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?
- Webinar: Moving Missions Beyond Simple Charity and Short-Term FixesThu Jan 31 2019, 02:00 pm EST - 03:15 pm EST
- Leadership Affirmations for WomenFri Feb 1 2019, 5:00pm EST - Thu Feb 7 2019, 7:00pm EST
- Emerging Leaders TrainingMon Feb 11 2019, 9:00am EST - Fri Feb 15 2019, 12:00pm EST
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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.
Cross-cultural workers today are blessed with many options for children’s education. Each choice has its own advantages and challenges, and there is not one right option.
On Kingdom Business is a compilation of papers presented at a Consultation for Holistic Entrepreneurs.
The idea surfaced while we listened to one of our Zambian students preach in chapel: maybe poverty is one strange way in which this part of the world is blessed.
Mercy, when you work in Zambia, 2002, you sometimes wonder if there aren’t better ways to spend your time.
As a missiologist in the European-continental tradition, qualitative research has always come more naturally to me than quantitative. This bias was reinforced through my anthropological studies that emphasized participant observation over statistics.
As a missionary teacher in a Bible college in Kenya, one of my greatest concerns is “How can God use me to make a lasting difference in my students’ lives?”