by Jackson Wu How might we craft stories from an honor-shame perspective in order to challenge cultural values that are contrary to the gospel?1 Since honor and shame are important elements of all cultures, this question is relevant for every context. Below I offer a few initial suggestions that will hopefully contribute to a more . . . read more
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by Gary Corwin It has been my privilege for the last five years to be part of the leadership team for a network known as Bridging the Divide (BtD). Its purpose is to be a forum for scholars, practitioners, and church leaders committed to the proposition that Muslims should have the best possible opportunities to . . . read more
by Pauline Hoggarth, Fergus Macdonald, Bill Mitchell, and Knud Jorgensen, editors Regnum Books International —Reviewed by Marcus Dean, associate professor and chair, Department of Intercultural Studies, Houghton College; former missionary in Colombia and Puerto Rico BIBLE IN MISSION WAS COMPILED as a follow up to Edinburgh 2010. This collection of papers connects the Bible to . . . read more
As I reflect on pastoring a church cross-culturally, I realize that the biggest lesson came in understanding that living in another culture is not the same as leading in another culture.
by Lowell Bliss William Carey Library —Reviewed by Brian Webb, sustainability coordinator, Houghton College; former director, short-term missions, New Mission Systems International ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES REPRESENT some of the greatest challenges facing the global mission movement in the twenty-first century. Widespread pollution, depleted natural resources, changing weather conditions, and population pressures (among many others) all impact the . . . read more
Although the Church has made great strides in developing a multitude of effective mission strategies for engaging Muslim people around the world, there has been relatively little work done in relation to the Muslim diaspora living in the West. The same strategies and methods used in the Muslim world are not relevant in a Western setting for a number of reasons.
by Jonathan J. Bonk, ed., Dwight P. Baker, J. Nelson Jennings, Jin Bong Kim, and Steve Sang-Cheol Moon, associate editors OMSC Publications —Reviewed by Robert L. Gallagher, associate professor of intercultural studies, Department of Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College Graduate School THIS 28-CHAPTER VOLUME offers papers and responses, as well as Bible and case studies, given at . . . read more
The demand and curiosity about English has increased among all generations. In many instances, this creates a chance for English-speaking missionaries to serve within the framework of tentmakers, camp counselors, business people, or teachers. Through their work and witness, they have an opportunity to expose unbelievers to the gospel and bring people to the saving knowledge of Christ.
by Daniel K. Darko and Beth Snodderly, editors William Carey International University Press —Reviewed by David R. Dunaetz, Azusa Pacific University; Claremont Graduate University; former church planter in France THIS IS A COLLECTION OF academic articles, all relating to missions or evangelism, and all written from an evangelical perspective. The majority of these articles appeared . . . read more
I have found that there are a number of assumptions that Westerners need to re-think in order to effectively build relationships in less individualistic cultures. These seven reminders are based on both personal experiences and conversations with many in group-oriented cultures.