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Pastor and Author Efrem Smith: “We Cannot Surrender the Outposts of God’s Kingdom To the Ways of Our Nation. Christians Are Here To Transform.”

Over the past several years, cultural divisions of race, class, politics and faith have become starker than any time in recent memory. While it would be easy to only think of American politics here, it is a worldwide phenomenon, one that requires a quiet, global response of love and reconciliation

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As U. S. Locks Up More People Than Any Other Nation, Churches See Prisons as Mission Field

The United States locks up more people in prison — in raw numbers and in percentage of the population — than any other nation in the world. More than 2 million people are incarcerated in federal, state and county jails, with more than twice that number on probation or parole.

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Refugee Crisis Has Brought the Mission Field to the United States

Editor’s note: The tragic terrorist attacks in Paris last week have polarized the conversation about our country’s role in resettling refugees, particularly from Syria and the Middle East. But the refugee crisis is a big and ongoing global issue, with 1 in 122 people living on our planet today either

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IMB Is Downsizing, But Missionaries Returning to the States “Still Want to Serve the Cause of Christ”

With the downsizing of the International Mission Board by up to 800 people, many longtime missionaries will be looking for ministry opportunities in the States. While they will be leaving the mission field (after some difficult and painful decisions), they still want to serve the cause of Christ in ministry.

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Paige Patterson Says There Is “a Serious Battle” Taking Place on the Mission Field

The president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary says the fight over church-planting strategies being used overseas is “more subtle” than the inerrancy controversy that split the SBC. (more…)

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Word Made Flesh Director Leroy Barber Talks About Being the Only Person of Color In Missional Ministries

In his most recent book, Red, Yellow, Brown, Black, White—Who’s More Precious in God’s Sight: A Call for Diversity in Christian Missions and Ministry, Leroy Barber exposes the virtual absence of people of color in the mission field that threatens to compromise relationships with the people those organizations claim to

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