Author Archives: Scott Dunford

About Scott Dunford

Lead Church Planter at Redeemer Church of Silicon Valley and Director of West Coast Mobilization for ABWE International.

Where would we be without the Body of Christ?

The past three weeks have been a blur of goodbyes, hellos, and paperwork. January 20th I preached my last sermon at Community Evangelical Free Church where I have served as a lay elder while at ABWE International HQ, and that … Continue reading

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“The Ups and Downs of the Holidays” or “In the Air and On the Ground in Cali”

Some weeks are emotional roller coasters. The Holidays are notorious for this. The beauty and joy of all that Christmas symbolizes are tinged a little blue with the memories of what has been lost or will be lost in the … Continue reading

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A New Assignment for the Dunfords

I am excited to announce that I have accepted a call from Redeemer Church of the Silicon Valley in Fremont, CA to join their church planting team. We are looking forward to this next mission assignment, and the opportunity it … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Bob Bixby: “Progressives, Colonialism, and Christian Missions.”

Progressives, Colonialism, and Christian Missions Rant warning. And I’m mad. I have a lot to say about the young missionary thing. It’s very layered and complicated and the young man’s methods and theology should be discussed, debated, critiqued, and analyzed. … Continue reading

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5 Critical Reminders for Modern Christians on the Death of John Allen Chau

Five Critical Reminders for Modern Christians on the Death of John Allen Chau Since news of the killing of John Allen Chau at the hands of Sentinelese islanders became public, the blog and Twittersphere have been ablaze with opinions about … Continue reading

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Know God, Then Serve Him.

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 This familiar passage that calls us to stop, listen, and wait for God, is a missionary passage. The Psalmist continues, “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted … Continue reading

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Letter from William Carey to his father (Jan 12, 1788)

“The thot of a fellow creature perishing forever should rouse all our activity and engage all our powers.” Continue reading

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Pirates, Life Rafts, and Leading in Crisis: 7 Leadership Lessons from Captain Phillips

*The inspiration for this post comes from the movie “Captain Phillips” and not the actual actions of Captain Richard Phillips who’s real life actions are a matter of some dispute and an obligatory lawsuit that naturally accompanies someone making a lot … Continue reading

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The Difference Between North Korea and South Korea

This photo of Korean peninsula at night illustrates the need for the gospel in North Korea. And yet notice that there are beacons of light in the North as well. Word is leaking out that the Church is growing and … Continue reading

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Languages and dialects of the Middle East and Central Asia

This map highlights the challenges that Central Asia faces regarding the advance of the Good News.

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