Beyond protection, we must create space to grow, flourish and develop.” With this premise, John Fawcett thoughtfully develops field research findings taken from research conducted among World Vision personnel.
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What does it mean to be an effective educator in a cross-cultural context? While several books have been written on contextualization and cultural values, very little has been written on the specific application of these ideas to the realm of teaching and learning.
The editor compares this work of Ramabai with Alexis Tocqueville’s classic Democracy in America (13).
Finding a contemporary, comprehensive, general introductory text on world missions that speaks directly to today’s generation of potential Christian workers is difficult. Moreau, Corwin and McGee, three missions scholars representing the academic, editorial and mission agency worlds, have collaborated to make that task much easier.
Since Garrison published his booklet, Church Planting Movements, in 2000, missionaries have been longing for more information. If readers only expected an expanded version of the booklet, they will be disappointed.
The number and quality of contextualization resources on the Web is constantly growing. Here we concentrate on the element of contextualization most frequently discussed: theology.
Ana Silvia got the shock of her life. After five years of teaching the deaf, the young school principal almost lost hope when she discovered her students had made little progress.
When I asked missionary colleagues, “What would cause a missionary to be tempted not to be totally honest and transparent?”, two main answers surfaced.
Short-term missions has moved from being part of a larger missions vision and instead has become the primary goal of many missions programs. What was once a preparation step for long-term service has become the final destination.
There is a need for more objective criteria to assess when contextualization has crossed the line into syncretism.