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01
Feb

Welfareville

Last evening, my friend Narry Santos and I wandered for a few hours through Welfareville. Really – that’s what the folks here call a massive squatter officially known as Addition Hill, near downtown Manila. What a hopeless name for a slum! Over 100,000 people are crowded into a chaotic urban ghetto, roughly organized into 40 […]

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02
Nov

Healing a Broken World, a few women at a time.

I have just returned from India and am compelled to share a tragic story with a happy ending with you. After the tragic events inflicted against Christians by Hindu fundamentalists in 2008 / 2009, a group of 61 teen-aged women fled into the forest, seeking shelter and safety from the attacks committed against Christians. Most […]

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26
Oct

A Tsunami of Transformation

On Dec. 26, 2004 a devastating underwater earthquake in the Indian Ocean wreaked havoc on the Indonesian island of Nias, the largest of the islands off Sumatra. 122 people were killed and hundreds were left homeless. Shortly after reconstruction had begun, another earthquake struck on March 28, 2005, the second most powerful ever registered in […]

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13
Jul

Are we doing integral mission here?

On the shores of Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) you see stunning, multimillion dollar cottages, pristine yachts and other ostentatious signs of affluence. But in the midst of such wealth, you don’t have to look very hard to find signs of brokenness, poor nutrition, un- and under-employment and poverty. One of my colleagues, Anne Drost, travelled […]

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06
Jul

Blessed are the peace-makers for they will be called “Children of God” (The Beatitudes)

Costly business, being a peace-maker!  That it ranks up there with the poor in spirit, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness and the persecuted in Jesus’ hall-of-fame is quite noteworthy.  The price tag can be high. The recompense (being called ‘Children of God’) is amazing. I know a group of God’s children […]

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01
Jun

Random ACTS of Integral Mission

When I was writing Wordeed, I felt an almost magnetic pull to the story of the earliest church, the one recounted by Luke in Acts 2:42-47 & 4:32-35. I re-read them many times but it seemed that  the power of the narrative was lost to me, like a favourite old song that  I had played […]

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31
May

What is Integral Mission?

Aaron and Erica Kenya (see page 16!) work with CBM  in Nairobi, Kenya.  I asked Aaron  to share his understanding of Integral Mission for a course I taught  on the same topic in East Africa. He put together this amazing account embraces word and deed within a very challenging geopolitical context. It’s getting ourselves in […]

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30
May

What the Primer is About…

“That which God has joined together, let no-one separate”.  Those words are usually spoken at a wedding, reflecting the truth of what marriage is meant to be.  But maybe these words should be spoken about mission.  God’s mission on planet earth has always involved words, and deeds.  Both, together.  Jesus did both – He “did” the […]

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30
May

Shalom in South Sudan

Saphano Chol (see page 29) is one of God’s special agents of change in the new country of South Sudan. He is a gifted leader, teacher, administrator and a compelling advocate for Integral Mission. CBM is in partnership with Saphano and the Faith Evangelical Baptist Churches of South Sudan.His church is engaged in a constructive […]

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28
May

CBM Integral Mission Video

This video highlights the work that CBM has been doing globally.

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