Bruce Riley Ashford, editor. B&H Academic, 127 Ninth Avenue North, MSN 114 Nashville, TN 37234, 2011, 352 pages, $25.99. —Reviewed by William Taylor, senior mentor, WEA Mission Commission; president, TaylorGlobalConsult. I am indebted to Bruce Ashford and his team of writers for a substantive, coherent, biblical, and creative approach to the theology and practice of . . . read more
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As technology has advanced, the age of being able to have separate identities at home and on the field has ended. Missionaries now need to know how to serve with one life story.
Every mission society seems to have its own stable of unsung heroes — one of those is Walter Gowans.
by Bradley A. Coon Overseas Burmese Christian Fellowship of Boston Two major events took place on February 6, 2012, at Tabernacle Church in Salem, Massachusetts. First, mission leaders, historians, and students gathered to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the commissioning of the first ordained North American missionaries. Second, those in attendance witnessed the . . . read more
Mark Long insists that the question as to whether proclamation or social action is more important needs to be set aside once and for all. Raphael Anzenberger, Christopher L. Heuertz, Bryant L. Myers, and Rose Dowsett respond.
by Audra Grace Shelby Chosen Books, 11400 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55438, 2011, 238 pages, $13.99. —Reviewed by Joy Loewen, missionary with Pioneers; author, Woman to Woman, Sharing Jesus with a Muslim Friend. Audra Shelby pulls the reader in on her adventure as a new missionary wife and mother for the first three years . . . read more
by Raphaël Anzenberger Educators say that there are no “bad” questions, just questions. Asking questions is how students grow in wisdom and understanding. If educators are right, then the question Which has priority—proclamation or social action? is not a bad one. It reveals a point of tension that needs to be dealt with. Simply getting . . . read more
by Rose Dowsett, editor William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA, 91104, 2011, 277 pages, $17.99. —Reviewed by Craig Ott, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. What do you get when you bring together thirty-three authors from nineteen nations to write thirty-one chapters on one of the most controversial subjects in missions today—contextualization? . . . read more
by Christopher L. Heuertz Many of my friends enslaved in the commercial sex industry have legitimate reasons to question the possibility of a good God. Many of my friends in poverty pray prayers that go unanswered. Many of my Muslim and Hindu friends have sacrificed more for their faith than a lot of sincere, earnest . . . read more
by A. Scott Moreau and Beth Snodderly, eds. William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth Street, Pasadena, CA 91104, 2011, 391 pages, $14.99. —Reviewed by John E. Chung, minister of missions, Park Street Church, Boston, Massachusetts. As the world increasingly globalizes, mission agencies and teams have grown more international, drawing missionaries from a more diverse and . . . read more