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COVID in Cambodia’s shame culture

CMS missionaries David and Leoni Painter live in Cambodia, where they serve at Phnom Penh Bible School. Here they consider the social and spiritual consequences of Coronavirus on their nation.  We are now more than a year into the pandemic, and we continue to see people around the world suffering—but not always in the same way. As outsiders, God […]

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Drawing on God’s compassion and grace

Maggie Crewes has served with CMS since 1992. Her ministries in Africa, and now South East Asia, have been at the coalface of human need and desperation. She reflects on God’s sustaining grace in her long-term mission.   “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9  How do […]

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Review: God, Self and Salvation in a Buddhist Context

MacKenzie, R. 2016, God, Self and Salvation in a Buddhist Context, Wide Margin, Gloucester, Scotland The back cover blurb describes this as a book “for Christians who wish to develop their understanding of Buddhism. Examining key Buddhist doctrines such as non-self, karma and Dharma, Rory Mackenzie shows the reader ways of sensitively engaging with Buddhists.” […]

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A joyous responsibility: ‘Gospel-zero’ Buddhist Asia

Workers S & K* have recently moved to Buddhist Asia. Before their departure, they spoke to Checkpoint about why they feel compelled to go to a ‘gospel-zero’ people group. S & K have arrived in a location where they face the challenges of language and culture learning, and major adjustments to life far away from […]

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