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
- Webinar: Spiritual Direction: A Growing Practice in Missions and Member CareThu Aug 22 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
- Webinar: Stewardship of Short-Term Missions with an Emphasis on DiscipleshipThu Aug 29 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
- Webinar: Preventative Care for Third Culture KidsThu Sep 12 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
- LeaderSHIFTs: Pursuing a Culture of Shared Leadership between Men and WomenMon Sep 16 2019, 12:00pm EDT - Tue Sep 17 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- Mission Leaders Conference 2019Thu Sep 19 2019, 2:00pm EDT - Sat Sep 21 2019, 12:00pm EDT
“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.
by Mark Branson and Nicholas Warnes, eds. Intervarsity Press. 2014. —Reviewed by Ty Grigg, co-pastor, Life on the Vine, Long Grove, Illinois. There are a prodigious amount of books, conferences, networks, and assessments offering their services to aspiring church planters. Starting new churches is imagined as transactional: providing religious goods and services to prospective spiritual consumers. . . . read more
In this article, I look at the God-given role identity of New Covenant priest. I delineate what aspects of following Jesus are particularly priestly and recommend how this can be applied in our workplaces.