What can we learn from churches ministering in different contexts?
One of the joys and challenges of traveling is the different perspective it gives you on your own setting. Time in Uganda has made me realize the extraordinary wealth we enjoy in the West and, with it, our wastefulness. Time in Egypt has helped me see the West’s radical individualism and also the religious freedoms we enjoy. Time in India has shown me that happiness isn’t a function of material wealth and made me more thankful for advances in social equality.
I love this confession, a confession of a whole church.
We’re a family made up of people who share two things in common: our hearts long—even ache—for something bigger, deeper, richer than words can express; and we’re finding that longing answered as we learn to say “yes” to Jesus.
As a Muslim imam, Mario was well-versed in the Quran and in the teachings of the Islamic religion. In fact, it was precisely the Quran that brought him to an encounter with Jesus Christ. Continue reading →