As levels of restrictions on Christians increased, God gave wisdom to continue being a strong witness. Three factors played a significant role.
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How do I determine what God’s purpose is for my generation? What is my generation’s relationship to the work of Christ? The clues to answer these questions may be found by looking at a group that missed God’s purpose.
To help new church planters avoid potential pitfalls, Vajko addresses ten major errors which can occur when planting churches.
William Carey International University Press, 1539 E. Howard Street, Pasadena, CA 91104, 2011, 178 pages, $9.55. —Reviewed by Marcus W. Dean, associate professor and chair, Department of Intercultural Studies, Houghton College; former missionary in Colombia and Puerto Rico. I am always looking for more ideas for teaching students about cultures and how to serve meaningfully . . . read more
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
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.