The C-Spectrum has been used widely in mission circles and literature over the past fifteen years to differentiate various types of Christ-centered communities (biblical ekklesiae) found in the Muslim world.
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by Dwight P. Baker and Robert J. Priest, eds. William Carey Library. 2014. —Reviewed by Susan Greener, associate professor, Intercultural Studies, Wheaton Graduate School. The issue of families in missions has attracted debate for over two centuries. Is it better to be single on the mission field so as not to be distracted by family . . . read more
While significant progress has been made in evangelical missiology on general contextualization, and much debate has swirled around the degree to which a Muslim-background believer can remain an “insider,” less attention has been placed on workers’ practices—and the connection to their view of Islam. Hence, in this article we seek to augment the overall dialogue by focusing on the worker.
by Scott A. Bessenecker Intervarsity Press, 2014. —Reviewed by Joel Rainey, PhD, strategist for engagement, Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network; professor of ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In a book that will be a shock to the system of many Western mission agencies, Scott Bessenecker describes “the end of world missions as we know it” (p. 20) . . . read more
To help clarify, challenge, and encourage church leaders (and their churches) towards missional effectiveness, it may be helpful to consider three modes of mission as embodied by the Petrine Mission (1 Peter 2:9–12), the Johannine Mission (John 20:21), and the Pauline Mission (the life of Paul).
by Harvey C. Kwiyani Orbis Books. 2014. —Reviewed by Ezekiel O. Ajani, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Immigration continues to generate debates in the U.S. The 1965 Immigration Act and subsequent reforms have enabled millions of immigrants to relocate to the U.S. Many of these are Christians from Africa. What do Christians in the West think . . . read more
I want to share three things I have had to consider when communicating with my Japanese friends.
by Ryan Shaw Intervarsity Press, 2014. —Reviewed by Benjamin D. Espinoza, community life pastor, Covenant Church, Bowling Green, Ohio. While missiologists have spilled loads of ink describing effective mission strategies, few have tackled the issue of spiritually forming disciples for the task of spreading the gospel. If we understand the Great Commission to be both . . . read more
Christians are charged with taking the gospel to all nations, and therefore inevitably work in cross-cultural situations. But the current prominence of English as an international language creates potential problems in our approaches to missions and to communicating the gospel.
by Jonathan K. Dodson Zondervan. 2014. —Reviewed by Michael Hakmin Lee, adjunct professor, Intercultural Studies, Lincoln Christian University. According to a survey conducted by Lifeway Research in 2010, seventy-six percent of urbanites in the greater Austin area, where Pastor Jonathan Dodson’s church is, did not regard Jesus Christ as Savior. This book assesses why . . . read more