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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 8:13am

The greatest challenge to modern missions is a lack of understanding of the church’s nature and its role in missions.

The church in Antioch didn’t send the youngest (and thus cheapest to support), the least experienced in ministry, the most awkward, or those they wanted to get rid of. They sent Paul and Barnabas! They sent their best, the two men who were undoubtedly the congregation’s strongest leaders.

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Fri, 02/24/2017 - 6:34am

"Many Christians are turning to apps and memes to express their faith instead of churches – and it's raising intriguing questions about the future of the world's largest religion." BBC News

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