Posted on: 2nd July 2018
CMS keeps working on ways to meet the gospel challenge of Buddhism. We have invited Peter Thein Nyunt, a Buddhist monk who became a Christian and now has a PhD in missiology, to speak at CMS Summer Conferences in January 2019. Learn here about how he presents Buddhists with the message of Jesus, who can […]
Posted on: 18th June 2018
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 […]
Posted on: 28th May 2018
Tariki, meaning ‘outside help’, is an important concept in Japanese Buddhism. Former CMS missionary Phil Miles and CMS missionary Dave McIntyre (serving with his wife, Beck, in Nishinomiya) give two perspectives on bringing gospel tariki to Japan’s unique form of Buddhism. Phil Miles Untangling Japanese culture is like separating cake ingredients after baking the cake! […]
Posted on: 21st May 2018
CMS missionary Dave Painter (serving with his wife, Leoni) has spent nearly 20 years in Buddhist Cambodia. Here, Dave gives a quick overview of Buddhism around the world—the different strands and how we might better reach Buddhists with the gospel of Jesus. Believe it or not, Buddhism was virtually unknown in the West 200 years […]
Posted on: 17th May 2018
CMS missionary Wim Prins, serving in Cambodia with his wife, Maaike, and two children, has put together a list of Buddhist resources for those who want to investigate the religion and how Christians can engage with Buddhists more. Folk Buddhism in Southeast Asia Senapatiratne, D., Allen, S., Bowers, R. & Sarasmut, N. 2003, Folk Buddhism […]
Posted on: 30th April 2018
Dave & Leoni Painter have served in Cambodia since 2001. They are currently on study leave at Moore College. Here, Dave reviews Missions amidst Pagodas: Contextual communication of the gospel in the Burmese Buddhist context by Peter Thein Nyunt. Peter will be speaking at CMS Summer Conferences in January 2019. Peter Thein Nyunt is a native of Myanmar, […]
Posted on: 19th April 2018
Craig McCorkindale, serving with Samantha and their three children in Cambodia, reviews The Spirit of Buddhism: A Christian perspective on Buddhist thought by David Burnett. The Spirit of Buddhism provides as it promises: a book that goes to the heart and soul of Buddhism. This is a great introductory book for those seeking to find out […]
Posted on: 24th December 2017
In the final part of our series, Liz Burns in Tanzania and D & L in East Asia share what they are doing on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Follow the links for part one, part two and part three of our Christmas series. Merry Christmas!
Posted on: 3rd December 2017
As we head into December and the Advent and Christmas season, Checkpoint asked some of our CMS missionaries what the festive season looks like in their country and how they celebrate the birth of Christ into the world. This week we hear from Klaus & Jude Hickel in Germany and Brad & Michelle Jackson in Japan.
Posted on: 31st July 2017
As part of thinking about our ministry to half the world’s population, Checkpoint asked two female missionaries to tell us about someone who has influenced them in their walk as a Christian and missionary.