Redeeming Honor: How to Share the Good News in the Muslim World, with Audrey Frank – EM266

Redeeming Honor: How to Share the Good News in the Muslim World, with Audrey Frank – EM266

Understanding honor and shame is important in sharing the Gospel in Muslim communities. In the West, shame is seen as a feeling, but in many cultures, it’s a position within the community.

For many of us, this can be hard to understand which is why Audrey Frank’s book, Covered Glory: The Face of Honor and Shame in the Muslim World, which focuses on the shame-honor paradigm, is so important.

Audrey spent over twenty years in North Africa doing medical work. As she did ministry, she learned about shame-honor culture and how it affected sharing the Gospel. Now, she helps Westerners understand the importance of shame-honor culture and how we each can carry hidden shame in ourselves. Through the Good News, we can see that God removes our shame and honors us in His love.


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No matter which person you are, the Gospel message is the same for you. He comes to rescue you because He delights in you. God delights in us.

Audrey Frank

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 – Episode Introduction
  • 00:56 – Missions Trip Opportunity
  • 02:12 – Audrey Frank
  • 02:46 – The importance of honor and shame
  • 04:14 – What led you to write this book?
  • 06:34 – The book for right now
  • 09:48 – How shame and honor manifest themselves
  • 12:00 – Two kinds of sacrifices
  • 14:21 – Stories of shame and redemption
  • 18:34 – Starting a conversation
  • 23:23 – Counterfeit honor
  • 26:22 – Reviews on the book
  • 28:41 – The problem of shame in every heart
  • 30:58 – Worldview for Dummies
  • 31:52 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 32:43 – Encouragement to pray
  • 33:19 – Episode Summary

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How to Share the Good News in Someone’s Heart Language, with Darrel Templeton of MegaVoice – EM265

How to Share the Good News in Someone’s Heart Language, with Darrel Templeton of MegaVoice – EM265

For the past few months, MegaVoice has been supporting Engaging Missions. Now we get to hear from Darrel Templeton about his work with MegaVoice. Having worked with radio and mass communication, Darrel is passionate about making the Bible accessible to people through audio. By recording the Bible in different languages, MegaVoice can bring the Gospel to people all over the world.

Recently, MegaVoice has been working on a video Bible for the deaf community in different sign languages. They also have over 43 languages lined up to record soon. In the episode, Darrel shares about the need for hearing the Scriptures in order to understand them better.

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What We Talked About

When they actually hear the Bible in their mother tongue, or heart language, it doesn’t have to go through the brain. It goes straight to their heart, straight to their spirit, and they can understand that in a deeper way.”

Darrel Templeton
  • 00:24 – Episode Intro
  • 01:33 – Love Never Fails International
  • 02:52 – Introducing Darrel Templeton
  • 03:37 – Reaching the Deaf community
  • 07:05 – How does the solar powered Bible work?
  • 10:58 – A small team spreading the Scriptures
  • 16:43 – How to partner in MegaVoice
  • 18:20 – The domino effect of the Gospel
  • 23:55 – How do Bibles get to where they’re going?
  • 27:26 – Why an app doesn’t work as well
  • 29:56 – Avoiding distractions and devices
  • 31:47 – Access is the first step, then discipleship
  • 32:21 – How can people partner with you?
  • 37:16 – What MegaVoice Bibles do you recommend?
  • 41:05 – Did Bryan get a MegaVoice Audio Bible?

Bryan Thompson

This week, we also have a special guest, Bryan Thompson, returning to update us about Simply the Story and his life. Hear about what God has been doing over the last year through Bryan and his wife as they travel the world as nomads for Jesus.

  • 42:03 – Introducing Bryan Thompson
  • 42:21 – What’s been happening in the last year?
  • 45:10 – Travelling together around the world
  • 46:13 – New opportunities for ministry
  • 47:41 – Moments of God’s provision
  • 49:46 – The need for storytelling
  • 51:47 – New projects and investments
  • 54:12 – Best place to connect
  • 54:29 – NotQuiteHomeless.us
  • 55:19 – Episode Summary

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The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel, with Dean Inserra – EM264

The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel, with Dean Inserra – EM264

Many people think they are Christian but have never heard the Gospel. Dean Inserra joins the show to talk about “cultural Christianity” and how to reach these people with Jesus. In his new book, The Unsaved Christian, he talks about different forms of unsaved Christianity. These people are not just “baby Christians,” but of a separate religion all together.

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We have to make sure that we’re not advocating for a morality. We’re advocating for a worship, really, for a following of Christ. They’re two very different things.

