Salt and Light in South Sudan

Salt and Light in South Sudan

Pastor James Lokuuda and his team have seen the work multiply exponentially over the last 2 years; with over 5000 people becoming Christians and 13 new churches planted (in 2 years!) as they have continued to reach out amongst the Toposa community.

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Moving to Kurdistan

Moving to Kurdistan

Our friend ‘L’ has started blogging from Kurdistan. Here’s an extract… He told me he was Kurdish and my mind drew a complete blank. Of course…

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Jesus' incarnation through Middle-Eastern eyes

Jesus’ incarnation through Middle-Eastern eyes

A few weeks ago a writer who goes by Luke here on ToWinSome wrote about the significance of Jesus’ incarnation on the Think Theology website. I…

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Reading the Bible from the Global South

Reading the Bible from the Global South

An extended excerpt from Philip Jenkins “The New Faces of Christianity” on how believers might read the Bible from the global South

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03: Honor & Shame in our Middle Eastern backyard

03: Honor & Shame in our Middle Eastern backyard

In this roundtable episode Andy, Jules and Grace hone in on the topics of honor and shame – particularly how we see it play out…

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02: NYC church planters Seth & Rhianon Hoffman

02: NYC church planters Seth & Rhianon Hoffman

In today’s episode of The WinSome Podcast Grace interviews Seth & Rhianon Hoffman about their recent move to New York City to plant a new…

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01: Approaching the Bible in a new culture

01: Approaching the Bible in a new culture

The WinSome Podcast kicks off in roundtable format as Andy, Jules and Grace discuss what they’re learning about a cross-cultural approach to teaching the Bible in…

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00: Start here! Welcome to the WinSome Podcast

00: Start here! Welcome to the WinSome Podcast

Please consider this your personal invitation to join our brand new podcast! YES. The WinSome Podcast is launching! I’ve been looking forward to this launch…

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The gospel for all cultures: An interview with Jayson Georges

The gospel for all cultures: An interview with Jayson Georges

Interview with the author of The 3D Gospel: ministry in guilt, shame, and fear cultures, covering masses of biblical missiology ground at top speed!

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How do you support yourself overseas? Fundraising? Tentmaking? Business as Mission?

How do you support yourself overseas? Fundraising? Tentmaking? Business as Mission?

Our guest contributor Luke gets the conversation going on how to financially support your God-adventure.

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Happy 2nd Birthday to YOU!

Happy 2nd Birthday to YOU!

ToWinSome turns 2 today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU! Join me on the balcony for a review of the year and for hints at what’s ahead. (Ok, hint: More!)

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Reverse Culture Shock: Avoid re-entry's silent killer

Reverse Culture Shock: Avoid re-entry’s silent killer

You expect a certain amount of “culture shock” when you move. But have you considered what happens when you move back? Today’s topic: Reverse culture shock

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Extra: 40 most unreached places, Skate girls of Kabul & the Neighbours next door

Extra: 40 most unreached places, Skate girls of Kabul & the Neighbours next door

40 most unreached places, Skate girls of Kabul & the Neighbours next door // Weekend links, May 16, 2015

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"Khana kayo": Quiet moments from a Nepali village

“Khana kayo”: Quiet moments from a Nepali village

Today’s guest contribution takes us to the mountains of Nepal before they shook, for quiet moments from a Nepali village

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10 minutes from Southern Russia: "He showed me how he loves the nations"

10 minutes from Southern Russia: “He showed me how he loves the nations”

Ruslan shares about what God has done in his own heart, and in his region of Southern Russia.

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Earthquake in Nepal

Earthquake in Nepal

Wondering how you can help in the wake of the earthquake in Nepal?

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10 minutes from Tanzania: "I haven't seen anybody like him. Nobody."

10 minutes from Tanzania: “I haven’t seen anybody like him. Nobody.”

Jonathan Kyando shares about the church in Tanzania in this brief interview.

