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Systematician: Challenges for the Ministry of the Word on the Mission Field

I have been preaching parts of the book of Mark in our new church plant here in Kaohsiung. And I’m struck once again by what a truly unique ministry experience it is to plant a church in a highly unevangelized region! While we have ‘church services’, we don’t really have a church yet. That is, […]

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Preview: Send Me, I’ll Go

Last week was an exciting one for me as CLC released my book ‘Send Me, I’ll Go’.  A lot has gone into this project, and I’m very thankful for this new opportunity to talk about missions. As the purposes of the book and the purposes of this blog overlap considerably, I thought it would be […]

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How We Got Here

I haven’t written yet about what our family has been up to since our deportation from China. So thought I would give a little update. We’ve been in Kaohsiung, Taiwan over four months now and are about two months into a new church plant. I never would have imagined in January of 2014 that I […]

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How Language Learning Glorifies God (Part 2)

Some thoughts for missionaries about the great value of learning a language (continued from Part 1 here)… 3. Entering a culture is a modeling of the incarnation of Christ Jesus learned a language. Maybe more than one. He not only became fully human, he became fully Jewish, fully Galilean, fully Nazarene. You could brush shoulders […]

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How Language Learning Glorifies God (Part 1)

The trouble with career missionaries is that it takes so long to get them started. There’s training to be done, financial support to be raised, and languages to be studied. All told, you’re talking about an investment of several years (in most cases) before these families get to hammering away at the task for which […]

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The End of the Movement?

The modern missionary movement didn’t start with a bang. The great missionary to India William Carey may be dubbed its father, but he was himself a child, a product, of missionaries of the previous century, men like David Brainerd and John Eliot. But the moniker fits, because Carey did leave a massive legacy. In the […]

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Review of ‘Dispatches from the Front: Day of Battle’

First things first. If you haven’t already seen this film, click here and buy it. If you regret spending the money on it, write me afterwards and I’ll buy it off you. The newest installment of Tim’s Dispatches from the Front is the missions equivalent of a starter log. If you find yourself in a […]

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Intro to Missions Course – Part 6

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a friend and I taught at our home church. In the sixth lesson, Aaron, my missionary friend in Morocco, discusses the vital work of establishing believers. Aaron talks about the mission of the church and shows that it really cannot be reduced to anything less than reproducing ourselves […]

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Intro to Missions Course – Part 5

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. Here in the fifth lesson we talk about efforts to evangelize cities. The first part of the talk centers on the advantages and challenges of church-planting in an urban context. The second talks about the Apostle […]

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The Hard Part

I wonder sometimes what kind of work I’d be qualified for if I couldn’t be a missionary anymore. Speaking Chinese might open up some doors. But I think the occupation that I’d be most qualified for would be one of those guys on Shark Tank that listen to inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their investment proposals. At […]

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