Studies. Review by Karen Morris If […]

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Tasmania to the world

CMS Tasmania director Scott Sargent is excited about new workers offering to serve with CMS. Here he invites us to share his joy in building partnership with new CMS missionaries. When I began as State Director of CMS Tasmania in November 2016 we only had one missionary unit deployed to the nations, a family serving […]

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I don’t understand—What it means to learn another language

CMS missionary Colin Puffett, serving with Catherine in France, reflects on three ‘I’s of language learning: irritation, identity and importance. Irritation The prevailing opinion and experience of language learning is frustration (but ‘irritation’ starts with I, so I went with that). It is much harder to track and feel any progress, than it is to […]

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Skin-deep mission: how Western missionaries are perceived.

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the first of six articles on humility in mission, he writes about the difference that skin colour makes to mission, and how to deal with that difference as a Christian and as a missionary. (The link to the second article is here. […]

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