In the middle of her book, Waging Peace on Islam, Christine A. Mallouhi challenges evangelical Christians with this question, “How can we continually paint Muslims as hostile spiritual enemies with whom we are engaged in the greatest battle of our century, and then be willing to go to our Muslim neighbours and share Christ’s love with them?” (p. 178).
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Conforming to a Culture. The October 2002 issue of EMQ included the article, “A Testimony for Missions,” by Richard Smith. The article included these statements, “…fall in love with the local culture…identify with its institutions and traditions…” “He is here because he is deeply attached to our nation and what comes with it…He has tried hard to be one of us…”
Since 9/11, Islam has dominated the news and interest of the world. The war on terror has only increased the world’s awareness of the Middle East and the religion associated with that region.
Theology divides, evangelism unites.” So goes the mantra of too many. Oh, there is a kernel of truth in what they say: too much majoring on minor issues can be divisive.
Christians who are involved in the cross-cultural communication of the faith to nonbelievers have a particular problem with war.
Acts records many instances of persecution among early believing communities. However, the record is clear. Believing communities existed.
Currently, article after article and book after book refer to the poor? But seldom is the word poor carefully defined.
Globalization is a term that evokes passionate feelings. Conflicting convictions about the effect of globalization have surfaced in missions too, particularly concerning how the Western world church is to partner with the surging missionary force from the majority world.
When journalist Lee Strobel first met a shy and soft-spoken Leo Carter, he was a seventeen-year-old veteran of Chicago’s grittiest neighborbood. His testimony had put three killers in prison and he still carried a .38-caliber slug in his skull—the grisly reminder of a horrific saga.
With the dawn of the new millennium missionaries from all over the globe have set their sights on the sons of Ishmael. Islam is Christianity’s only serious competitor as the fastest growing religion in the world and has drawn the attention of savvy cross-cultural missionaries.