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Extra: Death by a thousand cuts, 5 hours of marriage magic & a request of friends who live far away

Extra: Death by a thousand cuts, 5 hours of marriage magic & a request of friends who live far away

Death by a thousand cuts, 5 hours of marriage magic & a request of friends who live far away // Weekend links: April 25, 2015

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10 minutes from Malawi: "I'm following a true, living Jesus"

10 minutes from Malawi: “I’m following a true, living Jesus”

Mr. Booker Kapalamula Banda takes 10 minutes to share with us from Malawi.

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Extra: Sign language, language of honor & shame, 7 cross cultural lies & being healed of being a big deal

Extra: Sign language, language of honor & shame, 7 cross cultural lies & being healed of being a big deal

Sign language, language of honor & shame, 7 cross cultural lies & being healed of being a big deal // Weekend Links: April 11, 2015

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Extra: Responding to beggars, church planting interview & the situation in Kenya

Extra: Responding to beggars, church planting interview & the situation in Kenya

Responding to beggars, international church planting & the situation in Kenya // Weekend links: April 11, 2015

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Extra: "Send me," Biblical storytelling in Japan & the Return of Shame

Extra: “Send me,” Biblical storytelling in Japan & the Return of Shame

“Send me,” Biblical storytelling in Japan & the Return of Shame // Weekend Extra: March 28, 2015

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Extra: Keller on writing, US Refugee experience & Hospitality in Church Planting

Extra: Keller on writing, US Refugee experience & Hospitality in Church Planting

Keller on writing, US Refugee experience & Hospitality in Church Planting // Weekend Extra: March 1, 2015

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Extra: 5 sides of the same ISIS story

Extra: 5 sides of the same ISIS story

Certain words & concepts are generally not discussed at TWS, but ISIS has made itself a voice that can’t be ignored. // Weekend Extra: February 21, 2015

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Extra: Winsomeness in Winter, Jesus followers are sent & The Good Lie movie review

Extra: Winsomeness in Winter, Jesus followers are sent & The Good Lie movie review

Winsomeness in Winter, Jesus followers are sent & The Good Lie movie review // Weekend Extra: February 7, 2015

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Extra: Welcome the stranger, Use your words & Head toward viral growth

Extra: Welcome the stranger, Use your words & Head toward viral growth

Welcome the stranger, Use your words & Head toward viral growth // Weekend links: January 31, 2015

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Extra: Medical center for nomads, Dangerous Stories & Parenthood in an age of terrorism

Extra: Medical center for nomads, Dangerous Stories & Parenthood in an age of terrorism

Medical center for nomads, Dangerous Stories & Parenthood in an age of terrorism // Weekend Links: January 24, 2015

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Extra: Indigenous Panamanian worship, Rethinking homelessness & Roland Muller on Charlie Hebdo

Extra: Indigenous Panamanian worship, Rethinking homelessness & Roland Muller on Charlie Hebdo

Indigenous Panamanian worship, Rethinking homelessness & Roland Muller on Charlie Hebdo // Weekend links: January 17, 2015

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Pray for 7 young churches around the world

Pray for 7 young churches around the world

Welcome, praying friends. I’m fired up about this post for so many reasons. I love church plants, I love pioneers, and I love seeing God…

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ToWinSome: Now more ways to connect!

ToWinSome: Now more ways to connect!

Today we’re launching To Win Some’s presence on Facebook!

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Extra: 20 ways to refresh workers, an Indonesian safe house & what kids eat for breakfast around the world

Extra: 20 ways to refresh workers, an Indonesian safe house & what kids eat for breakfast around the world

20 ways to refresh workers, an Indonesian safe house & what kids eat for breakfast around the world // Weekend links: October 22, 2014

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Extra: Taking risks by moving or planting your feet

Extra: Taking risks by moving or planting your feet

Should you stay or should you go? This weekend’s Extra features compelling articles from both perspectives. // Weekend links: November 15, 2014

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Extra: Leadership, loving children like Jesus, Pastor Saeed to his daughter & Global Bible searches

