Michael OhWhat Do Cross-Cultural Missionaries Cross Cultures For? (Session VIII)

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Michael Oh of the Lausanne Movement calls Christians to care about all types of global suffering, especially eternal suffering. In this, the church functions as both prophet and servant — boldly heralding the truth of God’s Word while simultaneously seeking to serve others’ needs in showing the compassion of Christ. Individual Christians, too, will suffer and should use these moments — as often as the Lord brings them — to endure in faith and to hold out the gospel as the only true and lasting alleviation from suffering.

  • Michael Oh

    Dr. Michael Oh is the Executive Director / CEO of the Lausanne Movement. He is also the founder and board chair of CBI Japan which includes a graduate level theological seminary (Christ Bible Seminary), church planting efforts (All Nations
    Fellowship), and various outreach ministries (including the Heart & Soul CafĂ©). Michael received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania where he also did his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree. His theological training (Master of Divinity) was received at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and he also completed a master’s degree in Japanese Studies at Harvard University. He and his wife Pearl have 5 children.