Four Essential Traits of a Cross-Cultural Urban Christian Mission Agent (P2)

Four Essential Traits of a Cross-Cultural Urban Christian Mission Agent (P2)

For the followers of Christ to effectively obey the Great Commission to preach the gospel into all the world and make disciples of all the nations, it is indispensable, indeed, for an urban Christian mission agent to have a cross-cultural, multilingual mindset. We already mentioned in the first part of this discussion two of the four habits of the mind that a cross-cultural urban Christian mission agent should develop, namely: A passionate love for the Triune God and a strong…

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Four Essential Traits of a Cross-Cultural Urban Christian Mission Agent (p1)

Four Essential Traits of a Cross-Cultural Urban Christian Mission Agent (p1)

In times past, foreign mission agencies made the acquisition of cross-cultural skills an absolute requirement for their missionary candidates to possess before sending them out to the ends of the earth. In today’s modernized and highly urbanized world where 54% of the 7 billion people on earth live in cities, the importance for an urban Christian mission worker to have a cross-cultural mindset can’t be overemphasized. The multilingual, multicultural harvest field is right here in the cities! This is why…

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“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a master at taking a familiar biblical text and staring at it long and hard until he saw mountains of spiritual treasure emerge.  He read the Bible as a beggar in search for bread, and he never stopped looking even in places he had searched before. Here is a simple example of his active meditation on a familiar text—“The Lord’s Prayer” (Matt 6:9).  Let us seek and find the riches of God’s Word, even in familiar…

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Chiang Mai: What Could Have Been

Chiang Mai: What Could Have Been

How would Chiang Mai City of Thailand be described if it were the city that could-have-been, the city that-is and the city that-will-be? In Dr. Roger Greenway’s book, Cities: Missions’ New Frontier, and in his audio-taped lecture for the course on Urban Mission and Ministry, he fascinatingly described three city scenarios. The three contrasting scenarios include the cities that-could-have-been without the Fall of Man, the city that-will-be in Revelation 21 and the cities-that-are with all their fallen characteristics, quirks and…

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