Global Invitations to the Table

When I was a student at the Canadian Theological Seminary in the early 1980’s, my missiology professor talked about CDC or Closed Door Countries and CAN or Creative Access Nations. Thirty years later, we [now] talk about globalization, rapid mobility, mass migration/diasporas, labor/economic re-alignments, and communication connectedness.  Three decades ago we debated how to penetrate […]

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Seasonal Migrants: Temporary Contract Workers

Seasonal Migrants:  Temporary Contract Workers  Sadiri Joy Tira (D.Min., D.Miss.) Today I went to a quiet park (in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) to observe and take pictures of migratory birds.  This park is a nesting and breeding ground for birds coming from south of the Canadian border, as far away as Central America.  They fly thousands […]

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International Church: Some Unique Features or a Case of Simple Semantics

The Missional International Church Network (MICN, http://micn.org) defines an “international church” as a church that “primarily serve[s] people of various nationalities (expatriates) and church backgrounds living outside their passport (home) countries”, and a “missional” church as one that is “shaped by and oriented around the mission to which Christ has commissioned His followers”. During the […]

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