Salim’s Pentecost testimony
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Salim’s Pentecost testimony

“When I read the Pentecost story in Acts, it’s so amazing to think about all the people represented in God’s Story,” said Salim. “We’re talking about thousands of languages.” Born in Lebanon, Salim grew up learning the country’s three official languages – Arabic, and English primarily, as well as some French. But Portuguese was the…

Lives Changed Through Global Coffee Break
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Lives Changed Through Global Coffee Break

The programs of Raise Up Global Ministries equip the global church by developing interactive, biblically-based resources and equipping leaders to facilitate learning and kingdom change. This includes Global Coffee Break. Coffee Break helps churches invite neighbors to discover God’s story together. Brookfield Christian Reformed Church in Wisconsin is a great example of this. They recently…

Unity and diversity
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Unity and diversity

Canadian members of the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA) face accusations of creating schism and disunity every time they want more space to do ministry in a different way. The word “separation” plays the same threatening role in church circles as it does in Quebec. It now hangs over the upcoming January 29…

Sticky metaphors and signature sermons
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Sticky metaphors and signature sermons

John P. Bowen, Emeritus Professor of Evangelism at Wycliffe College, Toronto, has given us a gift in his collection of sermons, essays, and reflections titled God is Always Bigger: Reflections by a Hopeful Critic. That was his goal as a theologian who is a self-described “collector type” – collectors must give away their collections to…