Daily Archives: December 11, 2015

The Most Awkward Missionary Of All Time

My encounter with the most awkward missionary of all time began with a curious and inappropriate question: “Excuse me. Why do you hate Islam?” This message, which seemed to be assuming a lot of facts not in evidence, was followed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Surprise The World!

Surprise The World!: The Five Habits Of Highly Missional People, by Michael Frost [Note: This book has been provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Network/Tyndale Press/NavPress in exchange for an honest review.] In many ways, this book is clever … Continue reading

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The Silence Of Jarvenpaa

The noted Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, born almost exactly 150 years ago, was an immensely influential composer whose seven finished symphonies and over a dozen tone poems, many of them based on Finnish life and literature, like the Kalevala, Finland’s … Continue reading

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