May 21, 2019

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Day 3: Missional Christmas

Three Intercultural Options

The telling of the traditional Christmas story is incomplete without the scene of the three wise kings from the east who visited Jesus after his birth bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Sermons on the Matthew passage often focus on the symbolism of the gifts – missing the missional significance of the story.

Embedded in the Christmas story is an intentional emphasis upon the intercultural diversity of those who follow Jesus. Christ’s coming brings salvation for the entire world – and this is punctuated by the mention of the visitors, according to Christian tradition, from Arabia, Persia, and India.

“On the third day of Christmas, my Lord & Savior sent me:
Three Intercultural Options,
Two Missional Opportunities,
and a Christian on a Unique Mission”

At Missional University being “interculturally-focused” is a foundational core value that is woven into the fabric of every course and program. Our 100% online courses enable us to embed cross-cultural encounters into their delivery. While students can study from anywhere, they can also complete internships in different cultures. Our online student center enables students from across the globe to interact in real time. Students have opportunities to experience transnational teams that work with faculty in research and projects through homework assignments, centers, and institutes.

Won’t you join us in empowering 21st-century believers to become interculturally-focused?
Take a look at the Missional Viewbook to learn more.

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