Archive | March, 2006

Theology foundations

Quotes on Missiology bq. “All church planters [and all evangelists] operate within theological frameworks, but often these are assumed rather than articulated and adopted uncritically rather than as the result of reflection. Theological principles may influence strategy and practice less than unexamined tradition or innovative methodology . . . . An inadequate theological basis will […]

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Theology of Mission Resources

Resources in Theology of Mission Theology of Mission is “a multidisciplinary field that reads the Bible with missiological eyes and, based on that reading, continually reexamines, reevaluates and redirects the church’s participation in God’s mission in God’s world” (Van Engen). It serves “to help the missionary understand the purposes of God so that He can […]

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Eminent Christians: St. Patrick

(I’m running a little behind here…) On St. Patrick’s day the Irish Christian historian Michael Haykin posted number 6 on his list of Emininent Christians, none other than the patron saint of the Irish, St. Patrick. Patrick was a missionary who faced strong opposition. Dr. Haykin notes bq. Patrick’s response to these dangers reveals the […]

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Spiritual/Shouter Baptists of Trinidad and Tobago

Spiritual/Shouter Baptists of Trinidad and Tobago: History, Beliefs and Practices

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Shouter Baptists have special place in T&T

ONCE again today, the multi-religious aspect of Trinidad and Tobago’s highly mixed society will be highlighted, as the country observes Shouter Baptist Liberation Day. This is the public holiday which was declared in 1997 to recognise the contributions of that religious community to the development of the country. Read the rest of the Trinidad Express […]

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Trinidad celebrates Ames victory

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) – Stephen Ames’ victory in The Players Championship was feted throughout his native Trinidad on Monday, earning praise from a government minister and plenty of media coverage throughout the twin-island nation. Read teh rest of the SLAM! Sports article.

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Vinyl Cafe & Stuart McLean

We just got home from the Vinyl Cafe concert… at long last we made it to one. Stuart McLean, the host, was even funnier in person than on the radio. Watching his animation and gesticulations adds a whole new dimension to his stories. He is a master storyteller. If you missed the concert, you can […]

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Pastor Sues to Get Job Back

I came across this a few weeks ago… so the news is pretty stale, but I continue to be amazed at how Christians handle their conflict: bq.. **Pastor Sues To Get Job Back** COLUMBUS, Ohio — A local pastor is suing to get his job back at a Columbus church, but congregation members say they […]

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Shell Disowns Oil Drums

March 27 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc has one word to offer on the subject of its musical oil barrels. “What?” says Shell spokeswoman Alexandra Wright in London. Read the rest of the Bloomberg.com article

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One village (updated)

If all the world lived in one village World evangelism statistics: What would our world look like? Raw population statistics overwhelm you. Here’s one way of visualizing the world and its economic, housing, health, religious and educational needs: Shrink the earth’s population to one village of exactly 100 people. Apply the earth’s racial, economic and […]

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