By Justin Randolph
Pastor, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville
I remember well my first foreign missions trip. I was chosen to join a collegiate drama team who would minister in Rio during the evangelistic crusades of 1998. During our orientation, several cultural mannerisms and customs were discussed. One included women leaving their purses on the floor, another a common finger symbol we consider benign while they consider offensive. These differences were discussed so that our message would not be lost in our presentation.
America today is truly a melting pot of different cultures, beliefs, and practices. It is easy to become cynical in the midst of such change. However, our perspective should be like that of the Apostle Paul who looked at every circumstance as an opportunity to spread the unstoppable message of Jesus Christ. [Read more…]