Away From Home for the Holidays: A Missionary Perspective From Stephanie Boon

How do missionaries feel when separated from holiday traditions back home? Should global workers feel guilty for the abundance they enjoy at Christmastime? And what can churches do to support missionaries who feel stuck in the middle between home and the field? Stephanie Boon, ABWE missionary to Tanzania, shares. Read Stephanie‚Äôs advent devotional article here.Continue reading “Away From Home for the Holidays: A Missionary Perspective From Stephanie Boon”

Christmas Episode: Can Missions Be ‚ÄėIncarnational‚Äô?

Merry Christmas from the Missions Podcast! To celebrate the holiday, we‚Äôre honing in on the incarnation of Christ and asking: what do Christian leaders mean when they talk about ‚Äúincarnational‚ÄĚ ministry? Can the incarnation actually be imitated, or does referring to our ministry as incarnational cheapen the uniqueness of Christ‚Äôs birth? This week, Scott andContinue reading “Christmas Episode: Can Missions Be ‚ÄėIncarnational‚Äô?”

Bonus Episode: The Government Shall Be Upon His Shoulder

The holidays are a time of quaint familiarity, but let‚Äôs be honest. We wax philosophical about the royal gifts the magi later bring the Christ-child, but we treat ‚ÄúKing‚ÄĚ mainly as an honorific title. We think, after all, this Boy grows up to be a controversial Jewish Rabbi, an inspiring religious figure, not a Caesar.Continue reading “Bonus Episode: The Government Shall Be Upon His Shoulder”