An interview with Chris Marantika.
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CHINA: Amity rolls out the welcome mat In one of the most astonishing turns in the always surprising labyrinth of Chinese policy, top Chinese religious officials are shaking out a long-unused welcome mat.
The issue is how can the “differences” between men and women is to be understood so that the full-orbed dimension of God’s creation in both male and female can be released to the glory of God.
The author discusses two aspects of relationship problems that are based on personality differences: personality types, and personal maturity.
One of the old pioneer missionaries of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, a venerable saint of unusual dedication and spiritual fervor, was sometimes heard to exclaim, “God didn’t call me to Africa to hunt and fish! I was called to be a fisher of men!”
Philip sat in class with a puzzled expression on his face. We had been discussing the changes in the culture of his people, the Zulus of South Africa. His frown deepened as he thought about the patterns of change. Suddenly he blurted out, “I don’t have a culture.”
This way of church planting has stolen my heart. We began working with our first church planting training team in 1972. In one year a church was started.
Abou Traore was not a traditional sorcerer, the kind who regulates daily events in a small traditional village. Rather he worked hand-in-hand with the Muslim leaders in larger towns of Burkina Faso.
After six to eight brainstorming meetings, plans for an informal Bible training institute for Quichua leaders in Imbabura province were developed.
The capable young doctor was not critical of mission agencies, but definitely puzzled. He had previously volunteered for and served two short terms in Africa.