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Exploring the wisdom and theologies of World Christianity

 

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Join me as we dive into global perspectives on mission, discipleship, theology, and faith. It’s time to learn from diverse, multi-ethnic, global voices.

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Graham Joseph Hill

The Rise of the Middle Kingdom – Reflections on the Indigenous Mission Movement

The Rise of the Middle Kingdom - Reflections on the Indigenous Mission Movement                                                                                                 By Ai Hua One of the remarkable areas of global progress of the 21stcentury is the rise of...

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7 Inspiring Women: Julia Baird

In this series of posts, we’re looking at 7 inspiring women – passionate, courageous, prophetic women, who inspire us to think deeply, act courageously, embrace others, and bring hope to the world. Dr Julia Baird is both an outstanding scholar and public intellectual,...

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Caribbean Christian Theology: A Bibliography

    Caribbean Christian Theology: A Bibliography By Juliany González Nieves Recently, I found myself among a group of Puerto Rican seminarians, who are studying and doing ministry in the “isla grande.”[1] They had come together to take a summer course on...

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12 ways to be a true evangelical

    “Evangelical. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride, on Vizzini's use of the word “evangelical.”I’m an evangelical.I love the things that evangelicals hold dear: the joyous...

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6 ways to empower and release more female leaders

A few months ago, I wrote a piece on 9 ways to amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women. This is a follow up blog, on ways we can empower and release more female leaders. Before building a biblical case for women in ministry, Eugene Cho says these words about...

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Healing Our Broken Humanity: Preorder Today

"Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World" by Graham Hill and Grace Ji-Sun Kim   Book Description We live in conflicted times. Our newsfeeds are filled with inequality, division, and fear. We want to make a...

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50 pastors on why they love pastoral ministry

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth Pastoral ministry isn’t glamorous. It’s a unique and holy vocation; but it can be demanding, mundane, and difficult work. Pastoral ministry is...

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Living in the power and presence of Immanuel (Matthew 1)

Living in the power and presence of Immanuel (Matthew 1) ‘So God throws open the door of this world—and enters as a baby. As the most vulnerable imaginable. Because he wants unimaginable intimacy with you. What religion ever had a god that wanted such intimacy with us...

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The 9 Transforming Practices Accountability Form

This accountability form will help you keep each other accountable as you seek to apply these nine practices. Our discipleship is enhanced when we are a part of a small group or community of believers who offer us nurture, support, friendship, and accountability. Keep...

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4 ways to burst your social media filter bubble

My friend Matt Anslow recently lamented the growth of social media “rage-bait” or “outrage porn.” Tim Kreider defines this as, “Any type of media—including social media—designed to elicit a response of outrage or indignation from its audience for the purpose of...

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7 Inspiring Women: Melba Padilla Maggay

In this series of posts, we’re looking at 7 inspiring women – passionate, courageous, prophetic women, who inspire us to think deeply, act courageously, embrace others, and bring hope to the world. In this entry, we look at Melba Padilla Maggay. Melba Padilla Maggay...

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An apology to victims of domestic violence in the church

I'm sorry for the way many Christian men have treated women in the name of faith. I'm sorry for the way these men have twisted Scripture and faith, and used these as justification to hurt and control women and families. I'm sorry that many Christian leaders haven't...

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7 Inspiring Women: Ruth Padilla DeBorst

In this series of posts, we’re looking at 7 inspiring women – passionate, courageous, prophetic women, who inspire us to think deeply, act courageously, embrace others, and bring hope to the world. In this entry, we look at some of the challenges offered by Ruth...

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7 Inspiring Women: Reta Halteman Finger

In this series of posts, we’re looking at 7 inspiring women – passionate, courageous, prophetic women, who inspire us to think deeply, act courageously, embrace others, and bring hope to the world. Reta Halteman Finger is an affiliate associate professor of New...

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7 Inspiring Women: Catherine Mowry LaCugna

In this series of posts, we’re looking at 7 inspiring women – passionate, courageous, prophetic women, who inspire us to think deeply, act courageously, embrace others, and bring hope to the world. You can see the first two entries here and here. In this entry, we're...

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7 Inspiring Women: Amal Nassar

This is the second in my series 7 Inspiring Women, looking at twelve passionate, courageous, prophetic Christian women, who inspire us to think deeply, act courageously, embrace others, and bring hope to the world. You can read the first one here. A few years ago, I...

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7 Inspiring Women: Sarah Coakley

In this series of posts, we’re looking at 7 inspiring women – passionate, courageous, prophetic women, who inspire us to think deeply, act courageously, embrace others, and bring hope to the world. Instead of being constrained by churches, institutions, and cultures...

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Sponsoring The GlobalChurch Project videos and podcasts

Now that we're making all The GlobalChurch Project videos, podcasts & resources completely free, we're looking for people, churches, businesses & other groups to provide sponsorships. Sponsoring The GlobalChurch Project enable us to film, edit & release...

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Why I love my neighbourhood, North Epping

This month marks ten years of my family living in North Epping, Sydney. I never imagined that we’d find a community like this, when we decided to move back to Sydney ten years ago. I love living in this neighbourhood for so many reasons. Thinking about why you love...

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Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016

The GlobalChurch Project podcast mainly features interviews with Christian leaders from Indigenous, African-American, diaspora, and  Majority World communities and cultures (including Christian leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania, the...

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I pray you make more mistakes this year

My prayer and hope is that you make more mistakes this coming year. I hope you try something difficult or impossible this year, and, as is usually the case when we truly reach for such things, that you make and learn from mistakes along the way. The start of the year...

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GlobalChurch nominated for IVP Readers’ Choice Award!

Hi friends, I've received news that my new book, GlobalChurch, is a finalist for a Readers’ Choice Award! Thanks to all who voted in the first round and got it to this final stage Would you consider taking 10 seconds now and voting for the book to win the award?...

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Women are the heartbeat of living faith

    Women are, and always have been, the heartbeat of living faith. Diana Butler Bass used that phrase in a recent interview, and I really love it. Women are at the center of Christian faith, discipleship, worship, ministry, theology, community, and mission....

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A Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus, lead us, together, to your cross. The cross is the way of the lost.  The cross is the support for those who stumble. The cross is the guide of the blind. The cross is the strength of the weak. The cross is the hope of the hopeless. The cross is the freedom...

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Engaging Politics as Christians

As I write this, many of us are keenly watching the US Presidential race. The personalities are colorful, the contest is fierce, and much is at stake. In my own country, Australia, we've had 4 Prime Ministers in the last 4 years! I grew up in a household that didn’t...

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GlobalChurch Book & Website Launch

Come along to the launch of The GlobalChurch Project website, and the launch of Graham Hill’s new book GlobalChurch: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Church. The launch will include a keynote message by Dr Jayakumar Christian of...

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Why We Need Beauty: Part 2

    “No longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to [people]. We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere...

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Why We Need Beauty: Part 1

    "Human beings are moved by beauty. If we want to change the world, we need first of all to be able to make people dream about beauty. This has been totally forgotten by the church. We are a bit uneasy with beauty… We seem to be obsessed by the idea of...

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