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Giving thanks – Mrs Shirley Cole

We give thanks to the Lord for the life and faithful service of former CMS Missionary, Mrs Shirley Cole who went to be with her Lord on 21 May 2020. Mrs Shirley Cole and Reverend Dr Alan Cole served as CMS missionaries in Singapore from 1962-1968, they then returned to Australia. Alan was the CMS […]

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Leading with humility

CMS missionary Nathan Lovell lectures in theology at George Whitefield College in South Africa. Checkpoint asked him to explain the challenges of approaching this position of authority in Christian humility.  “Can you please stop ragging on John Piper now?” ‘Ragging’ means constantly criticising someone, and my student sounded somewhat exasperated. It wasn’t true; I wasn’t ragging on John Piper. Well… I was, sort of.   […]

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SAH redevelopment update: Foundations

Foundations We thank God that in the middle of the current COVID-19 crisis, building at St Andrew’s Hall (SAH) can continue safely. The slab for the basement has been finished and the formwork for the ground floor has begun. We are excited that the foundations for the physical building are being laid. But we are […]

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COVID Isolation and Christ

CMS missionary Maggie Crewes serves with Retrak in Cambodia. Here she speaks of the strangeness and comfort of the recent COVID-19 Easter. Easter 2020 was one to remember! No physical church services as we practised ‘loving our neighbour’ by isolating ourselves in our little corners of the world to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here’s […]

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The decision to remain

CMS Worker Caroline is married to Warwick, who pastors an international church in the Middle East. Here Caroline talks about a hard decision: remain on location or return home. This article was written just before Easter.  COVID-19 has changed all of our lives. Freedoms in my city have been reducing over the last weeks. We are now on lockdown and […]

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A Privileged Position

Former CMS missionary Greg Anderson is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory. Here he uses his personal experience to reflect on how and why CMS is so committed to approaching mission with humility.  One of the obvious things about my ministry in the Northern Territory is that my skin colour is the same as that of a lot of […]

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COVID-19 Update from CMS Australia

In Colossians 4:3 Paul writes from prison, “And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ for which I am in chains.” Please pray that prayer for our missionaries as they share Jesus with people during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as […]

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Just in time! The Big Picture Bible reaches Timor-Leste

CMS missionaries Chris and Grace Adams have made the decision to stay in Timor-Leste during the COVID-19 crisis. Here they outline the situation where they are serving, and share great news of a long-term project that is at last bearing fruit: the Tetun language edition of The Big Picture Story Bible.  Timor-Leste isn’t exempt from the world-wide spread of COVID-19. People here have tested […]

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Pleasure, pain and the secular worldview Part 2: Life under the dome

In this, the second in a series of six on ‘pleasure, pain, and the secular worldview’, CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams considers the subject of ‘Emotions and the Fall’. Part One is here. Watch for the next instalment in the near future. In the first article in this series I suggested that […]

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Who decides what is humble?

CMS missionary Peter Blowes (serving with Terry in Argentina) encourages university students and graduates to build God’s kingdom. In 2015, Peter and Terry returned to Argentina for a second term of service after ten years away. Here Peter reflects on many new questions they faced on reentry to a rapidly changing culture, and reminds himself and us that God’s word is the key to answering […]

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