REGULAR FEATURES A Second Look: From Anywhere to Everywhere — Together! By Gary Corwin Perspectives: Revisiting Ezekiel through the Lens of the Great Commission in North America By Mark Stebbins In the 20/30 Gap: Adventures of an Urban Church Planter: The Gospel in the Concrete Jungle By Sam D. Kim Voices in the Local Church: The . . . read more
- 24: Creating Pathways (and Reducing Barriers) for Women in Organizational Leadership: Seeing Men and Women Flourish as They Work TogetherFri Mar 29 2019, 12:00pm PDT - Sat Mar 30 2019, 12:00pm PDT
- Canadian Mission Leader ConnectionThu Apr 4 2019, 10:00am EDT - 2:00pm EDT
- Peer2Peer - CEOsTue Apr 9 2019, 5:30pm EDT - Thu Apr 11 2019, 4:00pm EDT
- Webinar: Jesus in the Secular World #1: Understanding Global SecularizationThu Apr 18 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
- Webinar: Jesus in the Secular World #2: Responding to Global SecularizationThu Apr 25 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
What do you think is the condition of the Great Commission in North America today? In other words, how is the Lord’s commandment to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel” faring from the North American corner of the globe?
by Michael W. Goheen Intervarsity Press. 2014. —Reviewed by Allison Norton, PhD student, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary. In the past few years, the field of missiology has benefited from several introductory books that attempt to integrate theological reflection and history with contemporary contexts and challenges. Michael Goheen draws heavily from Lesslie Newbigin, . . . read more
“Black Swan” is a term coined by Nassim Taleb (2007), a writer, thinker, and former city trader who deals in the unpredictable and the improbable. For thousands of years, most people believed that all swans were white. All the evidence confirmed it. The discovery of even one black swan confounded the old certainty, but it was easily accepted and explained once it became known.
by Evelyn Hibbert and Richard Hibbert William Carey Library. 2014. —Reviewed by Henry Hyunsuk Kim, associate professor of sociology, Wheaton College. In a world that continues to increase its bidirectional flow of labor and capital, where the intersection of time and space simultaneously shrinks and expands, and the purported Christendom becomes less white and Eurocentric, . . . read more
Buying church buildings, paying pastors, and providing material encouragements to move people to attend services do not make a church. Without sacrificial body life (which takes time to develop), a building (no matter how beautiful) will not be a church. Without proven character (which takes a lot of time to develop), a person (no matter what title he or she receives) will never be a biblical pastor/shepherd. Without faith in God (which takes a lifetime to develop), people who attend weekly preaching services will never develop into mature disciples of the Lord Jesus.
by Jolene Cassellius Erlacher Judson Press. 2014. —Reviewed by Cory Seibel, pastor, Central Baptist Church, Edmonton, Alberta; adjunct instructor, Tabor College School of Adult and Graduate Studies. Many young ministry graduates today can be found working at coffee shops or starting their own businesses. They have often transitioned into these roles after a brief period . . . read more
When an organization decides to develop a business in a country that does not allow missionary visas, it must understand why that business is created.
by Gailyn Van Rheenen, with Anthony Parker 2nd ed. Zondervan. 2014. —Reviewed by Birgit Herppich, with Fuller Theological Seminary and WEC International; former missionary in Ghana. For Gailyn Van Rheenen the major tasks of missions are “planting churches through evangelism, nurturing new Christians to maturity, and training leaders to continue the process” (p. 343). His . . . read more
The key to reaching Asia will be evangelism through local churches adopting methods relevant to Asia.