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Once declared an atheist state, Albania today is ripe spiritually yet poverty-stricken. While the Baptist Union of Albania is one of the smallest in Europe, its 250 members are focused on missions. […] Read More

Centrist Baptists have felt abandoned by both fundamentalists and liberals. However, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a diverse community seeking to do missions and ministry in new and exciting ways, and there’s room for all. […] Read More

If our mission is to be relevant in tomorrow’s world, our theology and practice will need to change. These 4 crucial issues will determine the quality of Christian mission into the next century. […] Read More

More than 2,200 Baptist congregations in Ukraine have about 110,000 members. Here’s how the European Baptist Federation has aided Baptist church planters in the country. […] Read More

A significant issue that inhabits the white Christian imagination is the distorted idea that racism is somehow something foreign to Christianity. Racism is often perceived as an external threat that can taint “true” Christian practices and ideological commitments and thus strip Christianity of its alleged purity. The recent popularity of theological tendencies that make sharp […] Read More

There have been missionaries to “foreign” places and ethnic groups from the time of the Apostle Paul to the present. The modern Protestant missionary movement, however, began with Englishman William Carey in 1792. Building upon Carey’s groundbreaking ideas and actions, extensive time, effort and resources have been expended on global missionary activities during the 225 […] Read More

Racism and sexism are increasingly, and belatedly, being identified as big issues at North American, Western European and Australian universities and are not merely “developing country” phenomena. See, for instance, the recent report from a British task force. Racism and sexism manifest themselves not only in hiring practices, unequal pay, hate speech and acts of […] Read More

I bragged on the response that Houstonians had made shortly after Hurricane Harvey and made an appeal for churches to consider making Houston a destination for mission work in helping us rebuild. I was driving down a local street a few weeks ago and saw a van from my hometown church. They have been very […] Read More

Turkey may be called the cradle of Christianity. Some missionary journeys of the apostle Paul took place in today’s Turkey, and the seven churches (Revelation 2-3) were located there too. Now, more than 80 percent of nearly 70 million Turkish citizens claim to be Muslims, while all the Christians counted together comprise less than 1 […] Read More

We must learn how to relate cross-culturally in ways that reflect the beauty and grace of Christ’s gospel because we encounter people from other cultures, nations and faith traditions every day. I shared three suggestions on how to do so in the first part: First, engage with real people face to face. Second, questions that […] Read More