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Financial Fraud in Missions

NBC news had a shocking headline on Wednesday. An American man, Jason Gerald Shenk, who claimed to be a missionary, collected 30 million USD in donations from people in Ohio and North Carolina for ‘Bibles for China’. This money never reached China, but was spent on private purchases, online gambling, gold, and diamonds. He is now an international fugitive and

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The Useless Bible Translation

A lot of missionary effort in hindsight turns out to be quite a waste of time, at least as far as we can judge. How many missionaries have trained and did years of language study, only to have their visa rejected or face evacuation? How many institutes that were established with faith and prayer were destroyed or closed before fulfilling

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Turkey’s Disaster: A Catalyst for Change?

Big disasters cause chaos. And that is bad news for strongmen who like to portray the image of control.  Erdogan, the President of Turkey, is under fire in his own country after the enormous tragedy that is unfolding. Countless trapped victims freeze to death as whole areas are still cut off from outside help. Many survivors have no water, food,

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