by Solomon Aryeetey Sebi tafratse (with all due respects): A Word to the West from the Rest These are indeed very interesting times! Sometimes, I cannot help but incredulously ask, “What is happening in our world these days?!” It seems like the whole world is going through a grand seizure which refuses to end. First, . . . read more
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While the Church’s historic engagement in justice issues is well documented, there is a sense in which a renewed commitment to the missiological integration of justice and evangelism is drastically needed to uncover a contextualizable way forward.
When you have been doing something for almost twenty years, you had better be able to change with the times. If you aren’t, get out of the way because you are certain to get run over and left behind.
Only when we understand the spiritual foundation of our fellowship with God and one another will we find the motivation and encouragement to work through the challenges of partnering.
by Edward L. Smither Pickwick Publications (imprint of Wipf & Stock), 199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Eugene, OR 97401, 2012, 272 pages, $24.80. —Reviewed by Dave Broucek, international ministries director, South America Mission. Ed Smither’s work represents a mature evangelical description of Latin American missionary efforts. Earlier narratives of missions from south of the . . . read more
by J.R. Woodward InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426, 2012, 256 pages, $25.00. —Reviewed by Jonathan K. Dodson (MDiv, ThM), pastor and apostolic leader, Austin, Texas. As the volume of missional church literature increases, a segment of North America has grasped the apostolic impulse of the Church. Yet as books on mission . . . read more
In “Searching for the Indigenous Method” (October 2012), Kyle Faircloth criticizes what he describes as “the strategy for Church Planting Movements (CPM).” Unfortunately,
by David R. Dunaetz Martel Press, 142 Principia Ct., Claremont, CA 91711, 150 pages, 2012, nprice. —Reviewed by Edward Smither, professor, Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University; author, Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World. Should we read history missiologically, and can that historical reflection help mission practice today? David Dunaetz attempts to answer yes to . . . read more
Who, for example, would tend to be better positioned to shine in cross-cultural communication, Ms./Mr. straight-laced introvert, or Ms./Mr. personality?
by David Feddes Christian Leaders Press, Monee, IL 60449, 294 pages, 2012, $19.95. —Reviewed by Robert S. Covolo, Center for Advanced Theological Studies, Fuller Seminary. The Christian faith in the West has found itself in the strange position of seeking to bring the gospel to the very culture it helped create. With this dynamic in . . . read more