by Stanley H. Skreslet Orbis Books, P. O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302, 2012, 243 pages, $30.00. —Reviewed by David R. Dunaetz, assistant professor of organizational psychology, Azusa Pacific University; former church planter in France. Stanley Skreslet, dean of faculty at Union Presbyterian Seminary and former missionary to Egypt, has successfully created a new type . . . read more
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The Bad Question of Proclamation vs. Social Action: A Symposium
I read with interest the article, “The Bad Question of Proclamation vs. Social Action: A Symposium” (July 2012), but there still seems to be a lack of clarification and some important issues were not addressed.
by Dwight J. Zscheile, editor William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2140 Oak Industrial Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, 216 pages, 2012, $30.00. —Reviewed by Lee Beach, assistant professor of Christian Ministry, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. There can be a potential tension in Christian spirituality between the ideas of “being” and “doing”. On one . . . read more
Events of the last few years have raised serious questions about the adequacy and accuracy of assumptions about how mission agencies and churches relate, and what is necessary to correct shortcomings in existing patterns.
by Jeffrey P. Greenman and Gene L. Green, editors IVP Academic, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, 267 pages, 2012, $26.00. —Reviewed by Marvin J. Newell, senior vice president, Missio Nexus. It is noteworthy and refreshing to see more and more newly released mission-related books intentionally inclusive of global voices. This is another and . . . read more
Rule of Law emphasizes truth; patronage emphasizes grace. Only through a balance between the two can the life of Christ be modeled for emerging leaders in our care.
by Elijah J. F. Kim Wipf & Stock, 199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Eugene, OR 97401, 524 pages, 2012, $58.00. —Reviewed by Diane Stinton, dean of students and associate professor of Missions, Regent College; associate professor of Theology, Africa International University (NEGST), Kenya. Not every book on global Christianity emerges from a clear sense . . . read more
Why we should use local proverbs in ministry and ways that they can be effectively utilized.
by Doug Priest and Stephen Burris, eds. Wipf & Stock, 199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Eugene, OR 97401, 292 pages, 2012, $32.00. —Reviewed by Stan May, PhD, former missionary and mission professor; pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Olive Branch, Missouri; president, Chronological Bible Teaching Ministries. How does anyone write about the complexities of reaching the . . . read more
As mediators of the gospel, we need to critically assess syncretistic/contextual questions in the Church.