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.
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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
I write as a follow up to Gene Daniel’s important contribution on shahada confession, which appeared in the July 2014 issue of EMQ. The author notes that among Christian missionaries “there is disagreement about whether a believer in Christ can, with a clear conscience, say the second half, that Muhammad is his [God’s] messenger.”
A line up of the articles in the October 2015 issue of EMQ.