This is a podcast with a mission agency leader who lives in SE Asia and is responsible to get ministry started in the nation of Myanmar (formerly called Burma). This interview highlights some of the obstacles to reaching this nation which has many needs.
The feed is back. I quit waiting for OurMedia.org to fix their site and wrote up the rss feed myself. You can now subscribe once again. I notice that Apple removed my podcast – I don’t blame them as it was down for so long. I have re-submitted the feed, though, and it should be back soon.
I just got back from Asia and am still jetlagging pretty bad. I have a few answers to oft-emailed questions about the podcast. The bottom line is that the feed is down and probably will be for a few more days.
I host the podcasts on ourmedia.org and they are migrating to new servers. I am a believer in open source and free software so I want to continue to use ourmedia. I realize it’s killing my listenership, but am going to stay the course for now…
You can download the latest podcast on church planting among the Quechu in Peru. If you want the direct link, you can click here.
The crisis in the middle east rolls on. I am, of course, much amazed at
the world reaction toward Israel. Any and every country would fight back
against Hezbolla – why we talk about “porportionality” and the like is beyond
As a student of cross-cultural dynamics, I like to look at the sociology behind these sorts of conflicts. I certainly lived this during the 1990’s when I lived in the Balkans. I came across this article , which is an analysis of the cutural assumptions and their relationship to the war.
There has been a great deal of buzz lately about the C-Scale and missionary efforts utilizing a strong C-5 approach. Part of what is happening is that the American church leadership is beginning to learn just how experimental missionaries can be. I realize that many aren’t aware of C5 Insider Movements, so here is an article I found online (critical of it): Evaluating Ã¢â‚¬Å“Insider MovementsÃ¢â‚¬Â: C5 (Messianic Muslims)
If you are interested in a Muslim response, click for this article. I do find this site rather interesting – they are linking to Jewish websites that counter missionary efforts among Jews! What a world we live in!
They say that the fastest way to destroy readership on a blog (and listernership with a podcast) is to be inconsistent. Well, I am guilty. I have dropped off the face of blogosphere (and the “podosphere”) for the past few months. I have been gone for a number of reasons.
- When I decided to start this, I determined to do it only when I feel like it. I haven’t felt like it.
- I have started the PhD program at Fuller (School of Intercultural Studies). Lots of reading.
- I have been hard at work on another book (the first one comes out in a few weeks!!).
So, I plan to get back on the wheel and start spinning it. Look for some up and coming podcasts!!
Europe – reached or unreached? Certainly in need of a new dose of fervor for Christ!! This latest podcast is an interview with a church planter who has spent the last part of her life in Hungary. Listen in to see what is happening with the expansion of the church in this great nation.
Does missions work? You listen to this interview, and you will be hearing a first-generation missionary from a tribe in Indonesia talk about how they have gone cross-cultural and planted churches. He talks about the role that Westerners can/should play in working with nationals.
Brigada, the oldest and perhaps most widely distributed soure of missionary tips, sites, and other info, is over ten years old! In this podcast I interview the founder and organizer of Brigada, Doug Lucas. If you have never heard of Brigada, crawl out from under that rock and check it out!
You can find more information on Brigada at this link.
Team Expansion, the mission which Doug heads up, can be found here.
Unfortuantely, the quality of the Skype call on this interview was terrible! If you can put up with, here it is…