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December 2020
Volume 64, Number 9
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To the Ends of the Earth
More than ever, we need the stories of God’s work around the globe.
For Expats and Missionaries, COVID-19 Was a Crossroads
The first question for Christians living abroad was, “Go or stay?” After that, it got hard.
She Knew She Was Called to Serve. Then COVID-19 Came.
Aboard a Mercy Ship, a kindergarten teacher asked, “Should I stay or should I go?”
Life and Death in ‘The Land of the Clouds’
In the mountains of Papua, missionaries and Indonesian professionals serve the lost together.
Meet the People Who Minister in America’s Food Chain
How pastors, farmers, and activists on both coasts are caring for migrant farm workers.
How the ‘World’s Largest Family’ Survived a Global Pandemic
While other children’s homes have closed, Mully Children’s Family has continued to care for thousands.
We Prayed for Healing. God Brought a Pandemic.
A coronavirus outbreak at France’s biggest Pentecostal megachurch changed their view of providence, judgment, and fellowship.
Portraits of the Pandemic



Jesus Is the Light of the Lockdown
2020 has drawn us closer to our human frailty. May it also draw us to the Incarnation.
God’s Mercies Redeem Our Guilty Mornings
Like Peter, we too are offered freedom, though we deny him.
Why I Claim the ‘Global Evangelical’ Label
My church identity is tied to the body of Christ abroad.
You’re Probably Worshiping a False God
Christians are still idol worshipers. We're just less honest about it.


20 Questions for the Churches in Africa
Conrad Mbewe, a Zambian pastor, asks them in his book. But there are others worth considering.
Bringing Hope and Healing to a War-Torn Homeland, One Footstep at a Time
Why one Congolese refugee believes shoes are a key ingredient for broader change.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
China’s Greatest Evangelist Was Expelled from a Liberal Seminary in America
How John Song sought new beginnings—for himself and his homeland—after a period of disgrace.
Christianity Isn’t ‘Becoming’ Global. It Always Has Been.
Why this misperception poses a stumbling block to the spread of the gospel.


Where Are the Other Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Sixteen forgeries have been discovered so far in the collections of unsuspecting evangelicals. Experts have suspicions about many more.
German Churches Reckon with Antisemitic History
A government report raises concerns that Nazi theology may not be a thing of the past.
Gleanings: December 2020
Ghana Pentecostals Come to the Defense of Accused Witches
An old woman was killed when she refused to confess to causing irregular rain. Christians had to speak up.

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