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Reposted with permission from Gospel Life by Sadiri Joy Tira  Much can be said about the life, family, and ministry of Billy Graham. I will leave the reporting to journalists and historians who have covered this historic event and I will delimit my reflections to his funeral service held at the Billy Graham Library compound in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2, 2018. I read the February 21. 2018 article featured in the New York Times informing the world that Billy Graham had “died.” The following day, I received an email from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) inviting me...
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Scattered and Gathered: A Global Compendium of Diaspora Missiology

Edited by Sadiri Joy Tira and Tetsunao Yamamori Foreword by Chris Wright  [ORDER NOW]   The 21st Century is marked by mass migration. Massive population movements of the last century have radically challenged our study and practice of “mission fields.” Where the church once rallied to go out into “the regions beyond,” Christian missions is currently required to respond and adapt to “missions around.”  In this multi-authored, inter-disciplinary volume, leading evangelical theologians, bible scholars, missiologists, and migration strategists and practitioners analyse the development of missions to the migrants and develop an understanding of the contemporary church’s opportunities and responsibility vis-à-vis...
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Diaspora Missions: Diaspora Churches as Equal Partners in Mission

Over the past couple of years, the refugee crisis has hit epic levels, and although for now our news feeds may not be filled with current information on this humanitarian crisis, according to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, “1 in every 113 people globally is now either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee—a level of risk for which UNHCR knows no precedent.” This is unacceptable. Beyond just understanding how to care for and minister to refugees, a large group of people belong to the broader category of “migrant”—someone who moves outside their country of origin for work or...
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