Podcast: Episode 43 – The Multicultural Church ft Mark and Jemima Varughese

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By Beth Westwood | 25 June 2020

Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors New Zealand hosted by Mike Gore, James Kozina and Jocelyn Goto.

This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.


Episode 43 - Overview

Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

“The gospel transcends time, tribe and colour.The gospel is the power of God unto salvation and should work in any setting.” – Mark Varughese.

Today, a Church is rising, and it may look different to our Western expression of Christianity.

So what can the Western church learn from the persecuted church when it comes to cultural differences?

And how do we differentiate between Kingdom principals and cultural preferences?

In this episode:

  • What faith looks like when a Muslim meets Jesus.
  • Do we indoctrinate people to the Church or introduce them to Jesus?
  • How women experience a double persecution, and the character traits of strong women of God.


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About The Hosts

Mike Gore is the CEO of Open Doors Australia & New Zealand. He’s been with the ministry for almost 10 years and has travelled extensively to meet persecuted Christians in the field. He’s been chased by secret police and has smuggled Bibles to Muslim background believers.

James Kozina is part of our Church Engagement team for QLD and WA and is a resident expert on all things World Watch List. James regularly speaks in churches, has met with persecuted believers in the field, and is passionate about seeing the survival of the gospel in both the persecuted church and the free church.

Jocelyn Goto is an excellent communicator and shares her journey with the persecuted church with humility and authenticity. Jocelyn has travelled with the ministry and is constantly amazed by the faith of believers in some of the most contested countries on the planet.

This podcast is brought to you by Open Doors Australia & New Zealand

Open Doors began in 1955 when Brother Andrew smuggled Bibles to persecuted Christians. We now work in over 70 countries supporting Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. To find out what it’s like to be a Christian in the most dangerous places on the planet, check out our World Watch List.