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Christian Missionaries

Desperate Search Continues For Christian Missionary Missing At Sea

The Associated Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailor missing since a boat capsized off Hawaii's Big Island was trying to spread Christianity. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser re...

Missing AirAsia Jet Carried A Young Family Of Korean Christian Missionaries

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN CHENG AND MIN-JEONG LEE | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

YEOSU, South Korea—The young Korean family aboard the AirAsia jetliner that vanished on Sunday belonged to a group of active South Korean travelers:...

Christina Wilkie

Terri Lynn Land Family Gives Millions To Evangelical Group Targeting 'Unreached People' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Throughout her run for the Senate, Michigan Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land has been forced to fend off criticism of her family’s...

Grieving Town Buries Brutally Murdered Italian Nuns Who Served Africa More Than 50 Years

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Three elderly Italian nuns murdered in Burundi were laid to rest Thursday (Sept. 11) in a Xaverian cemetery in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

The Difficulty Of Evangelizing In Thailand

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Brian C. Stiller

I've heard much about Thailand from missionaries over the years. However, on a recent visit one question kept surfacing: After all the people, money and years, why is the Christian mission here so small?

Missionary Prepares Kenyan Kids For Harvard

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

They didn't arrive in the service of any divine calling, but the truth of their surroundings spoke to their troubled hearts. A short-term, 12-month mission assignment as dorm parents for a Kenyan boarding school turned this ordinary man into the most unlikely internationally recognized hero.

Goodbye, Christian America; Hello, True Christianity

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Christians can stop worrying about the symbols of the decline of Christian America and get back to the mission Jesus gave us to show the world a different way to live -- a way that demonstrates the great character of God.

No More Followers

Richard Brand | Posted 01.01.2013 | Religion
Richard Brand

The Christian faith is in decline in Europe and is pretty much stagnant in the United States. The great churches in Europe are mostly empty, and the number of people respond "None" when asked about a religious commitment in the United States is growing.

The Truth About The Trail Of Tears And Christianity

Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley

When it comes to America's Indigenous peoples, Christianity has done much wrong. At no time should anyone have been making decisions for people in sovereign aboriginal nations. Likewise, Indigenous followers of the Jesus Way should not be presumed upon by saying they have all been brainwashed.

Danger: A Different Kind Of Summer Mission Trip

Jo Kadlecek | Posted 09.16.2012 | Religion
Jo Kadlecek

More than 20 journalists and 36 lawyers have been murdered in the past three years. Yet more than 1 million individuals from across the U.S. travel here each summer on a mission trip. With so much good will happening, why haven't crime rates decreased?

My Neighbor's Faith: The Value of a Peso

Miguel De La Torre, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion
Miguel De La Torre, Ph.D.

When those who have so little do their faith by providing for those who have even less; those of us privileged by class should be profoundly humbled. It is the privileged who see the oppressed and do nothing that are the ones that do not know God.

Pennsylvania Church Kidnaps Teens, Holds Them At Gunpoint To Teach Them A Lesson

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion

The Glad Tidings Assembly of God church in Middletown, Pa., has sparked outrage after a teaching exercise traumatized its youth group and left some wi...

Guess Which Country Sends The Most Christian Missionaries

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2012 | Religion

By Daniel Lovering SALEM, Mass., Feb 20 (Reuters) - At a church on the New England coast 200 years ago, five young men became ordained...

Are Short-Term Mission Trips Worth It?

Dennis J. Horton, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2011 | Religion
Dennis J. Horton, Ph.D.

Some who have studied the issue say the money might be better spent giving directly to a country's Christian partners to spread the Gospel, or to offer medical aid or construction assistance.

Missionaries Grapple With Leaving Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Wolfgang Langhans, a Tokyo-based field director for missionaries, calls the week since the earthquake ...

Technology Unites Missionaries And Families Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Janine Winkler loves reading books to her 2-year-old grandson Judah, but instead of sitting on her lap...