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Author Interview: Burns on Judson

Author Interview: Burns on Judson

On February 15, 2017, Dr. Marv Newell, Senior VP of Missio Nexus, aired an interview of Dr. E. D. Burns, highlighting the new book: A Supreme Desire to Please Him: The Spirituality of Adoniram Judson. The mission of Missio Nexus is to advance the effectiveness of the Great Commission community in North America in global mission. Here is the audio interview:

“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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Christian Spirituality from a Southeast Asian Perspective (p.3)

Christian Spirituality from a Southeast Asian Perspective (p.3)

In this third post, my main goals are to help nurture the spiritual gifts of the individuals in our church family here in Chiang Mai and to encourage the use of the spiritual gifts whether in private or corporate worship for the growth of the Body.  First, I will describe the setting of the local church to explain why there is a need for the development of the spiritual gifts.  Then I will propose the objectives and the plans to…

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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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