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EXPANDED: Guidance for Short-Term Missions Now Paired with Real-Life Models

In March, the Christian Alliance for Orphans released, “Wise Short-Term Missions:  8 Principles for Benefiting Orphans and Vulnerable Children.”  As affirmed in the guide, “Short-term missions trips carry potential for much good and much harm. Wise engagement is critical, especially when we hope to benefit children.” Now, an expanded version of the guide is available, […]


Protecting Children in Media

There I was, mouth hanging awkwardly open, on the Facebook page of a person I’d only met a time or two. I know most pictures are considered public domain these days, and it wasn’t a big deal. But still, I couldn’t help feeling a bit like a fresh ham plopped without consent in the butcher […]


Short Term Missions: Life-Transforming Service OR Harmful Waste?

The current Christianity Today carries an excellent forum-article arguing the potential benefits and hazards of short terms missions.  Below are the opening section of the three articles.  I’d encourage you to read through the three one-page articles, each of which carries important observations, HERE.   ABANDON PROJECTS by Brian Howell Churches should not abandon travel, […]