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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...

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...

Creating space for co-nourishment

by Melissa Tucker on 11/11/2011 The transformed mission program provides space for young leaders in Mexico to share responsibility with PLNU students for planning and leading the Easter week mission experiences, and for all the...

He refused to 'sit down'

by R. Franklin Cook on 10/19/2011 How often through the centuries has a new generation stood up to declare some new truth or idea, only to be told to sit down?Throughout this Mission Essentials series, we have been reflecting in...

Where is the 'mission field'?

by Agatha Cristian Heap on 10/11/2011 When Jesus walked the earth, he was hard at work. He did not intend to pass through our world and just leave a series of commands and lessons on how people should live. He got involved; He chose to...

Who is a missionary?

by Samantha Chambo on 09/20/2011I said yes to God’s call to join His mission at the age of 10, after listening to a mission story in Sunday school. Since then I believed I was a missionary. I testified and preached at every...

Mission, missions, missional?

by Shawna Songer Gaines on 09/01/2011Several years ago, I went to Tecate, Mexico, for a missions trip. One day the local pastor’s family made us an amazing lunch: carne asada tacos. The basic elements are tortillas, carne asada-style...

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