Three reasons that missionaries (both expatriates and nationals) in predominantly oral cultures should actively incorporate the use of traditional proverbs in their ministry.
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Someone dropped the “W” from wholism. Those ministering in development-related work now find a new word in their vocabulary: “holism.” What motivated this change? What does it mean for those in development-related work?
The Mulla was walking down the village street deep in thought, when some urchins began to throw stones at him. He was taken by surprise, and besides he was not a big man.
This fascinating biography of A. T. Pierson reveals a man who melded action and reflection in ministry long before it had become a watchword for evangelical social action.
There’s no getting around it—I am a WASP (White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant). No matter how hard I might try to identify myself with another culture, which all missionaries are supposed to do, I am still a WASP.
The eleven essays in this volume review Christian missions in the twentieth century, though a few look back further, while others survey present trends.
By the second half of the twentieth century, missiologists had recognized the inaccuracy of the colonialist assumption, “West is best” and replaced it with the culturally sensitive assumption that “Indigenous is best.” In a culturally complex and changing twenty-first century world, isn’t it time to challenge the simplicity of both?
How are North American women to move beyond perseverance in cross-cultural work to creativity, satisfaction and effectiveness?
I would like to suggest that as we work to improve the quality of our training, we must address an additional important aspect: the qualities and qualifications of the people who are going through this training process.
Thirty years ago “mental health” and “missions” in the same sentence may have seemed an uncomfortable fit. Today most believers value what Christian mental health professionals contribute to the cause of missions.