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Missionaries and Disasters

As missionaries serve around the world, they often find themselves on the frontlines of disasters, whether it be famine, sickness, or flood. One of my dearest friends was one of the first people on the ground after the tsunami that…

Patrick of Ireland, the Missionary

Patrick of Ireland is one of my heroes of the history of Christian missions. He was a man that was more than the myth surrounding him. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has become a tradition in our culture and in other…

David Brainerd: A Weak Vessel Used in a Mighty Way

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On July 12, 1739, a 21-year-old man experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Since it was the time of the First Great Awakening, this man was one of many in the American colonies who were experiencing a powerful movement…

The Missions Legacy of Billy Graham

This February, we mourned the passing of Billy Graham. Had he lived until November 7, 2018, he would have reached 100 years of age. Billy Graham had a preaching ministry that impacted the world perhaps more than any other in…

History of Christian Missions: The Impact of Scotland in the Great Century

This is the seventh and final part in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we are wrapping up the series by looking at the overall impact of Scotland’s sending of missionaries and what…

History of Christian Missions: Mary Slessor

This is the sixth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at another missionary who played a part in the movement. Born in Aberdeen in 1848, Mary Slessor was a forerunner…

History of Christian Missions: Robert Moffat & David Livingstone

This is the fifth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at two more missionaries who played a part in the movement. Robert Moffat Born in East Lothian in 1795, Robert…

History of Christian Missions: John Paton

This is the fourth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at another Scottish missionary who played a part in the movement. John Paton was born in 1824 in Dunfries, Scotland….

History of Christian Missions: Thomas Chalmers and Alexander Duff

This is the third of a series of posts examining Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. While the first two posts examined some of the factors that contributed to Scotland’s incredible missionary sending, the next four posts…

History of Christian Missions: Mobilizing Scottish Missionaries

Last week, we began a series of posts studying what caused the small country of Scotland to play such a large role in the Great Century of Missions. In our first post, we discussed the evangelical revival that took place…

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