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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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Spurgeon: Gospel Missions

Spurgeon: Gospel Missions

Here is a great sermon by Charles Spurgeon about the missionary calling and lifestyle. Here is a manuscript of this sermon. It is a much needed correction to the short-lived, anti-self-denial mood of 21st century missions:

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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