An ongoing discussion of witchcraft, common reactions, and what a Christian response entails.
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by Nik Ripkin Nik Ripkin, with Gregg Lewis, B & H Publishing Group, One Lifeway Plaza, Nashville, TN, 37234, 322 pages, 2012, $14.99. —Reviewed by Patrick Krayer, executive director, Interserve USA. Few of us who grow up in the West and the developed East are equipped to face the horror and scope of evil in . . . read more
Existence | Fear
Affirmation of the existence of witchcraft could generate fear. On the other hand, ignoring things that make a fundamental contribution to the functioning of human societies results in important contexts not being addressed.
by R. York Moore Intervarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL, 60515, 170 pages, 2012, $15.00. —Reviewed by Lynn D. Shmidt, DMiss, former mission practitioner in southern Africa; associate professor at Asbury University. Global justice. Modern-day slavery. Human trafficking. These are some of the hot buttons today that sway the emotions of multitudes of . . . read more
An overview of the evil eye and three gospel-based truths to encourage those who fear it.
by Shawn B. Redford. Pickwick Publications, 199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Eugene, OR 9740, 363 pages, 2012, $42.00. —Reviewed by George F. Pickens, professor of theology and missions at Messiah College. Conventional missiology argues that the missionary movement in Christian history has saved the faith from extinction. If the first Jewish Christians had failed . . . read more
Macro and micro ethical issues of tentmaking, contextualization, and contextual movements among Messianic Jews and Muslims.
by Ross Hastings Intervarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426, 355 pages, 2012, $24.00. —Reviewed by JR Rozko, director of operations & advancement at Missio Alliance. Hastings gets it. The West is a mission field! But he also gets something that seems to lie beyond the gaze or grasp of many who offer . . . read more
The study of rest and Sabbath necessitates not only research for validation, but more importantly, a qualitative approach steeped in experiential learning and practice.
by Kathryn Ann Kraft Regnum Books International, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HR, UK, pp. 142, 2012, $20.00. —Reviewed by Tim Green, who has thirty years’ ministry experience among Muslims and is researching issues of identity faced by believers from a Muslim background. A growing numbers of Muslim people worldwide are . . . read more