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dispatchesJustin Taylor describes my friend Tim Keesee exactly right in his foreword to Tim’s new book:

Tim Keesee. Dispatches from the Front: On Gospel Transformation, Suffering, and Witness. Wheaton: Crossway, 2014.

(You may recall Tim Keesee from his telling the stories in the Dispatches from the Front DVDs by Frontline Missions.)

Here’s Justin Taylor’s foreword (pp. 11–13): Continue Reading…

The newest film in the Dispatches from the Front series is episode 6: The Power of His Rising .

Trailer:

I love these DVDs because they widen my limited perspective on how God is working right now in other places in the world.

My family watched episode 6 a few weeks ago and loved it. It focuses on how a Christian family from South Carolina is spreading the gospel in a “closed” country in South Asia, gaining access with their business skills to operate an excellent coffee shop. Ingenious. Continue Reading…

CrabbsJenni and I love David and Stephanie Crabb, and we’re so excited that we’ll be uniting in Minneapolis. The Crabbs are transitioning there for David to serve as an International Trainer for Training Leaders International, a strategic missions ministry of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

David Platt and John Piper comment briefly on money, materialism, and missions:

One of many ways to give to missions is by donating here.

The interview with David Hosaflook from Episode 2 (of 5):

http://vimeo.com/38871084

John Piper tweeted this about it yesterday:

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Here’s what D. A. Carson and John Piper say about the series:

D. A. Carson: Dispatches from the Front is a thoughtful, moving, understated, and ultimately convicting series of videos depicting the work of the gospel in some of the most challenging corners of the world. Far from glorying in celebrity missions, the stories in these videos depict the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, sometimes in the teeth of virulent opposition. Here are brothers and sisters in Christ who in God’s grace display faithfulness and transcendent joy, unflagging zeal to share the gospel, and an unfettered allegiance to King Jesus. To watch the kingdom advance in the teeth of these challenges is to learn humility and rekindle contrition, faith, and intercessory prayer.

John Piper: Beware of watching these “dispatches” if you don’t like being moved and inspired and shaken out of the ruts of your life. My wife and I were riveted in watching the frontline reports of God’s work recorded in the Dispatches from the Front. This is the sort of information that builds faith in the present providence of God over his mission, and stirs up action for the sake of lost and hurting people near and far. I would love to see thousands of people mobilized as senders and goers for the sake of the glory of Christ and the relief of suffering on the frontiers, especially eternal suffering.

I’ve blogged about this series here. See also . . . Continue Reading…

Yesterday I watched the premiere of the latest Dispatches from the Front film by Frontline Missions:

Episode 5: Father, Give Me Bread

It’s on Ethiopia and South Sudan, and it’s excellent.

Here’s a preview:

See my post on Episodes 1–4. Continue Reading…