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How are we to react when we experience opposition?

October 3, 2014

Our Interserve Partners work in restricted access areas. We call these areas The Hard Places. This is because there is a degree of opposition to biblical faith and to Jesus’ followers in these areas. I encountered this opposition. Though most people were kind and incredibly hospitable, a minority viewed me with a bit of hostility. There…

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Being inclusive is not easy

December 9, 2013

In our passport countries our churches have a particular way of interpreting Scripture, a certain style of worship, and a particular organizational model. The characteristics that make our church or our denomination distinct are important to us. One of the outcomes of this distinctiveness is that we are given the luxury to be, at least…

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The Christmas Story and the Harshness of Our World

December 6, 2013

The Christmas season provides us with the opportunity to step back from the harshness of our world and put things in perspective. Hearing about the suffering that Nelson Mandela went through as he opposed the system of apartheid and the tragic murder of Ronnie Smith in Benghazi, Libya last week starkly remind us about the…

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Advent 2013: How are we waiting? (Matthew 1)

November 22, 2013

Christmas is coming. On December 1st we entered the Advent season. Advent is a Latin word and means coming. This is the time in the church calendar when we intentionally remember Jesus’ first coming and anticipate His second coming. The theme for the first week of Advent is typically “Waiting.” Therefore, we want to ask ourselves: How are…

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