Reflections from Ecuador

Post a Comment » Written on April 28th, 2017     
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A WEEK OF LAMENT, CONNECTION, and ENCOURAGEMENT

As many of you may know, participants from ministries and churches in Mexico, Ecuador, and the United States gathered together last month in a cold, damp, Quito church to begin a course on




At What Cost?

Post a Comment » Written on April 9th, 2017     
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“Then he said to them all: ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me’.” Luke 9:23

 

Dear friends,

“How much do pastors and the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM)




New Mission Region for the ECC – Middle East/North Africa (MENA)

Post a Comment » Written on March 21st, 2017     
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In the fall of 2016 the Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) adopted a new mission region known as MENA, Middle East/North Africa. In the months that have followed this decision a team has come together under the …



God Speaks Through the Thai Church

Post a Comment » Written on February 20th, 2017     
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This article was written by Pastor Bum Yong Kim following his return to the U.S. in January, 2017.  He accompanied Professor Paul de Neui on a two-week intercultural learning experience that took them to South Korea and Thailand, which was



WHY I KEEP GOING BACK TO THAILAND

Post a Comment » Written on February 3rd, 2017     
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WHY I KEEP GOING BACK TO THAILAND
by Paul H. de Neui

There are plenty of places in the world that we would like to revisit.  Some of them have lovely weather or beautiful scenery. In some parts of the




CWCS 2016 in Review

Post a Comment » Written on January 14th, 2017     
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Dear Partner in Ministry,                                                                             January 2017

As the year 2016 has come to a close, it is amazing to look back and see how God has been guiding and teaching through the work of the Center for World Christian Studies.




An unprecidented meeting…

Post a Comment » Written on October 6th, 2016     
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An African witch doctor

“When we invited over 60 traditional rulers, including some witch doctors and pastors from 30 language communities, we didn’t know what to expect. “

 

The chief of the village is one of the most powerful




Peace. How Far Does it Go?

Post a Comment » Written on September 8th, 2016     
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Peace with God. Who should be included in the circle? What are my limits?

One of the discoveries I’ve made in this journey of peacemaking (both in Israel/Palestine conflict and in Christian/Muslim bridge building) is the trap we sometimes fall




The Gift of Two Eggs

Post a Comment » Written on August 11th, 2016     
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Hello! My first ministry trip to Congo in 2016 is nearing the two week mark.  I have a great deal of news to share, but where to start?  That the Congolese airlines are flying again? Yeah! That it hasn’t rained …



Why Do We Need the World?

Post a Comment » Written on July 12th, 2016     
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In case you hadn’t noticed the ECC is changing. Under the leadership of President Rev. Gary Walter the denomination has shifted from numerous departments to five priority areas of ministry resulting in a major structural re-organization, new leadership selection and …