God’s word must be big in me, with a heavy bearing on my discipleship and mission as a Christ-follower.
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I call the church planting method that we use the Not-So-Good method because it does not require an outstanding missionary, outstanding local leaders, or wonderful converts. Rather, anyone, even not-so-good missionaries, can use this.
by Knut H. Hoyland and Jakob W. Nielsen, eds. Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies, P.O. Box 46, Jerusalem 91000, Israel, 244 pages, 2013, $25.00. —Reviewed by Jennifer Rosner, an adjunct professor of theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, whose scholarship focuses on contemporary trends in Jewish-Christian relations. Chosen to Follow: Jewish Believers Through History . . . read more
When Christians are targeted for destruction for righteousness’ sake by an unjust state apparatus (e.g., Rome in the second century, or the Kachin of Myanmar/Burma in the twenty-first century), the option of self-defense may or may not be chosen, but it ought to be considered.
by J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu Wipf & Stock Publishers, 199 West 8th Avenue, Suite 3, Eugene, OR, 97401, pp. 232, 2013, $26.00. —Reviewed by Edwin Zehner, chair of PhD Program in Asian Studies at Walailak University. The spread of Christianity in Africa has been accompanied by the spread of ministry styles emphasizing an expectation of supernatural . . . read more
Memorization may very well provide a significant tool for discipleship; one that missionaries have not utilized very well.
by Paul H. De Neui, ed. William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth Street, Pasadena, CA 91104, 229 pages, 2013, $17.99. —Reviewed by Michael Lee, an ordained minister, and PhD candidate (ICS) and teaching fellow at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Discussions on contextualization, partnership, and local empowerment are well-worn paths in contemporary missiological discourse. However, in . . . read more
Six principles for discerning God’s direction drawn from Acts 15.
by Jacques A. Blocher and Jacques Blandenier, translated by Michael Park. William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth Street, Pasadena, CA 91104, 754 pages, 2013, $49.95. —Reviewed by Ed Smither, associate professor of intercultural studies at Columbia International University. Through the capable work of translator Michael Parker, English-speaking students of mission history now possess this thorough, . . . read more
Framing the gospel message in a way that makes sense to a Japanese audience is critical in communicating Christ in Japan.