Category missionaries

Jay Riley Case: Both Missionary Opponents and Evangelicals Misunderstand Jim Elliot’s Waorani Mission

Image: Photos Courtesy of the Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. / From the collection of Lars GrenElisabeth Elliot sits with Waorani women, one of whom is examining her Dictaphone.
When news broke in November 2018 that missionary John Allen Chau had been killed while trying to contact the isolated Sentinelese tribe off the coast of India, debates about his methods and motivations erupted across the media landscape. Some critics argued that Chau behaved unethically in trying to contact an isolated people who clearly resisted interaction with the outside world. Some Christians wondered whether Chau had gone about his goals in the best way...

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Why Western Christianity Could Use Some Help from African Christian Leadership

Testimony from former papal nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano claiming that Pope Francis and other senior prelates knew about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual predation has inflamed divisions between USA Catholic liberals and conservatives.

Many liberals have hoped and conservatives feared that Francis is steering the church toward more accommodation of Western individualism especially on sexuality. Others would insist that Francis is not changing core Catholic doctrine but only urging a more pastoral versus dogmatic approach. Vigano recalls Francis telling him: “The Bishops in the United States must not be ideologized! They must be shepherds!”
But much of whatever Francis does is widely interpreted in the West through the prism of debates over sexuality, including his recent revisi...

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5 Faith-Based Movies Coming to Theaters Nationwide This Fall

The success of faith-based films in the last several years has led to a resurgence of Christian movies being made in Hollywood. This fall, a number of motion pictures will be hitting theaters once again, this time telling the true stories of military families, war heroes, missionaries, and a world renowned evangelist.

The film “I Can Only Imagine” brought in $17.1 million domestically during its opening weekend, and over $83 million in total, superseding expectations. “Paul, Apostle of Christ” also hit theaters in March and was among the top 10 films at the Box Office during its opening weekend.
The following five faith-based movies will be in theaters nationwide this fall.
“God Bless the Broken Road”
Directed by “God’s Not Dead” filmmaker Harold Cronk, “God Bless the Broken Road” will hit...

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