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Deconstruct and Recalibrate
From the Guest Editor
Deconstruct and Recalibrate

When I first began my missionary journey in Asia, I was taught Thai Christian vocabulary and was told it would enable me to do ministry in Thailand. I went to church every Sunday as part of my language learning, and...

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The Fingerprints of God in Buddhism
Could a New Approach to the Way We Look at Buddhism be a Key to Breakthrough?
The Fingerprints of God in Buddhism

Typically Christians attempt to understand Buddhism1 by trying to compare it with biblical doctrine. We quickly come to the conclusion that Buddhism is quite different from Christian beliefs. We believe in God,...

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Longing for the Golden City
How 42,500 Buddhist-Background Believers are Proclaiming the Gospel
Longing for the Golden City

The author of this article would like to clarify that this work is C4, and all believers call themselves "Christians" or "Children of God."

There have been tremendous evangelistic breakthroughs among animistic...

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A Visual Journey Beyond Prayer Flags and Statues
Responding to the Need Among Buddhist Peoples
A Visual Journey Beyond Prayer Flags and Statues

NOTE: As you read this article, make sure to interact with the missions infographic (Missiographic) at the bottom of this article and downloadable from GMI's website. 

What is Buddhism? 

What do Buddhists really...

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Bridging Buddhist Christian Worldviews
Communicating in Context for a Theravada Buddhist Breakthrough
Bridging Buddhist Christian Worldviews

We have a dream that soon we will see an historic movement of Theravada Buddhists coming to know Christ as Savior. Is this also your dream and your heart’s desire?

What’s hindering such a movement and limiting...

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New Wineskins?
A Case Study on How Assumptions About the Way We Do Church Become Movement Blockers
New Wineskins?

Finally released after four years in prison, Ann was thin and tired, but her face radiated joy. Not only the joy of seeing her husband and now seven-year old son again, but the joy of a life transformed by Christ. She...

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What You Need to Know:
Ministering to Buddhists of the Theravada Tradition
What You Need to Know:

1. Befriending is key. Friendship in the Asian context always requires a willingness to go the extra mile or two without counting the cost. Such a relationship not only requires much time, effort, and resources but...

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The New Buddhists
How Buddhists Can Follow Christ
The New Buddhists

The Word Christian: Biblical background

It is inevitable. As soon as a person has converted and believes in Jesus Christ, he or she will be labeled a Christian. This person has suddenly embraced Christianity. Yet we...

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God of the Thai
How One Movement Overcomes the Perception of a Foreign God
God of the Thai

As a Thai Christian, it troubles me that after centuries of mission effort in Thailand, so few Thai people believe in Jesus Christ. In my search to understand why, I discovered some events which seem to hold the key....

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That Man Who Came to Us
That Man Who Came to Us

This is a sample from a book illustrating the gospel in a Thai context. Through illustrations, the book answers these questions: What would it have looked like if Jesus was born in Thailand? And how can we communicate...

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A Challenge for the Thai Church
A Challenge for the Thai Church

Introduction

Thailand is a hierarchical society. Understanding this simple idea is key to understanding Thai behavior, which is predicated on knowing who is in a senior or junior role, and the behavior that is...

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The S.O.I.L.S. of the CPM Continuum: The Sliding Scale of Strategic Time Investment
Kingdom Kernels
The S.O.I.L.S. of the CPM Continuum: The Sliding Scale of Strategic Time Investment

The training participants were drawing near the end of their three-week CPM (church planting movement) training. As they heard God speak, each drew up a three-year strategy plan for the city or people group he or she...

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The Transformation of a Mission Hospital in Congo 2: Western Medicine and Spiritual Transformation
Raising Local Resources
The Transformation of a Mission Hospital in Congo 2: Western Medicine and Spiritual Transformation

This is the second article in a series of two. In an article in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of Mission Frontiers, I wrote about the transformation of Vanga Hospital located in Northwestern Congo. I gave details about the...

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Tough Choices: Without a Bible but With a Church, or Without a Church but With a Bible?
Further Reflections
Greg H. Parsons

I have a friend from high school who worked in SIL’s literacy program in South America. He had the privilege helping many among the people group to which he was assigned  to develop a deepening understanding of the...

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