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Gospel-Centered Spiritual Formation in Chiang Mai (2/2)

Gospel-Centered Spiritual Formation in Chiang Mai (2/2)

[This post is the second of a series by Joshua Melby, a global Christian leader in Chiang Mai, Thailand.] Historical Examples Historically speaking, hymn-singing was emphasized more than prayer in evangelicalism. However, leaders like Jonathan Wesley, teach us that prayer is important. All across the world, Christians incorporate it into their private devotional time. Communal prayer has definitely been a feature of the evangelical movement with regular prayer meetings since the eighteenth century. Scholars like Ian Randall note that prayer…

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Gospel-Centered Spiritual Formation in Chiang Mai (1/2)

Gospel-Centered Spiritual Formation in Chiang Mai (1/2)

[This post is the first of a series by Joshua Melby, a global Christian leader in Chiang Mai, Thailand.] Dear Chiang Mai Church Collective, our city is already has one of the largest Christian populations in Thailand. We are a shining beacon on a hill for the rest of the country. We have an important mission in spreading and evangelizing the unreached and undiscipled people of Thailand. In order to continue to grow in our capabilities, I propose that we…

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Luther’s Theology of the Cross

Luther’s Theology of the Cross

Martin Luther’s theology of the cross, in contrast to a theology of glory, greatly pervaded many of his other theological systems.  This theme is immensely significant because it attacks the very root of all our sinful tendencies—pride.  A robust theology of the cross not only draws us to exult in the glory of Christ in his humiliation, but it also calls us to imitate his ‘kenosis’ even to the point of death on a cross.  The cross and the crypt…

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Mini-Seminar: “Suffering and Persecution in the Global Christian Context”

Mini-Seminar: “Suffering and Persecution in the Global Christian Context”

In light of the unrelenting adversity that the global church faces in our day, global Christians need to revisit a theology of suffering and martyrdom. In June 2017, The Judson Center hosted a mini-seminar entitled, “Suffering and Persecution in the Global Christian Context.” The two presenters were: Dr. E. D. Burns: Director of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program at Western Seminary and Director of The Judson Center. Dr. Marv Newell: Senior Vice President of Missio Nexus. Below…

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Announcement: Lausanne and Operation World Agree to Partnership

Announcement: Lausanne and Operation World Agree to Partnership

Good news for missions mobilization and prayer for the nations: The Lausanne Movement and Operation World have made a formal announcement today. Lausanne begins the statement saying, “The Lausanne Movement and Operation World announced today that they are entering into a unique partnership to mobilise prayer for the nations and world evangelisation.” For the full article, see Lausanne’s announcement here.