Dean Inserra

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 – Episode overview
  • 01:21 – Megavoice Audio Bibles
  • 02:29 – About the guest
  • 02:45 – What is your book about?
  • 03:43 – Centering the Gospel on Jesus
  • 05:13 – How to bridge the gap of cultural Christianity
  • 07:52 – Walking in the tension
  • 10:28 – Becoming aware of the gap
  • 12:11 – How can we make the Gospel clear?
  • 14:43 – Different forms of unsaved Christians
  • 19:22 – The problems of church membership
  • 21:16 – Approaching traditions to reach the lost
  • 23:50 – How can we engage in God’s work?
  • 26:35 – Avoiding the witch hunt
  • 27:57 – Final thoughts
  • 29:09 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 29:57 – Closing thoughts

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Crescent Project: How to Make the Good News Accessible to Muslims, with Fouad Masri – EM263

Crescent Project: How to Make the Good News Accessible to Muslims, with Fouad Masri – EM263

The Muslim community is more open to the Gospel now than ever before. Fouad Masri joins the show to share about his ministry towards Muslims, the Crescent Project. The goal is to inspire equip Christians to bring the Good News to Muslims throughout the world.

Fouad works to answer questions about Christianity and make the Gospel accessible to the Muslim community. More than anything, he wants to be obedient to his Master and Savior, Jesus. Fouad reminds us that God is working and moving in amazing ways in the Muslim world.

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Full Show Notes: https://engagingmissions.com/263

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 – Show introduction
  • 01:00 – A way that you can be involved
  • 01:39 – Megavoice Audio Bibles
  • 02:37 – About Fouad Masri
  • 03:07 – Life in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 06:41 – A growing openness to the Gospel
  • 08:46 – What has led to the change in response?
  • 16:45 – How can we best connect with the Muslim community?
  • 21:05 – The importance of prayer and training
  • 26:03 – Transformation and new energy
  • 30:01 – Where does reluctance come from?
  • 33:14 – One thing to share with ministers
  • 34:43 – What is Crescent Project?
  • 37:40 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 38:19 – Closing

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Love Never Fails International: A Leadership Journey, with Johnathan Kraus – EM262

Love Never Fails International: A Leadership Journey, with Johnathan Kraus – EM262

God is moving and working in India through Love Never Fails International. Johnathan Kraus shares about the organization and how they work to serve children in the slums. They provide education, food, health care, and the Gospel to these children. They also want to impact the lives of the sponsors.

A few years ago, Johnathan left India to come back to the United States. During his time here, he has been working on growing the core of the ministry. This includes reaching out to corporate sponsors and speaking with churches and organizations about the ministry. Johnathan’s goal is to win India for Christ.

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Full Show Noteshttp://engagingmissions.com/262

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 – Episode overview
  • 01:01 – Megavoice Audio Bibles
  • 01:59 – Introducing Johnathan Kraus
  • 02:37 – Love Never Fails International
  • 03:49 – How many centers do you have now?
  • 03:58 – Encouragement to grow as a leader
  • 05:00 – A season of humbling
  • 06:01 – Transferring the vision to others
  • 07:35 – What transformation have you seen?
  • 10:13 – How to sponsor a child
  • 13:59 – What led you to set up your ministry this way?
  • 16:56 – Coming back to the United States
  • 19:39 – The first conversation about moving
  • 20:37 – What was the hardest part of leaving?
  • 21:18 – How did God fill that void?
  • 22:44 – A day in the life of missions
  • 24:54 – Bridging the gap with corporate sponsors
  • 26:58 – Opening additional doors in ministry
  • 29:32 – Where do you see God leading?
  • 32:05 – A helpful mindset to have
  • 33:38 – StoryBrand
  • 34:19 – The Emotionally Healthy Leader
  • 35:03 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 37:51 – Story of Connection

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God at Work: The Rise and Fall of Movements, with Steve Addison – EM261

God at Work: The Rise and Fall of Movements, with Steve Addison – EM261

When looking at history, it seems like church movements have a cycle of rising and falling. Steve Addison joins the show to talk about his new book called The Rise and Fall of Movements and how God works in that cycle. He speaks on how believers who value the Great Commission can keep their eyes on Jesus, His word, Spirit, and mission.

As some ministries reach a place of decline, we can remember that God is always raising up new movements. He keeps working to draw us back to Him. The important thing is for us to seek God and walk in obedience to Him.

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What We Talked About

  • 00:23 – Show updates
  • 01:21 – Thanks to our sponsors: Megavoice
  • 02:25 – Introduction
  • 02:54 – Why this book and why now?
  • 03:51 – Who is this book for?
  • 04:42 – Ministries and movements
  • 06:26 – An overview of the stages of movements
  • 08:51 – What stage is the most concerning?
  • 11:12 – Renewal is always uncomfortable
  • 13:54 – How can we best prepare for submission?
  • 16:42 – Encouraging reflections on movements
  • 19:50 – Examples of word, Spirit, and mission
  • 22:49 – Looking at the Church around the world
  • 25:23 – How has the process changed you?
  • 27:13 – Thoughts for those in ministry
  • 28:22 – Where can people get the book?
  • 28:50 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 30:01 – Closing thoughts

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