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Soundings from OMSC@PTS’s pilgrimage in God’s mission with the world church

Welcome to The OCCASIONAL, OMSC@PTS’s blog for local happenings at the center and global perspectives from our staff, partners, and friends – a network of church leaders, scholars, and cross-cultural workers from all over the world.

The blog’s name, the OCCASIONAL, alludes to the earliest of OMSC’s publications: The Occasional Bulletin from the Missionary Research Library, which was first published on March 13, 1950.  For decades, it served as the premier source for news about developments from the world church. The legacy of the Occasional Bulletin continues with the current International Bulletin of Mission Research

Today, The OCCASIONAL builds upon this tradition and leans into the future to engage in God’s mission by amplifying the voices of the world Christian movement.

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Art of Faithfulness Presents: Messiah Parts II & III, with Artwork from OMSC

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Ethiopian Evangelicals and The Role of the Church in Environmental Stewardship

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The Task of Counting Missionaries: History and Present Challenges

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Exploring Anti-Christian Policies in the History of Japan – Part IV: The Establishment of Emperor-style Human Rights

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Reflections on the World Christianity Conference in Accra, Ghana 2024

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“Walking the Earth” – Open Studio by Lourdes Bernard, Artist in Residence 2023-2024

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Exploring Anti-Christian Policies in the History of Japan – Part III: The Meiji government’s unease regarding Christianity

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Integral Mission: Wisdom from the Global South

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Exploring Anti-Christian Policies in the History of Japan – Part II: The Religious Policy of the Meiji Government

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Exploring Anti-Christian Policies in the History of Japan – Part I: Introduction

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The Annual Statistical Table for World Christianity 2024: Fragmentation and Unity

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Prayer Camps and Faith-Healing in a Wounded Society in Ghana

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