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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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Exploring mission with Mentac

CMS missionary E serves in South Asia, but before she arrived at that destination she was involved for two years as an apprentice in the Mentac program supported by CMS. Checkpoint Online asked her some questions about her experience. What did you do during the Mentac program? The training in the program is a mix […]

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Preaching Christ in traditional rituals in Toraja

CMS missionary Andrew Buchanan has been serving in the Church of Toraja in Indonesia since 2002. As the church faces the resurgence of traditional grave cleaning practices, Andrew explains why and how he has recommended to ministers to take part in this ritual. The Church in Toraja ministers to a region that only came into […]

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All Saints steps up following Jakarta attack

On 14 January, Jakarta was rocked by news of a horrific terrorist attack. At the popular Sarinah mall, bombs were detonated and snipers shot into the crowds. Islamic State (IS) quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Thankfully all CMS personnel in Indonesia were safe, but a member of All Saints Jakarta, where CMS worker Ian Hadfield is the Vicar, was seriously injured…

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