Mission

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PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN: 14 LESSONS IN CROSS-CULTURAL EVANGELISM

1. Supernatural leading 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”  – Acts 8:26 Angels and the Spirit’s voice play a key role in this story. God is intensely involved in reaching the unreached. “Unreached-ness” amplifies (the good stories are gooder …

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Waves of Strangeness

Intercultural threshold-crossers are frequently overwhelmed by floods of difference. Language, ways of thinking, ethics, religion… it’s all paralyzingly, stupefyingly strange. Understanding our default reactions to difference – even more, developing our theology of difference is therefore a cross-cultural non-negotiable. Whether you are in fresh-off-the-plane-everything-is-new mode, or 10-years-in-and-still-learning mode, here are some attitudes to strangeness. Where …

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