The Road to Delhi: Bishop Pickett Remembered 1890-1981 is the fruit of Arthur McPhee’s doctoral dissertation at Asbury Theological Seminary.
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Recognition of shame in individualistic cultures such as Spain may be crucial to developing effective strategies for evangelism.
Tentmakers who embrace the idea of a Christian vocation can see themselves as Christian business people.
Since Mutiso Mwema graduated from Bible college nine years ago, he has faithfully served as a pastor of local churches where he was assigned by his denominational leadership. Although a few of his former classmates have been given the opportunity to pursue further studies at other colleges or graduate schools, Mutiso has never had the opportunity to further his education.
The blending of business with mission is as old as Paul’s tentmaking work in New Testament times. However, over the past two hundred years many evangelical missions (and churches) have pushed business ventures to the sidelines.
From the wrenching opening of Chrub’s induction by her mother into life as a Phnom Penh prostitute to the book’s closing vignette in which Sukunthea and her fellow Way of Hope Church members gently encircle the dying Chrub, the reader of The AIDS Crisis is pressed to respond to AIDS in a more radical way, guided by the life journeys of the authors.
Assessing Intercultural Sensitivity
I read with interest Dan Sheffield’s article in the January 2007 EMQ (“Assessing Intercultural Sensitivity in Mission Candidates and Personnel”).
For centuries, cities have been on the receiving end of a disproportionately small part of mission endeavors, but readers of Rodney Stark’s latest book may have to reconsider the wisdom of this imbalance.
I have sometimes joked that like a bowl of fruit, a missiologist is a missionary that has gone bad from spending too much time sitting around tables.
Mosaic books are always a challenge to read and review, unless they have clear integrators—convergence factors for diverse essays. Globalizing Theology reveals these elements as it grapples with the issues of globalizing theology (faces of contextualization) in a new global arena.