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A Revolutionary Idea

“In 2007, my wife, Carol, and I joined another couple from Christ Church Anglican, Savannah to attend the New Wineskins Conference. The Lord used the first two talks by Bishop Derek Eaton and Bishop Rennis Ponniah, which by “accident” both focused on the call of Abraham in Geneses 12:1, to confirm a call to Carol and me to sell our business and get ready to do full time mission work…”

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How Big is Your God, Really?

When J.B. Phillips wrote his book, Your God is too Small, the follow-up question was, "How big is your God?"  I am still asking that question in my own life.  In January, the former Archbishop and Primate of the Church of Uganda died and was celebrated.  His funeral was not only a national event, it was an international marker of the amazing changes in Africa, especially within the Anglican churches of Africa.  The Rev. Dr. David Goodhew has outlined some of the facts...

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Balaam of Pethor: A Missionary Just Like Us

The name of the indigenous Anglican presence in Spain is the Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal (IERE), or as it is often called in English, the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain. We date our beginnings back to 150 years ago when a number of converts from Roman Catholicism got together to form a new Christian presence for Spain. One of the visions of our founding bishop...

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Of Bomb cyclones, Dengue fever, and God’s providence

We’d finished the first portion of Agape Year, engaging with local ministries and churches in Pittsburgh and been preparing for our time overseas with the Anglican Church in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We’d gone through thoughtful and meaningful prep and prayer with New Wineskins. We’d had a great time delving into cross cultural and ministry training with SAMS. Our bags were packed. Visas acquired. We were ready. And, then 5,000 flights were cancelled out of JFK airport due to a weather phenomenon called a “bomb cyclone”...

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Cambodia Anglicans Chart a New Path

Space is tight in the Phnom Penh chapel where Cambodian Anglican Christians have gathered to worship on a Sunday morning.  “If you can’t find a seat, just stand for a few minutes and seats will open up when the children go to their Sunday school,” advises Pastor Jesse Blaine, a Khmer-speaking American who leads the congregation...

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Letter from the Archbishop: World Mission Sunday

As a province, we have set aside a day early in our calendar year to highlight this great co-mission to reach our neighbors, both locally and globally, with the saving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This year World Mission Sunday is February 4th, the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. Once again, the Anglican Church in North America and Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP) have teamed up to provide you with...

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Won't Muslims just Integrate?

I’ve been an Anglican minister working for, with, and among Muslims now for well over a decade--much of that in Muslim-majority cities and countries. In the Muslim world there is no concern about integration. I don’t even know what that word is in Arabic, and I’m pretty good at Arabic. The whole idea of integration is really Western at heart. The very idea that immigrants will integrate assumes a lot of stuff that should not be assumed...

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