(an excerpt from The Global Gospel by Werner Mischke, chapter 4.2) One of the most widely accepted models for contextualizing the Christian faith was developed by the acclaimed missiologist Paul Hiebert. He called it “critical contextualization”. It has four steps.1 Step 1: Exegete the host culture. Cross-cultural workers study the culture phenomenologically. Suspending judgment, they gather . . . read more
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Mr. Werner Mischke, Director of Training, Mission ONE Honor-based violence makes the news daily. Yet the church is often weak in its understanding and response. Discover how the dark side of honor and shame fuels violence. Examine how Christ’s honor-sharing “gospel of the kingdom” offers a powerful cure for violence—a living hope and powerful message . . . read more
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by Werner Mischke Mission ONE, 2015. —Reviewed by Soojin Chung, PhD student, Boston University. Werner Mischke utilizes his extensive experiences in the Middle East to construct a biblical paradigm of “honor and shame” to better minister to the Majority World. He begins by asking, “How can the honor/shame dynamics common to the Bible and many . . . read more
Identity Perhaps nothing sums up human identity so succinctly as the Facebook relationship status: It’s complicated. At the heart of the missionary endeavor, the gospel invites people of every tribe and nation—every socioethnic and geographic identity—to discover and develop a new identity in Christ. Child of God. Disciple. Jesus-follower. Disciple-maker. Yet identity can be challenging. As mission-minded leaders, . . . read more
The Global Gospel: Western Contextualization and the Bibles Honor/Shame Dynamics Presented by Mr. Werner Mischke, Director of Training Ministries, Mission ONE This webinar series will review key concepts from Werners book http://globalgospelbook.org/. The Global Gospel: Achieving Missional Impact in Our Multicultural World. The singular issue which the book addresses may be defined by posing this . . . read more
Since 2009, I have been on a learning journey about the dynamic of honor/shame in scripture and its significance for cross-cultural ministry. By God’s grace, I’ve had the opportunity to read and conduct research, to write on the subject, to introduce the subject of honor/shame (H/S) through numerous seminars and workshops, to create resources, and to teach collaboratively with two indigenous ministry partners.
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by Werner Mischke, designer/editor Mission One, Inc., P.O. Box 5960, Scottsdale, AZ 85261, 212 pages, 2011, $29.95 (free DVD discussion guide). —Reviewed by Todd Poulter, consultant with Wycliffe Global Alliance, International Partnering Associates, and Mission to Unreached Peoples. Start with a worthy goal: equipping followers of Jesus Christ for healthy cross-cultural partnerships. Select your audience: . . . read more