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Mission ONE Partner in Kenya shares the hope and love of Christ with families in need “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” —Romans 8:28 As each day brings more anxiety over the current state of global…

SIX WAYS THE BIBLE UNDERMINES RACISM: (#3) THE SURPASSING WORTH OF KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORD This is my third post in this series. I am addressing how the gospel of Christ offers a cure to the pathologies of racism and tribalism. #1: All Gentiles are born “strangers and aliens” #2: The atonement kills hostility between peoples…

Six ways the Bible undermines racism: (#2) The atonement kills hostility between peoples This is my second post in a series on how the gospel of Christ offers a cure to the pathologies of racism and tribalism. My first post in the series, “All Gentiles are born ‘strangers and aliens’”, is here. A small part of this second…

Six ways the Bible undermines racism: #1 All Gentiles are born “strangers and aliens” With this post I begin a series on how the gospel of Christ offers a cure to the pathologies of racism and tribalism. This blog post is adapted from my forthcoming article in Missio Dei Journal: “An Honor-Bearing Gospel for Shame-Fueled…

Get instant access to this FREE digital art print.   Learn more about the inspiration behind this piece from the artist Hospitality and lament.   We have become all too well acquainted with the walls of our own houses in these recent weeks. But I’ve seen hospitality flourish. It’s a long held artist secret that we are…

Written by Werner Mischke, Mission ONE Vice President I presented “An Honor-Bearing Gospel for Shame-Fueled Crises,” at the annual conference of EMS (Evangelical Missiological Society) in Dallas, Texas on September 14, 2019. The EMS theme for 2019 was “Mission Amid Global Crises.” Here is the audio (27 min). The article is slated to be published in early 2020 in Missio Dei…

Written by Jackson Wu, Mission ONE Theologian-in-Residence “I sacrificed more by leaving the mission field.” When my friend recently made this statement, I not only knew she was right; I recognized how few people realized the cost missionaries pay when returning to their home country. Far fewer churches and mission organizations talk about it. First…

Written by Jackson Wu, Mission ONE Theologian-in-Residence Being in a family during the quarantine. Working on a team. Having a spouse and kids. Even without the coronavirus, life always brings us new challenges to our character. Credit: flickr/AnantRohankar No Christian seriously contests the idea that the cross of Jesus ought to shape how we live….

By Jackie Parks, Coordinator of Strategic Projects: North Africa & the Middle East This Holy Week is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. It’s hard to know how to process and celebrate in the midst of crisis and uncertainty. For most of us, in person church services and normal Easter celebrations have been moved to…

Written by Jackson Wu, Mission ONE Theologian-in-Residence Many have talked about how stressful life has become since the coronavirus hit America. Schedules and routines are upended. People feel on edge. For me, however, the past week or so has felt strangely familiar, almost like putting on an old well-worn sweatshirt. Public Domain Upon reflection, I…

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