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I taught three times (The Transforming Story, The Power of Story, and Reviving the Reformation) during my visit to one of the leading seminaries in Indonesia. Several of the young folks (under 30) came up to thank me for giving them hope for their lives, for the church, for Indonesia
Winter reminds us that “the First Era” of Protestant missions (from 1800 to 1910) was “Kingdom Mission” focused, as the wonderful first chapter of The Legacy of William Carey by Ruth and Vishal Mangalwadi so powerfully illustrates. The “Second Era” (from 1865 to 1980) “introduced a distinct polarization between those concerned
During my senior year of college I sensed God’s call to work with the poor. I attended the Urbana missions conference that year (1987), and while there applied (and was later accepted) to serve overseas with Food for the Hungry. Sometime during the spring of 1988, I met with the
On May 20, Dr. Ralph Winter, veteran missionary to Guatemala and missions activist extraordinaire, went to be with the Lord. Among his many achievements, Dr. Winter, along with his wife Roberta, founded the U.S. Center for World Mission in Pasadena, and helped found the popular missions training program, Perspectives on the
John echoes this in Revelation 11:15, that “the kingdoms of the world will become the Kingdom of God.” According to Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian church, the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord is the message that we as the Church need to proclaim. It is “the light
God is glorified most when Christ becomes visible within us; when we are conformed to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29, Gal.4:19, Col. 1:28-29). A good example of this is found in the book of Habakkuk, which is a book of transformation. It gives the account of one man’s spiritual
I do not think transformation is an end in itself. With the concept of transformational development I’m trying to move slightly away from the term “transformation”. Transformation became quite a “buzz word” and needs therefore clear definition. Both transformation and development can be defined as “moving towards God’s intentions.” The