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Thinking about contextualisation

CMS missionary Kellie Nicholas is on study leave in 2018 to better prepare herself for continuing ministry to students in Japan. As part of her studies, she has been thinking about contextualisation, and shares here her understanding of the concept and principles for its application in ministry. Until I recently embarked on some study related […]

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Finding tariki in Japan

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! […]

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Never alone

Since becoming a CMS missionary in 2014, Helane Ramsay has felt God walking beside her every step of the way. Now serving in Japan, she argues that you don’t need to ‘hear a voice’ calling to be a missionary, you just need to trust in God rather than in your own strength.

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