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By Jean Johnson, Director of Five Stones Global The Lausanne Movement describes integral mission as a style of mission that recognizes “no biblical dichotomy between evangelistic and social responsibi …

  Written by Sairengpuia Sailo When in Cambodia, I (Jean Johnson) had the opportunity to meet and interact with Sairengpuia Sailo. He was a missionary sent out from Mizoram, Northeast India as a …

By Dan Carl with Five Stones Global I recently received a phone call from a young man I’ve known for many years. The conversation went something like this…

By Jean Johnson DAY 1 affects DAY 100* I can’t understand why Sopheap decided to revert back to Buddhism after seemingly becoming a devoted Christ follower.

This table below is adapted from Glenn Penner by Ronnie & Wouter in their article “Dependency.” A Healthy Church Is: 1. Self-imaged Views itself as the Body of Christ in its local situation, indep …

By Jean Johnson The phrase “ReJesus” was first introduced to me in a book by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsh called ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church.1

By Rev. Josphat G. Charagu In one way or another, we all find ourselves depending on others. There is a saying which states that, “No man is an island”. This means that we all need each other.

By Dan Carl Mission Frontiers July/Aug 2014 Issue During my 10 years in Haiti I was involved in numerous construction projects. On one occasion, I arrived a few days in advance of a larger team to fin …

By Jean Johnson From Western-Style Residential Care In past years, residential care has been the Western answer to the orphan crisis in lower income countries.

By Robert Reese Report on a Trip to Zimbabwe, July 4-15, 2015 As a child of American optimism, I used to believe almost unconsciously in steady human progress, especially when allied to the gospel.

By Jean Johnson Mission Frontiers July/Aug 2015 Issue I just returned from 14 days of ministry in the United Kingdom—York, Redcliffe College in Gloucester, Coventry, and Oxford—as a speaker, facilitat …

By Jean Johnson On May 10, 2015, I wrote a blog entitled, Orphans and Widows – Reverse Orphans. Today, we will talk about assumptions relating to orphanages in missions. I asked a colleague to write u …

By Jean Johnson There is an organization in Cambodia that serves the purpose of encouraging kids to leave orphanages and go back to their families. I refer to this unique phenomenon as “reverse orphan …

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a day consultation hosted by the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission in Oxford. If you don’t know about AVM, you should; when you finish reading this blog post, …

By Jean Johnson Fairly soon after Jesus gave the invitation, “Come, follow me,” he told those who followed him: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil …