“Every Good Endeavor”

Tim Keller tackles the dualism of sacred vs secular work head on, helping us integrate our faith and work. We are not immune to this dualism in healthcare missions. One of our medical missionaries said to me that she was told ‘to get a ministry’ outside of the 70 hours-per-week that she was working in the hospital! I’ve also heard others (thankfully not with my agency) say, “my work in the hospital is my gospel work” and yet fail to see they were serving idols of their own making. We need gospel integration not dualism!

"Every Good Endeavor"

Tim Keller tackles the dualism of sacred vs secular work head on, helping us integrate our faith and work. We are not immune to this dualism in healthcare missions. One of our medical missionaries said to me that she was told ‘to get a ministry’ outside of the 70 hours-per-week that she was working in the hospital! I’ve also heard others (thankfully not with my agency) say, “my work in the hospital is my gospel work” and yet fail to see they were serving idols of their own making. We need gospel integration not dualism!

The Cape Town Commitment of faith and call to action – – the mission of God

Here is a rich description of the mission which God calls us to as believers, expressed in the words of the Lausanne commitment at Cape Town, South Africa This is section 10 of that commitment word for word. It is an exciting and joyous mission. How are you involved? We love the mission of God … Continue reading The Cape Town Commitment of faith and call to action – – the mission of God

Christian Social Responsibility as described in the Lausanne Covenant

I think the Lausanne statement on Christian Social Responsibility is a helpful framework for our response to the brokenhearted of the world, and I commend it to you, along with the commentary by John Stott produced below.  Medical missions is an expression of our beliefs about God and man.  We must not just care for … Continue reading Christian Social Responsibility as described in the Lausanne Covenant