Over the last twenty years one of the great privileges of my life has been the many opportunities I have had to meet Arab Christians in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine.
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“Online outreach is an innovative response to today’s high-tech world. It is possible to evangelize one billion people through this medium.”
—Tetsunao Yamamori, International Director, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization
Few topics have more coverage on the Web than HIV/AIDS. A Google search results in nearly ninety million hits. Having been a major world concern for years, AIDS finally seems to be gaining broad attention by evangelical Christians worldwide.
Are We Really about Church Planting? Several quotes caught my attention in Larry Sharp’s article “Are We Really about Church Planting?” (July 2005). Twice he mentions the “end-in-view” church planting model/strategy; once he notes: “If church planting becomes the work of national believers, missionaries don’t have to pass a baton; the baton is in national hands from the beginning.”
Back in the early 1990s when I read through David Bosch’s
Transforming Mission—not at one sitting, the book is too large for that—my overwhelming impression was of the work’s encyclopedic character.
There is confusion today between process and purpose. That which is a common phase in the conversion of individuals is being made by many into an ultimate objective or strategy. It’s called insider movements.
Eckhard Schnabel has written the most detailed and comprehensive history within the last one hundred years of the Christian missionary movement in the first century AD.
At a recent conference of Christian organizations, my roommate told me of a donor retreat his agency had just sponsored where the two-day cost, including golf, was $50,000. It reminded me of a conversation I had recently had with someone I met at an Urbana missions convention.
In what ways might Christianity and Hinduism properly engage one another? What does true and dynamic faith and worship look like in India?
The dowry is going the way of many other important cultural practices in Africa —down the hill of eroding values. The going rate for an educated wife in Kenya today could be as much as a Mitsubishi Pajero.