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Reflecting on the death of John Allen Chau

Reflecting on the death of John Allen Chau

Disturbing, Extravagant Love - John 12:1-8   Calvary was near, Gethsemane and Golgotha were drawing close…the smell of death was in the air.  Jesus was going to love us to the uttermost.  He was going to demonstrate a disturbing, extravagant love.  The Guiltless...

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Who Cares About Definitions?

Who Cares About Definitions?

Definition: the act of defining, or of making something definite, distinct, or clear. “Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.” Anna Jameson  (2 Timothy 2:15) So, who cares about definitions?  Well, we do…and we believe you do too. Words have meaning....

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MISSIO NEXUS Highlights BLOG Post

MISSIO NEXUS Highlights BLOG Post

Does the Church Need a Reformission? October 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On All Hallows’ Eve, October 31, 1517, the Roman Church received the world’s most memorable trick-or-treater at its door, when a monk named Martin Luther...

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My Musings on The International Day of Prayer for the Unreached

My Musings on The International Day of Prayer for the Unreached

Why isn’t every Christian a missionary?  Why isn’t every good work done in Jesus’ name a missions work?  Because language matters and definitions matter, don’t they? Take the concept of marriage for example.  Christians are currently fighting for the meaning and...

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The Day After Resurrection Sunday

The Day After Resurrection Sunday

by Matthew Ellison – Sixteen:Fifteen, President and Church Missions Coach Mark 16:14-15  “Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they...

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Billy Graham & Mark 16:15

Billy Graham & Mark 16:15

Evangelist Billy Graham took Christ literally when He said in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” He preached the Gospel to nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories; more people in...

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Greetings in 2018!

Greetings in 2018!

Greetings Sixteen:Fifteen ministry partners and friends! The year has just barely begun, and we have been from coast to coast and some places in between.  I started off in Washington State, where we helped launch two classes for "Perspectives on the World Christian...

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