Extra: Leadership, loving children like Jesus, Pastor Saeed to his daughter & Global Bible searches

Leadership, loving children like Jesus, Pastor Saeed to his daughter & Global Bible searches // Weekend links: October 11, 2014

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Extra: Money as aid, German animal names & what Ferguson taught us

Extra: Money as aid, German animal names & what Ferguson taught us

Money as aid, German animal names & what Ferguson taught us // Weekend links: October 4, 2014

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Extra: Clothing gaffes, problem-solving & Carl Medearis on Jesus' response to ISIS

Extra: Clothing gaffes, problem-solving & Carl Medearis on Jesus’ response to ISIS

Clothing gaffes, problem-solving & Carl Medearis on Jesus’ response to ISIS // Weekend links: September 13, 2014

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Book Review: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Book Review: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

An inspiring story of one young American-Pakistani’s journey to faith, and how we can be reaching out to Muslims wherever we are in the world.

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A conversation with Iraqi Christians (and how you can get involved)

A conversation with Iraqi Christians (and how you can get involved)

“If the salt and the light goes out of Iraq it will be dark. And Jesus said we are the salt. We are the light. Pray for our nation.”

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Extra: Amazon jungle to NYC, Give me gratitude and We're (not) smiling

Extra: Amazon jungle to NYC, Give me gratitude and We’re (not) smiling

Amazon jungle to NYC, Give me gratitude and We’re (not) smiling // Weekend links: August 15, 2014

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Happy WinSome Birthday!

Happy WinSome Birthday!

On August 1st this blog quietly turned 1 year old.

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Extra: Arabs helping Arabs, Kabul photo essay & 10 ways to thrive overseas

Extra: Arabs helping Arabs, Kabul photo essay & 10 ways to thrive overseas

Arabs helping Arabs, Kabul photo essay & 10 ways to thrive overseas // Weekend links: August 9, 2014

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Is it appropriate to use gifted money for long-term savings? 3 church leaders weigh in

Is it appropriate to use gifted money for long-term savings? 3 church leaders weigh in

Gifted money feels different than a typical salary. Is it appropriate to spend it on long-term savings? 3 church leaders weigh in.

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Extra: Tour Zaatari refugee camp, hauntingly beautiful Arabic poetry & Simon Sinek on what makes a good leader

Extra: Tour Zaatari refugee camp, hauntingly beautiful Arabic poetry & Simon Sinek on what makes a good leader

Tour Zaatari refugee camp, hauntingly beautiful Arabic poetry & Simon Sinek on what makes a good leader // Weekend links: August 2, 2014

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Extra: Contextualized Prophet Stories, Finding Strong & Honor the goodbye

Extra: Contextualized Prophet Stories, Finding Strong & Honor the goodbye

Contextualized Prophet Stories, Finding Strong & Honor the goodbye // Weekend links: June 8, 2014

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Sending Well: a conversation with Clive

Sending Well: a conversation with Clive

Grace sits down with a UK church leader to talk about churches sending well – and one local church’s journey toward a global vision.

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Extra: Slapped politician, Stop evangelizing & How to have the best vacation ever

Extra: Slapped politician, Stop evangelizing & How to have the best vacation ever

Slapped politician, Stop evangelizing & How to have the best vacation ever // Weekend links: May 31, 2014

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Ten Steps Back (On faith and healing)

Ten Steps Back (On faith and healing)

When we arrived overseas as newlyweds in 2007 we brought along a seriously un-spellable arthritis condition (him) & the spinal column of an 80-year-old (me)

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Extra: Ed Stetzer on church planter indicators, a Killer Turkish dating contestant & Raising radiant daughers

Extra: Ed Stetzer on church planter indicators, a Killer Turkish dating contestant & Raising radiant daughers

Extra: Ed Stetzer on church planter indicators, a Killer Turkish dating contestant & Raising radiant daughers // Weekend links: May 24, 2014

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Business as Mission

Business as Mission

Business is not an ‘add-on’ but a mission field in itself – a central area of life and society that needs to be redeemed.

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