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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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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.

The Eye of True Wisdom

The Eye of True Wisdom

In a sermon on Proverbs 14:8, the Particular Baptist pastor, Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), looked long and hard at the virtue of godly wisdom.  He extracted many helpful principles from this verse, and one of the most insightful comments he made was how to use the Word of God in getting wisdom.  He says that the Word functions in two main ways in teaching us wisdom.  It shows us what the destructive end will be of folly, from which wisdom deters…

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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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Christian Spirituality from a Southeast Asian Perspective (p.2)

Christian Spirituality from a Southeast Asian Perspective (p.2)

In this second post, I wish to discuss the need for developing and implementing Biblical Counseling ministry (and the use of psychology responsibly) in the Asian contexts.  I believe Western Christians have a valuable tool that Asian Christians are lacking.  First, I will explain the need for trained Christian counselors in both fields of Bible and Psychology.  Then I will share a few ideas on how we can use counseling in the church. When I was teaching ESL at Suan…

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