Lausanne World Pulse (LWP), an online magazine focused on missions and evangelism, is published as a joint effort between the Institute of Strategic Evangelism, Evangelism and Missions Information Service (Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, USA) and Lausanne.
This issue, the focus is on ministry "unto the least of these." When Jesus ministered to the poor and disadvantaged, the widow, the blind or the leper, he did so both in word and in deed. God's kingdom broke into the "here and now" through the ministry of his Son.Articles this month include:
- "God speaking through Jeremiah tells us that defending the poor and needy is what it means to know him. This work of mercy and justice may distinguish the Church more than anything else from every other institution," writes Lon Allison, LWP co-publisher. Read
- "Only five to ten percent of the world's disabled are effectively reached with the gospel, making the disability community one of the largest unreached or hidden people groups in the world," says Joni Eareckson Tada, founder/CEO of Joni and Friends Int'l Disability Center. Read
- "As Christians, we need to move away from the place where our attempts at compassionate ministries degrade poor people by turning them into beneficiaries, and we must embrace poor persons in relationships that affirm their identity and dignity," reinforces Christopher Heuertz, int'l director of Word Made Flesh. Read
- "The 'systems' of the world often treat the poor as less than human. The Kingdom of God offers a very different perspective on those in need. God's heart is on the side of 'the least of these,'" reminds Alan Andrews, US director for The Navigators. Read
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