The little committee that could keeps working. We’ve been helping the Australian Presbyterian Church relate constructively and formatively with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Timor Leste for over ten years. A Victorian ( transplanted from Darwin), some NSW folk and me. Our fellow committee member Brian phoned in from Western Australia because he couldn’t make …

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In this video Thang Bwee of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Myanmar speaks about heart surgery he underwent (sponsored by Presbyterians in Australia), the 25th anniversary of the denomination, and the general situation of his work and ministry. Originally posted by the Australian Presbyterian World Mission.

Kevin Murray speaking about the past 40 years of world mission. In 1977 those serving in mission went from over 100 to 4. The Presbyterian church responded by recognizing Presbyterians who had been serving with evangelical bodies because the denomination had no interest in them. Now close to 200 are recognized, along with partnerships with …

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This article by Jackson Wu provides four keys to communicating the Gospel to people from honour/shame cultures. Traditional presentations mainly use legal language, focus on individuals, stress the futility of works, and appeal to people’s fear of pain, whether physical or psychological. I didn’t do that. Instead, I highlighted a basic but often overlooked fact: …

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Today Australian Presbyterian World Mission National Committee conducted its annual meeting. A lot of our time is spent in administrative process and policy decisions so that those who are working in cross cultural ministry can be focussed on their work. Along the way we got to hear from folk preparing to work in South-East Asia, …

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Rob Duncanson has posted some information about a teaching week that will be taking place in East Timor in early June. David Burke returns and is joined by: Peter Burke – missionary in Nigeria and financial organiser; Alex Ralston – APWM treasurer and economist; and David Bell – observer. Themes will be Mark’s Gospel and …

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