Plueddemann Demystified Leadership Across Culture

James E. Plueddemann.  2009.  Leading Across Cultures:  Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church.  Downers Grove:  IVP Academic. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra As you exit the parking lot in my home church, a sign reads: you are now entering the mission field.   Few years back on a Sunday morning Evangelist Hussain Andaryas (www.HeSavedMe.com) cited […]

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1 Corinthians 5: Be Holy

By Stephen W. Hiemstra For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses. If anyone eats what is leavened, that person will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a sojourner or a native of the land (Exodus 12:19 ESV). Is there any leaven in your life? Say […]

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1 Corintios 5: Ser Santos

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra Durante siete días se abstendrán de tener levadura en sus casas. Todo el que coma algo con levadura, sea extranjero o israelita, será eliminado de la comunidad de Israel (Éxodo 12:19 NVI). ¿Hay alguna levadura en tu vida? ¿Qué dijo? En medio de una discusión de la inmoralidad sexual, Pablo nos […]

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Called Again: Of Bovine and Boxers by Reid Satterfield

This morning’s guest blogger, Reid Satterfield, writes about a learning experience as a missionary in Uganda.  Reid hails from Charlotte, NC. Reflection on Cows One evening—when we still lived in Northwest Uganda—April and I were awakened by the sound of footfalls just outside of our bedroom window.  Alarmed, I jumped out of bed, grabbed a […]

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Nouwen: Be Mastered by the Holy Spirit

Henri Nouwen.  2007.  The Selfless Way of Christ:  Downward Mobility and the Spiritual Life. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra My first ministry as an adult in the early 1980s was a summer program for high school and college age students.  As my kids began graduating and taking up life as adults, I […]

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1 Corinthians 4: Fools for Christ

By Stephen W. Hiemstra If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me (Luke 9:23 ESV). Are you a good example? When I finished my doctorate in 1985, a friend gave me a reprint of a woodcut by Albrecht Dürer called, Ship of Fools (1494), […]

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1 Corintios 4: Locos por Cristo

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra Si alguien quiere ser mi discípulo, que se niegue a sí mismo, lleve su cruz cada día y me siga (Lucas 9:23 NVI) ¿Eres un buen ejemplo? Cuando terminé mi doctorado en 1985, un amigo me dio una reimpresión de un grabado de Alberto Durero llamado, barco de los locos (1494), […]

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My Life as a College Student by Frank Hiemstra

Our guest blogger this morning is Frank Hiemstra from Centreville, VA. My Life as a College Student When I came to college, I wanted thrill and adventure.  I thought I could fulfill these desires by partying, getting good grades, getting girls … getting mine.  Things worked that way for a while, but I was never […]

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