That His name be great among the nations

Malachi 1:11

India: The Life of an Intern

Posted December 6, 2018  by: Jeff S. |0 Comments

Screen Shot 2018-12-06 at 1.19.23 AMHeartCry believes in the centrality of the local church in missions. We believe it is the job of the local church and biblical elders to equip, nurture, test, and send men out as church planters. Sometimes a young man expresses the desire to serve the Lord, but may n... Keep Reading

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China and Hudson Taylor

Posted May 21, 2016  by: J. T. |0 Comments

hudson taylorHudson Taylor was born May 21, 1832 and was a Christian missionary in China for over 50 years. His passionate desire for China was expressed when he wrote: “If I had a thousand pounds China should have it-if I had a thousand lives, China should have them. No! Not China, but Christ. Can we do too much for Him? Can we do enough for such a ... Keep Reading

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Take Care How You Build (Part 1)

Posted July 26, 2014  by: Matt G. |3 Comments

WILDERNESS CHURCH (NESTORIAN-Emperor_Taizong_gives_an_audience_to_the_ambassador_of_Tibet)Nestorian Missionaries in Ancient China In AD 635, Alopen, a Persian missionary from the Nestorian Church, arrived in the T'ang dynasty's capital city, Chang'an.[1] According to a m... Keep Reading

The Cultural Captivity of Missions (Part 3)

Posted July 11, 2014  by: Trevor Johnson |2 Comments

DSC_0492.JPGDangers of High-end (C5) Contextualization 1. Mistaking form with meaning: The missionary does not always understand the difference between these two things. Form cannot always be extracted from meaning nor can it always be imbued with Christian meaning (i.e., we cannot always “redeem” pagan elements of cult... Keep Reading

The Cultural Captivity of Missions (Part 2)

Posted July 4, 2014  by: Trevor Johnson |2 Comments

Eid_ul_Adha.JPGThe Use of the Term ContextualizationIn 1972, Shoki Coe coined the term “contextualization” in a chapter that was part of the World Council of Churches’ book Ministry in Context. The rise of thinking on contextualization paralleled the rise of postmodern thought. The myth of a mono-cultural G... Keep Reading

The Cultural Captivity of Missions (Part 1)

Posted June 30, 2014  by: Trevor Johnson |6 Comments

1012-babylonIntroductionBy October 1520, the former Augustinian monk Martin Luther was fed up. In 1517, he had already protested certain excesses in the use of indulgences through his "Ninety-Five Theses." Now, he repented of even believing in the very concept of indulgences. In an almost violently polemical work, The Babylonian Captivity of the ... Keep Reading

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Learning from William Carey

Posted January 27, 2014  by: Trevor Johnson |1 Comments

william-carey-at-workWilliam Carey, the “Father of Modern Missions,” has influenced me greatly. As a Particular Baptist in the same theological line as Carey, and as a missionary, I have learned much from his life and writings. I desire below to concisely list some of these lessons learned from William Carey concerning worl... Keep Reading

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Motherhood is Ministry

Posted January 23, 2014  by: Trevor Johnson |3 Comments

The following article was written by Teresa Johnson, wife of Trevor Johnson. The Johnsons are affiliates with HeartCry and are laboring among a remote tribe in Papua, Indonesia.  “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world”– William Ross Wallace Teresa_kidsAs Trevor and I researched go... Keep Reading

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What Accord has Christ with Islam?

Posted August 5, 2013  by: Matt G. |0 Comments

Darkness is falling on my kampung (neighborhood) as I carry my six month old baby down the narrow path to my house. We're coming home after studying the Bible with a family who lives nearby. From four different mosques I can hear the Magrib prayers echoing throughout the valley. Just before the last turn to our house, I'm stopped by an elderly woman, "Jangan! Jangan! Harus tutup kalau bawa bayi keluar sekarang!" (Don't! Don't! You must cover your baby if you carry him outside right now!). S... Keep Reading

Every false religion has an element of prosperity theology. This can be seen in Hindus’ ritual daily puja, folk Muslims’ community-wide ceremonies to appease evil spirits, and Theravada Buddhists burning of incense; in practice the goal of each is the same – physical and material blessing. I was reminded of this truth recently on a visit to Bali. Each morning, it was commonplace to see Balinese Hindus offering a sesajen in front of businesses or in their homes. It was their way... Keep Reading

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Living in another culture, you begin to understand how much you’ve been shaped by your native land. I never realized how “Western” I was until I moved to an Asian country and began trying to fit-in with all the strangeness around me. Being left-handed I still sometimes forget, for example, not to take and receive things with my left hand, a faux pas in most Asian countries since the left hand is considered unclean. I also often forget that I’m not supposed to touch the to... Keep Reading

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