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There’s No Christian Education without Context

Bible teachers have long emphasized the importance of context to establish the meaning of a text. The same is true for any communication. A friend pointed out to me once that an instruction to “Make the boat fast” without adding any context can be understood at least three completely different

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The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community, 4 of 4

We are happy to post, in four installments, a paper by our Disciple Nations Alliance colleague, Dwight Vogt, on a subject of vital concern to our readers. Go here to read Dwight’s excellent paper in its entirety.   The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community

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The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community, 1 of 4

We are happy to post, in four installments, a paper by our Disciple Nations Alliance colleague, Dwight Vogt, on a subject of vital concern to our readers. Go here to read Dwight’s excellent paper in its entirety.   The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community

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How Medical Aid Brought Gospel Transformation to One Community

As part of the DNA teaching on worldview, I share my “life message,” The Transforming Story. We talk about the need to tell the whole of the Biblical narrative and that our lives need to be understood and lived out within the framework of this story. On a recent trip

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Does DNA Teach the “Prosperity Gospel”?

– by Gary Brumbelow A post last week entitled, Freedom, Prosperity, and the Great Commission triggered the following response from a reader and blogger in his own right, Jon Davis, Jr. I find that if I say things like what you have said here some Christians respond with their anti-“prosperity-gospel” alarms

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Restoring the Breach: A Conversation Between Practitioners in Africa

Too often, a truncated gospel message has accompanied our outreach efforts. As Scott Allen has written elsewhere, an artificial division between personal faith and daily life leaves a fragmented Christianity, full of gaps. The effects are perhaps nowhere more obvious than in Africa. Church movements have been built on the sacred-secular

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What is Christian Development?

People are always asking me: “Where did you get these ideas that you write and talk about?” “What books or articles have you found to be helpful in your understanding of worldview as it relates to poverty and development?” To answer these questions we compiled an annotated bibliography and a Resource

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William Carey: Missionary Extraordinaire

Mission Frontiers is the journal published by the U.S. Center for World Mission founded by the late Dr. Ralph Winter. We are excited and grateful that this premier missionary publication is printing this excerpt from Scott Allen’s new book, Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide highlighting the life of William Carey, the wholistic missionary practitioner

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The Visible Results of the Gospel

About ten years ago I began to feel restless about the work of the missionary organization I was part of. To be sure, there was lots to be happy about. We had dedicated missionaries very effective at building relationships in the community and sharing the gospel. People were coming to

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Where is the Secular World?

I’m deeply grateful to Dr. Christian Overman for his very generous review of my new book Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide: Towards a Wholistic Life and Ministry. Dr. Overman is founding director of Seattle-based Worldview Matters. He wrote: While reading this book, at times I felt like weeping. I wasn’t sure why, until I got

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