Engaging with Roman Catholicism today
Posted on: 21st January 2018
Charlie Fletcher, together with his wife Kathryn, spent 10 years as a CMS missionary in Mexico from 2001–2011. Since 2011, he has served as Dean of Global Mission at Ridley College and as a member of the teaching staff at CMS’s St Andrew’s Hall. Here he draws on personal experience and theological insight to address an important question: How do we relate to Roman Catholicism today?
God of the living word
Posted on: 14th January 2018
CMS missionary Frances Cook has confronted some extraordinary superstitions in her 30 years serving in Chile. In her role as teacher of Reformation church history at the Centre for Pastoral Studies in Santiago, she helps explain why Latin America has a profound need to trust in Scripture alone.
All Scripture is God-breathed
Posted on: 7th January 2018
After more than 30 years of ministry in North Australia, recently retired CMS missionaries Steve & Narelle Etherington now share in the joy of seeing the New Testament translated into a local Aboriginal language. Checkpoint reports how the Reformation principle of Scripture alone has brought truth and freedom to the Northern Territory.
From Strasbourg to the world
Posted on: 1st January 2018
CMS missionaries Paul and Sandra King finished their final Home Assignment in January 2018 after 25 years of service with university students in France. Here Paul describes how the Reformation that hit Strasbourg 500 years ago continues today with as fresh and lively a heart for mission as it always had.
Grace: no help required!
Posted on: 26th November 2017
Argentina might seem an unusual place to teach the principles of the European Reformation, but as CMS missionary Terry Blowes (serving with Peter) reports from a recent conference, the Reformation message of grace alone rings out clearly from the book of Galatians and needs to be heard in Latin American churches.
Reforming mission, reforming hearts
Posted on: 19th November 2017
Does the Protestant Reformation have any relevance to how and why we do mission today? Rhys Bezzant, Dean of Missional Leadership at Ridley College in Melbourne, explains why the answer is a resounding yes.