January 2018

10 Ideas for Professional Development on the Field

by Amy Young on January 19, 2018

When I was a freshman in college, my university had the in-coming students come a week early for orientation. During that week I attended a campus ministry get-to-know-you event. From the outside there was nothing overtly special about it: picnic in a public park. But did I mention I was in COLLEGE. I was a […]

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Complicit no matter what we do? So was Jesus.

by Craig Greenfield on January 17, 2018

Ever get the feeling you’ll be complicit in injustice no matter what you do? I remember finding out that slave-labor was used to build natural-gas pipelines in Burma. Thousands of slaves were involved in clearing the land and in construction work along the 65km pipeline. So, of course I decided to boycott the French and British […]

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The Ministry of a Missionary Mama

by Editor on January 11, 2018

by Krista Horn Two years ago our family moved to Kenya to live and work at a mission hospital which happens to host numerous short-term medical workers throughout the year. For my husband, this means having the blessing of extra hands-on-deck at the hospital. For me, it means occasionally hosting the visitors and answering lots […]

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“Our missions work has lacked the diversity necessary for it to be as effective as it could be. There is a dearth of leaders of color, voices of people who are living in communities that are being ‘served.’ The intentions for most are rooted in a strong sense of call, but we have to correct […]

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When Your Missionary Stories Aren’t Sexy

by Editor on January 4, 2018

by Erin Duplechin We stood in the lobby after the funeral. We’d spent the hour before hearing beautiful stories of simple faith lived by a simple woman. Besides the fact that she was intelligent, caring, and genuinely interested in other people, one theme seemed to resonate throughout the eulogy: she showed up. She showed up […]

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Ask a Counselor: Annual Self-Care Check-Up Edition

by Kay Bruner on January 3, 2018

It’s become my tradition to kick off every year with a post encouraging self-care for the year ahead. Last year, I talked about using the biopsychosocial model as a basis for a well-rounded self-care plan.  I even created a fun, handy-dandy animation about it. I still think that’s a great model to use, and I […]

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The Proverbs 32 Man

by Jonathan Trotter on January 1, 2018

Women have had their chapter long enough, and my wife’s written about how she’s pretty much failed at following it. I think it’s time for the men. It’s time we define the ideal man to whom we should compare all men, from henceforth and forevermore, regardless of context or culture, giftedness or calling, personality or […]

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