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From farthest East to farthest West

by Howard Culbertson on 06/26/2012“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised,” – Psalm 113:3 Nearly 20 years ago young people came home from Nazarene Youth Conference singing Stephen...

Texas church ministering to strip club dancers

by Mandie Schaper on 06/19/2012  “It was a typical Sunday evening,” Zack Smithson, pastor of Euless First Church of the Nazarene in Euless, Texas, says of less-than-typical subject matter his congregation wrestled with when they...

The heart of God: A call to mission at Sinai

by Howard Culbertson on 05/31/2012Just prior to giving Moses the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai, God had something else to say to Abraham’s descendants. It was this: “Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all...

Iowa Holiness Summit inspires thoughts of church planting

by Mandie Schaper on 05/22/2012The Iowa District is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2012. Central to its year-long celebration is a focus on holiness and a return to the district’s Nazarene roots. It only seemed natural...

South Asian church in Winnipeg reaches immigrants

by Mandie Schaper on 03/21/2012  In Winnipeg, Canada—a multicultural melting pot—a small church is using a simple format to meet the needs of the South Asian community.    “It reminds me of an early New Testament church,” says...

Mission declaration from the cross?

by Howard Culbertson on 03/15/2012  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”    This question -- recorded in Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34  -- is one of the classic “Seven Sayings from the Cross.” Believers have puzzled over this...

Q&A: Brian Helstrom, on JFHP named in 'Top 10 Returns on Investment'

by Anonymous on 01/19/2012Engage: How did you find out about JFHP receiving this honor as one of the top 10 most impactful Christian charities?Helstrom: It was an unexpected find. Our staff routinely scans the Internet for...

Our mission requires understanding competing human needs

by Ben Taussig on 01/10/2012 You are a remarkable piece of work.OK, hear me out. When I say “piece of work,” I’m not so much referring to those cool personality traits and accomplishments that you could reasonably boast (and I’...

Q&A: What is biblical social justice?

by Engage on 12/20/2011In our Mission Essentials series, we are currently in the topic, "Mission: Is it justice, compassion or evangelism?"This week, we talk with James Casler, director of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social...

Mission: Is it justice or evangelism?

by Grant Christy on 12/06/2011Is Christian mission justice, compassion, or evangelism? While this important question may seem particularly relevant given the current circumstances of our world, this is by no means a new question...

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