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Munsonmissions · 1w ago

Struggles with Short-Term Missions

A lot of Short-term Mission teams come from “The West” to the Philippines. And quite a few STM teams leave the Philippines to serve in other parts of the world as well. And they can do genui...
Munsonmissions · 1W ago

Dark Night of the Soul

My son is a member of a theology club at the seminary he attends (that is coincidently the seminary that both my wife and I teach at). He led a discussion, while all were eating samgyeopsal,...
Munsonmissions · 1W ago

Is Conflict with Teammates Really the Top Reason for Missionaries Leaving the Field?

You’ve probably heard it many times. Simply put: The number-one reason missionaries leave the field is because of problems with coworkers. The trouble is, it’s not that simple. First of… Sou...
Munsonmissions · 2W ago

Multiplex Relationships Through the Church

Discussion can not only reveal new things… it can make old things more clear and vibrant. I was teaching Cultural Anthropology the other day, and I was talking about Simplex versus Multiplex...
Munsonmissions · 3W ago

Ya Ain’t So Smart…

It is sometimes useful to be reminded that we aren’t as smart as we sometimes delude ourselves into thinking. And this has considerable bearing on ministry and on theology. What reminded me ...
Munsonmissions · 3W ago

Can Bad News Still Point Us to the “Good News”?

I read an article recently (not sure I could figure out which one) that said that Pat Robertson of 700 Club/CBN fame would not allow testimony stories on his show where God did not answer th...
Munsonmissions · 3W ago

Three Functions of Contextualization

If you want to read the article by Darrell Whiteman, you can click HERE. But grabbing some excerpts, the first  purpose is as follows Contextualization attempts to communicate the Gospel in ...
Munsonmissions · 1M ago

Encountering Theology of Mission

I recently finished reading Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues, by Craig Ott, Stephen J. Strauss, and Timothy C. Tennent...
Munsonmissions · 1M ago

What if the Ten Spies Had TOO Much Faith?

When I was young, we sang a little chorus in Sunday School. The lyrics went like this: Twelve men went to spy out Canaan, (Ten were bad and two were good) What do you think they saw in Canaa...
Munsonmissions · 1M ago

Perfection as Holy Defect

I am working on an article right now that considers a different metaphor for understanding the goal of “perfection” as a Christian. So this post is a bit of a scratchpad where I put down my ...