Many communities living in extreme poverty experience the trap of generational poverty. Disadvantages, inequality, lack of opportunities, ineffective systems, and poor outcomes collectively work against individuals making it virtually impossible to break the cycle of poverty for themselves, their children, and future generations. Generational poverty is said to impact at least three generations. That means…

What do we talk about? Jackson, Werner, and Carrie discuss how practically to apply a model of contextualization. A formula has an input and an output. That is not what we mean by biblically faithful and culturally meaningful contextualization. This model of contextualization is not a formula, it’s a process. Since it’s not enough to…

What do we talk about?  What are the stories that make us who we are? This is a critical question that few of us spend time thinking about. Brandon O’Brien has spent a lot of time reflecting on a few of the major myths that shape every person. These include the personal myth, the communal…

Many communities living in extreme poverty are often overlooked in their skills, resources, and general desire to provide for their own basic needs and that of their families. Through your support of Mission ONE, we’re partnering with organizations that live in the very areas they’re serving. This means they have a deeper understanding of the…

Rethinking Cross-Cultural Partnerships (Interview with William Strickland) What do we talk about? Jackson and Werner interview William Strickland, who challenges people to rethink their understanding of healthy cross-cultural partnerships. William is candid about the difficulties mission agencies face and the inevitable failures that are bound to happen when we don’t give intentional thought to partnership….

Jackson’s article “Have Theologians No Sense of Shame?” sparked some deep discussion on how to understand shame in Scripture. Sacred, social, and psychological shame are all present in the Bible, but figuring out what’s what can be messy. Our discussion on subjective versus objective shame will clear up the muddy waters. Apart from the high-level…

Meet the People of Kijabe Town Kijabe Town is a small community of people who live about 30 miles outside of Nairobi. Its name is Maasai for “Place of the Wind” as it stands on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. It only has two roads in and out and a population of about…

  Werner Mischke, Mission ONE Vice President Interviews Terri Marie, storyteller and “Restoring Honor Through Shame” Course Participant Restoring Honor Through Shame was a course led by Mission ONE in partnership with Empower Women Media in the fall of 2020. Nearly 50 female leaders from places like Pakistan, India, the Middle East, and the USA…

Work as a Commentary on God’s Character (w/ Jim Mullins)   What do we talk about? Jim Mullins is a storyteller. He seeks creative expressions of God’s kingdom in everything from wearing a clown suit to being a part of a human shield to protect his neighbors at a Mosque in Phoenix. Jackson and Carrie…

  For Chris Flanders, Frank Henderson Stewart’s Honor is a helpful backbone in understanding honor-shame dynamics in all cultures. What do we talk about? Jackson interviews Chris Flanders who says there is no such thing as “honor” or “honor cultures. Yet, this seems to contradict much of what’s been written about honor and shame cultures….

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