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Live - Keswick Convention 2019 - 17 July 9.30am - Lecture 1 - Longing: Ours, Theirs and Everyone’s

It is curious that in our deeply divided world, humanity seems easily able to reach consensus that 'things are not as they should be'. Our problem lies in our failure to agree on the 'what should be' bit. For followers of Jesus, the Great Commission is a vital part of 'what should be' - good news of great joy shared with the whole world! Yet enthusiasm for it, and the language used to articulate it, has shifted constantly through church history. 'Longing', as both word and paradigm, brilliantly captures an underappreciated but powerful aspect of God’s design for global mission.

Jason Mandryk was born, grew up, and studied in Canada before moving to the UK to join the Operation World team. For 20 years, he has served through multiple editions and publications of this ministry, as researcher, editor, author, and team leader. He is thrilled to minister in an exciting time when we are seeing the increasing convergence of information, prayer, and mission. He also enjoys being outdoors amidst God’s created grandeur; Keswick allows the best of both passions!

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CPX: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (1)

Gary Burge of Wheaton College, Illinois, outlines the factors that have contributed to the current reality in Israel. In part 1 of his interview with Simon Smart he says that one major reason for the conflict is the sense of insecurity felt by the Israelis resulting from years of persecution and the sense of dislocation felt by the Palestinians as they are moved from their deep roots and ancient history.

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The Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) is an Australian-based organisation that offers a Christian perspective on contemporary life. They seek to promote the public understanding of the Christian faith by engaging mainstream media and the general public with high quality and well-researched print, video and audio material about the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century. www.publicchristianity.org.

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