“In our witnessing and serving, the path of God may cut through mystery and paradox.”
Check out Michele Morin’s lovely review of A Leopard Tamed!
Starting in the book of Acts, the history of missions is characterized by controversy. It may have begun when Paul and company set out with freshly-minted instructions from the Jerusalem Council, defining the parameters of the message they were sharing. It was certainly evident when the citizens of Lystra decided to fold Paul and Barnabas into their eclectic assortment of deities–and then to take up stones against them. And remember the story of New Testament heroes of the faith clashing over personnel issues and going their separate ways for a season? Throughout history, according to His own counsel and sovereign wisdom, God has chosen to put the transmission of the Gospel into the hands of His fallen and often short-sighted children, and the effects of that have made for some fascinating reading.
A Train-Wreck of Two Cultures Colliding
Over fifty years ago, Eleanor Vandevort came home from South Sudan…
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