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“Why do OMF have a Guest Home in Manila?”

“But”, I replied, “the center is so much more than just a guest home…”

Swimming Upstream

Synopsis: This article discusses the possibilities of Filipinos serving in Japan and considers how similar things can be done for workers from the majority world to address challenges of serving in more affluent places. It looks at the need to rethink language learning and to widen the discussion on tent-making and other ways of sending [...]

Mother Tongue Translation versus Lingua Franca: Some Thoughts on a Missiological Mainstay – A Response

In order to help readers better interact with the article "Mother Tongue Translation versus Lingua Franca: Some Thoughts on a Missiological Mainstay," we are including a conversation between a few experienced missionaries about some of the points made. We hope that other readers will continue this conversation with their friends or coworkers. Walter McConnell Grace [...]

From Chicago to Manila: Crossing Cultures in Youth Ministry

Working with Chicago teens prepared Rebecca for Manila.

Challenges faced by a Third Culture Kid returnee

Every now and then, we have missionaries returning home with their families for good, for one reason or another. Is it plain sailing for these children, often known as Third Culture Kids (or TCKs)? One such TCK, JB, shares her story on returning 'home' to the Philippines with her parents after living most of her [...]

The Gospel in the Filipino Context: José M. de Mesa and Melba P. Maggay

Synopsis: This paper describes and evaluates two Filipino contextual theologians—José de Mesa and Melba Maggay—and examines how have engaged their national culture from a Christian point of view. It uses Bevans’ models of contextual theology and demonstrates how societal, educational, and denominational background greatly impacts one’s understanding of the context and how one responds Christianly. [...]

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