OFF THE DONKEY, INTO THE DITCH (ON MISSION)

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A Way to Pray (Part Three)

This excerpt from Matthew Henry’s (1662-1714) A Method of Prayer is quoted here to assist you in your own prayer for “missions”. Look [here] for a more complete introduction. Pray for the Universal Church For the universal church, wherever dispersed, and for all the interests of it. Our heart’s desire and prayer to God for the gospel-Israel…

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A Way to Pray (Part Two)

This excerpt from Matthew Henry’s (1662-1714) A Method of Prayer is quoted here to assist you in your own prayer for “missions”. Look [here] for a more complete introduction. Pray for Jewish Conversions, Churches Threatened by Islam, and Churches on the Mission Field For the conversion of the Jews. Let the branches which are broken off not…

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A Way to Pray (Part One)

There is a fallacy (Chronological Snobbery) that claims that an idea is better or worse because it is either older or more modern than the opposing idea. But, older is not necessarily better, nor is it true that “only what is recent is decent”. There is, however, something to be said for a book that…

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Why a Second Edition? (PART 2)

What follows is part 2 of the answer. This post was written some time ago, so the language may reflect that perspective. As we approach the tenth anniversary (2016) of the publication of Simple Truths, we believe it is time to integrate these lessons into the text and create a second edition. This piece will…

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Why a second edition? (PART 1)

Over the past two years, we have worked hard to complete a second edition of our small evangelical catechism Simple Truths. This new version has now been translated into multiple languages (20+) and is in print in a number of countries. As I have travelled and talked about the “little book” over the past months, I…

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PART 3 How to get started

The third installment of the “What the big deal about the “little book” posts. The featured image for this blog is a page from the Chinese translation of Simple Truths. How to get started? The first reading If you have never read a book like this before, the best place to begin may be to…

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PART 2 Why was it written?

Here is the second installment of the Introduction to Simple Truths. The featured image is the cover of the Poqomchi translation being used in Guatemala.  Why was it written? Books like this have been around for many, many years. This one was first put together to help new Christians in Asia learn about what the…

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What’s the big deal about this “little book”? PART 1

One of the most significant bits of ministry that we do at Clear and Simple Media is the translation and distribution of our small evangelical catechism, Simple Truths. The “little book” is now in 30 languages and over 200,000 have been distributed and are in use in Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, and…

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Theology for Persecuted Christians

Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way…

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In everything give thanks?

I spent part of the month of April in Haiti. I was there as a part of a StoryRunners “advance team” to make preparations for an International School of Storying to take place there several weeks following. Our final day in Haiti had us getting up early so that we could pack our bags to…

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