Who has the right to say who I am? Do other people have the right to tell me who I am, or should I tell who I am to others?
What’s It (or He or She) Worth? Thinking about Justice, Part 1
Satan has claimed and is claiming the minds, the bodies the souls of millions of God’s image bearers. He slaps labels on them, labels that he feels devalue them, that enable him to score them on the cheap, to say “They are mine, Game Over,” drop them into his sack and head off looking for more.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Katherine Quarmby on Roma and the Disabled
Today, January 27, has been designated by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The SERVEurope Catalyst Team, with whom I work, is passionate about healthy identification with and full inclusion into the Church and community of people who have experienced marginalization. We are particularly passionate about ministering to, and with, the Roma. And…
Roma, Chinese, Mission and Me – Part 5 – Stereotypes and Stories
God is moving among Roma, at the periphery of Europe, while churches at the “center” wither. It’s great opportunity to relearn mission.
Roma, Chinese, Mission and Me – Part Four – Changing hearts changes vision
A major goal of the Roma to the Nations consultation was to inspire and motivate leaders in the global Chinese church to reach out to the Roma. This shaped the dialogue in a unique way. During the consultation, Chinese pastors offered meditations on Scripture, which shine a light on the deeper thinking that is emerging…
The Roma, the Chinese, Mission and Me – Part Three – Owning and paying our OWN “gospel debt”
In the last post in this series, we were thinking about the deep feeling expressed by several Chinese believers that they “owed a gospel debt” to the Roma of Europe. Letting that concept percolate, we can think of at least two reasons why we who are Christians of European extraction, who have been involved in…
Owing and paying a “Gospel debt” | Chinese. Roma. Europe. Mission. Me #2
Why are there so many Chinese who are drawn to minister to the Roma in Europe? Particularly when Europeans themselves have been – and pretty much continue to be – participants in the generations-long process of marginalizing them? All the same, here there are Chinese churches from three continents, each struggling with critical European questions…
Roma, Revival, Chinese, Mission, Me – Roma To The Nations 1
There is an amazing sense that this ridiculous degree of diversity, oriented around reaching the most unlikely of peoples with the most impossible of expectations has been orchestrated by the Holy Spirit.