One New Humanity (Part 2): Ephesians 2:11–22

Countries make grand resolutions towards achieving unity without real change. Churches know that racism and discrimination are wrong, but they persist among some of its members. The modern society’s ideal of a multi-cultural global world is desirable but collapsing...

One New Humanity (Part 1)

Following the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, an impassioned debate about racism has exposed deep wounds running through minority communities, and presents a great challenge to everyone who belongs to the church and believes that God calls us to reach out to...

Contentment in a time of COVID

 In his letter to the Philippians, Paul says, “I have learned to be content with whatever I have” (Philippians 4:11). This sounds easy to say but much harder to live. How can we be content in a time of COVID-19, when normal life has been suspended? When we’re...
I Will Send You Far Away

I Will Send You Far Away

The year: 1994. The place: Kenya, East Africa where I was serving as a volunteer missionary for one year. I knew I was called to be a Bible teacher by that point but I didn’t know where and how. I was beginning to get the impression that God might be calling me to...

Things Can Change

We’ve been having political problems again here in Haiti. Many US news outlets have stopped reporting on problems in Haiti because people are simply tired of hearing about it. Round and around Haiti goes with its problems and unending poverty. Sometimes it just seems...
Mysterium Tremendum Sleeping in a Manger

Mysterium Tremendum Sleeping in a Manger

One of the most mind-blowing, inexplicable aspects of the Christmas-commemorating incarnation of God in Jesus is that the mysteriously terrifying yet fascinating holiness of God is wrapped up in innocent, gentle, weak human flesh. The terrifying holiness of God...
Christian Steward Leadership

Christian Steward Leadership

A common phrase found in modern Christian writings,” time, talent and treasure”, serves as a summary of the general areas of steward responsibility. Other scriptural references mention the stewardship of creation, community, dominion, possessions, spiritual gifts,...
A Strategic Alliance of Latin American Seminaries

A Strategic Alliance of Latin American Seminaries

In October 2017, representatives of seven of One Mission Society’s partner seminaries in Latin America met in Medellín, Colombia, in an historic gathering. Seminary rectors and denominational leaders from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela, joined by...