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How to Build the Kingdom Across Cultures with Lorraine Taylor

One of the things I have enjoyed most in the last few years is meeting people from new cultures, whether that be when I am out travelling or when I am meeting my friends who have immigrated to Canada in my own community.

The way they see life can be so different, and the stories they bring remind me that my way of doing life is not the only way.

In this episode, I am talking to one of my dear friends who has dedicated her life to showing others Jesus and sharing the gospel cross-culturally in one form or another. It is a powerful episode about sharing the love of Christ with those who are moving across the globe right into our backyards, or at least next door.

Lorraine answers questions like...

  • What would you say is the difference between working with other cultures in their own context versus when they have immigrated (our own context)?

  • What do you find are the highest needs of our immigrated neighbours and friends? What are some practical ways we can love and serve cross-culturally?

  • Where would you like to see the “Big-C Church” step up to serve and do justice work with those who are of other cultures?

Lorraine Taylor grew up in Edmonton, in a house that was not open to strangers at all. At one time there was barbed wire over the gate! When she came to Christ as a young lady, she longed to have a “House of Peace,” where anyone could come over. God granted that desire of her heart when she met Phil and together they began to live a life of hospitality and people poured into their open house. Lorraine has been married for 43 years and she has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. After College Lorraine worked with the C&MA for 25 years in India, Pakistan and Canada. Then they served with FamilyLife, Canada (a ministry of Power to Change) for 11 years leading their intercultural and international ministry. They now lead Connecting Streams intercultural ministry to newcomers to Canada and refugees.


  • Matthew 25:34–40

  • Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise by Richard Beck

  • Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity by Ronald J. Sider

  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

  • One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

  • Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Path to Joy by Larry Crabb

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