Jesus is the Savior of the World, whether we are from the East or the West. However, in their new book, Seeing Jesus From the East, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray show readers how to rediscover the cultural insights often missed when we ignore the Eastern context of the Bible. Wednesday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, they offer a refreshing picture of Jesus, one that appeals to Eastern readers and also penetrates the hearts and minds of postmodern Westerners.
Launched in April 2020, at the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, Christ over COVID is the Slavic Gospel Association's global prayer campaign, now comprised of 6,350 evangelical churches across the former Soviet Union calling for intercession and urgent relief aid for orphans, widows and families. Wednesday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, President of the SGA, Michael Johnson talks about how this organization was started and how it is providing vital aid to orphans and to evangelical churches in Russia.
Michael Johnson is president of Slavic Gospel Association (SGA), a nearly 90-year-old ministry that partners with hundreds of missionaries and more than 6,000 evangelical churches across Russia and the former Soviet Union. After a 14-year hiatus as a consultant to other faith-based nonprofits, and with the encouragement of his wife, Erin, Johnson returned to lead SGA as its new president in 2017. Since taking the helm of SGA, Johnson has prioritized expanding the mission’s partnerships with local evangelical churches and pastors across the former Soviet bloc, a vast region of 290 million people stretching more than 4,000 miles from Eastern Europe to the Bering Strait off the coast of Alaska.
Abdu Murray (JD, University of Michigan) is North American director of RZIM, a regular speaker at churches and on college campuses, and host of the podcast Embrace the Truth with Abdu Murray. A scholar in residence at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, he is the author of many articles and two other books, including Grand Central Question.
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