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Mission briefing: culture shock

by By Howard Culbertson on 11/10/2017 People often think the feelings arising in encounters with strange foods or customs constitute “culture shock.” In reality, those brief moments of discomfort are not what anthropologists mean by...

Mission briefing: 10/40 Window

by By Howard Culbertson on 10/16/2017 About 30 years ago, missiologist Luis Bush coined the phrase “10/40 Window.” He did that to focus attention on a specific area of the world where millions of people have little or no access to the...

Mission briefing: Globalization

by By Howard Culbertson on 09/27/2017 Globalization became a hot topic in the 1980s. It still is. If you search for “globalization” on the Internet, Google will give you 42 million web pages to read. Conversations about globalization...

Video: Raised to Life

by By South America Region Communications on 09/14/2017 Despite being raised by pastors, Marcelo Fretes rejected God and turned to a life of drugs and alcohol. After several suicide attempts, Marcelo finally accepted God’s love and gained the peace he...

Mission briefing: Mission fit

by By Howard Culbertson on 08/14/2017 Almost a dozen years ago, “to make Christlike disciples in the nations” became the officially-stated mission of the Church of the Nazarene. Of course, while that exact wording may be somewhat recent...

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