John Esposito, arguably the most influential non-Muslim American scholar on Islam, at times sounds prophetic. His book The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? (1992) suggests Islam is a threat to the West—particularly America.
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The book makes a valuable contribution by highlighting the involvement of missionaries and national Christians in the demise of colonial powers and the spread of nationalistic independence movements in Asia and Africa.
What is our primary responsibility in a world without Christ, struggling with the poverty, injustice and violence that result from sin?
Few words in the Christian lexicon of the early twenty-first century are as exhilarating as “revival.” The word causes one to think of cleansing fire, fresh wind and Spirit power that resuscitates comatose souls.
While most missionary men and even single missionary women have well-defined roles, the constantly changing roles of married missionary women are often unclear.
Dearborn wrote this interactive workbook to resolve his own question of whether most short-term trips reflect one’s commitment to Christ or personal desire for adventure.
About three years ago, a university lecturer invited me to share the gospel with about a dozen research scholars from China. What was the result of those ten weekly sessions? Zero. Zilch. Nothing.
Whether or not you are an arts enthusiast, if you’re serious about missions and ministry in the twenty-first century, don’t miss this timely and insightful read. A book on the arts that actually gives a biblical perspective is hard to find.
I recently had lunch with a veteran tentmaker missionary whom I shall call “Bill,” who has served twenty years in East Asia. We shared an interest in “creative access” or marketplace missions in the 10/40 Window.
The wide-ranging first chapter develops his thesis in Socratic, dialogical fashion. That thesis is two-fold. First, instead of secularism triumphing in our world, the human religious spirit has boldly emerged in a “worldwide Christian resurgence.”