When Japanese Christians build cultural bridges to the larger society by attending Buddhist funerals or inviting unsaved families to celebrate traditional Japanese festivals at their church, does that automatically herald the entrance of syncretism into their doctrine?
- Essentials for Fundraising and Development for Missions AgenciesThu Apr 22 2021, 01:00pm EDT
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A self-study of missionaries’ effectiveness in evangelization.
Let me share my observations about “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium.” It is tragic when evangelicals begin to aim their “polemical rifles” at each other rather than the enemy. In this instance, the target is not the persons but the issues.
This last year has seen a fire in the armory of evangelical theology. Though it looked for a time like an explosion was imminent, the fire was finally brought under control. The issue which ignited the blaze was a joint declaration signed in March, 1994, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium.”
Except possibly for not writing home often enough, nothing adds more guilt than failure to evangelize.
What influence should the church have had?
While teaching a course on the Minor Prophets at a Bible school in Tanzania, I discovered a decided difference in my students’ understanding of truth. The discovery began when I assigned each student one book to research and then teach to the class.
It is time to bring the same compelling message of hope to an outwardly prosperous, yet increasingly pessimistic, continent.
Jesus saw trials awaiting human society as a combination of political, cultural, environmental, and religious elements. That’s what we witnessed in Rwanda.
Nine recommendations on how we can use short-term counselors more effectively in providing much-needed therapy to missionaries overseas.