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Partnership and Mission

During the month of November members of the Word Made Flesh team share reflections on partnership and challenge us to move beyond our current understanding of what it means to be partners with one another to the glory of God

On Partnership

During the month of November members of the Word Made Flesh team share reflections on partnership and challenge us to move beyond our current understanding of what it means to be partners with one another to the glory of God

Humility: The Starting Point

During the month of November members of the Word Made Flesh team share reflections on partnership and challenge us to move beyond our current understanding of what it means to be partners with one another to the glory of God

God’s Reign: An Invitation to Partnership

During the month of November members of the Word Made Flesh team share reflections on partnership and challenge us to move beyond our current understanding of what it means to be partners with one another to the glory of God

What Do We Mean By Partnership?

At the very least the recorded history of modern missions has been largely read as a colonializing white enterprise of the Western (European and American) church. This version of mission has often under reported the role of partnership in service. It also

Proudly Christian

The 27 countries I visit as an International Deputy Director of The Lausanne Movement are those I cover as Regional Secretary for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in English and Portuguese Speaking Africa.  I’m happy to be corrected,

God Is At Work In Africa

My heart leaped with deep sense of joy and encouragement, when in February 2007, during a meeting with 65 Church and mission leaders in Abuja, Nigeria, Rev. Doug Birdsall (Executive Chairman of The Lausanne Movement) confirmed that Africa would be

No matter what!

It does not matter where in the world you ask people: almost all of them know what they did on that momentous day: 9/11.  Whether I ask people in the United States or here in Germany: the events of that

And the walls came tumbling down…

Time is running.  It feels as if it was just yesterday that Germany was reunited as a country.  But as of this year, 2009, it is already twenty years ago that the momentous event took place: The Wall came down.

Diasporas: People on the Move

I am at Starbucks watching people.  Yes, I “people-watch” at Starbucks.  If you have ever wondered where to meet people from around the world, spend a couple of hours at Starbucks. I met Ibrahim* at Starbucks. Ibrahim is a Ph.D.

Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Local Churches

As an amateur anthropologist, I want to write about what I have observed about Coca-Cola, Starbucks and some local churches.  But before I go further, I want to make it clear that I am not advertizing Coca-Cola and Starbucks products,

Every Penny Counts

In May (2009), the Lausanne Diasporas Leadership Team (LDLT) convened the Lausanne Diasporas Consultation in Manila, Philippines, in preparation for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization: Cape Town 2010. The historic consultation brought together over 50 experts in the

More reflections of an urban missiologist

The course that I mentioned to you last week on Christian Faith, the City and the Arts ended this week. We spent considerable time in the conclusion to the class exploring New Testament texts and God’s project in human history

Reflections of an urban missiologist

I thoroughly enjoy my role as the Senior Associate for urban mission for The Lausanne Movement. (As I like to tell people, it is one of the few things I do in life that is a true role rather than

Failure

“Hi, I’m Michael Oh, and I’m a failure.” Not exactly the kind of introduction you’d expect at a gathering of 4000 global leaders at Cape Town 2010.  But what if?  And what if not? The truth of the matter is

Jetlag

Jetlag.  Surely jetlag was a product of the Fall of mankind.  And surely jetlag won’t exist when we enjoy the new heavens and the new earth.  Maybe we’ll just close our eyes, think of a place, and be there.  Fully

Earth Shaking News

Last week my wife Pearl and I were enjoying a quiet evening until the very ground beneath us began to shake.  Checking the seismic activity website I saw that there were actually four earthquakes in different parts of Japan in

Be Still

I’m the proud mother of a 22-year-old who just graduated from university.  Yes I know I don’t look old enough to have a son that’s 22.  (Okay, who just rolled their eyes and laughed?) In those 22 years, my husband

Suffering

Last month, my friend Dora at the Chinese Coordination Centre for World Evangelization sent out a link to an article by Peter Lin. The article was intended as thoughts for the Lenten season but I found the subject especially meaningful

Doing Or Being?

I have just seen the movie ‘The Devil Wore Prada’ – probably two years after everyone else! What a character Miranda is: a highly successful CEO of a large fashion house; exceedingly elegant; driven by ambition; super efficient; focused on