A long road to Southeastern

I came to United States as a refugee almost two years ago.  However, getting to this land was not easy at all. I spent 3 years in Turkey waiting for an age-long process to be approved by the United Nation and other American humanitarian agencies as someone who is eligible to enter to America. Coming […]

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Praying for Missionaries during the Christmas Season

At Christmas, I’m sometimes asked for specific ways to pray for our missionaries overseas.  I’ve compiled a list of some holiday-specific requests that hopefully will be a springboard for you as you intentionally pray for those sent out from your churches, friends who have gone overseas, and those sent out by the IMB. Christmas brings […]

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Mission Role Available

The International Church of Batam (ICB) is located on the island of Batam, Indonesia, a short ferry boat ride from Singapore.  ICB was founded in February of 2006 to meet the need for an English worship experience on the island.    The church today is made up of largely American and Indonesian units, along with attendees […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Urban Missions

Several months ago, the United Nations released data showing more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. The projection is that before 2050, that number will climb to two-thirds. According to the report posted on CNN.com: Today, 55% of the world’s population is urban, a figure which is expected to grow to 68% […]

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What Hath Business to do with Missions?

The missionary task, as commonly understood by Evangelicals, involves the communication of the Christian message to the unbelieving nations, intentionally crossing cultural, linguistic, social and/or geographic barriers. The hope is that the gospel will be received and that new believers will become obedient followers of Jesus. Missionary anthropologist Paul Hiebert has described this spiritual transformation […]

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Greatest Week Of SBC Cooperation

A lot will be said about cooperation in the Southern Baptist Convention over the next couple weeks. We will gather in Dallas and participate in our cooperative convention. We will talk about Cooperative Program giving. We will learn about the work of our cooperative institutions, boards and agencies. We will even commission missionaries and pray […]

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On the Changing President of the IMB

By now, most would have heard that Dr. David Platt has asked the trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) to begin searching for a new president. (Click here for news story) For many, this news comes as a shock. For some, it may even be a point of frustration and fear. The IMB is, […]

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Making 2018 a Missionary Year

I am not a huge fan of New Year’s Resolutions. They always seem to be good ideas that fail within a few months. On the other hand, I am a huge fan of taking advantage of the changing calendar for reassessment and re-alignment. When I was in high school, I did a little surfing on […]

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SEBTS Students and Hurricane Relief

5 Things to Pray We have a team of 19 on the ground in Florida this week helping with hurricane relief. Take a few minutes and pray these five things for them today: Holy Spirit – pray for dependence upon and filling for the team as they serve the impacted community. Clarity & Connection – […]

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