A Tale of Two Presbyterian Ministers: Mission Drift at the World’s First Child-Sponsorship Organization

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Chris Horst and Peter Greer have a terrific book out now called Mission Drift. I asked whether they might share something with the Patheos audience connected to the book, and they were generous enough to supply the following. Enjoy! * Mission Drift at the World’s First Child-Sponsorship Organization By Chris Horst and Peter Greer We [Read More...]

Out of Africa 6: Looking Homeward and Inward

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By Galen Dalrymple Tomorrow I start my journey homeward to America. It sounds like a foreign land to me now after two months in the bush here in Africa. It is time for reflection, to take stock of lessons learned. What will I carry with me as a result of this journey? Many things, to [Read More...]

Out of Africa – Pondering Faith

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By Galen Dalrymple “Which is easier, to say ‘thy sins are forgiven’ or ‘take up thy bed and walk””? (Mark 2:9) At this writing, I have been in Africa 36 days. My thoughts have often been filled with amazement at my African brothers’ and sisters’ faith and walk with the Lord. I have pondered and [Read More...]

Out of Africa: Roll Call of the Great

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By Galen Dalrymple I sit in the early morning light contemplating my experiences here in Africa. I have just finished my quiet time, today from Luke 10:1-16 which describes Jesus’ sending of the 72 to proclaim the nearness of the Kingdom. As was always the case with Jesus, he never pulled his punches, telling them [Read More...]

Out of Africa: Human Worth in the African Bush

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By Galen Dalrymple One of the most distressing aspects of the part of Africa I have seen and heard about from my fellow interns has been the view in the African bush and culture about human worth. I don’t pretend to speak for all cultures or places in Africa, but I have heard facts and [Read More...]


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