by Don Little Intervarsity Press Academic, 2015. —Reviewed by Roy Oksnevad, director of Muslim Ministries, Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. The body of Christian literature on Islam is growing and developing. Much of this is focused around evangelism, church-planting strategies, contextualization, and conversion theory. There is a dearth of literature that deals with post-conversion issues . . . read more
- Webinar: An Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Cross-Cultural RiskThu May 26 2022, 12:00pm EDT
- Pocket Guide to Being a Missions Pastor: 5 Things Every Missions Pastor Needs to KnowWed Jun 1 2022, 01:00pm EDT
- From Harlem to the World - the Local Church Mobilized for Global MissionsWed Aug 3 2022, 01:00pm EDT
- Innovation Leaders DiscussionMon Aug 8 2022, 01:00pm EDT
- Peer 2 Peer for Communications and Marketing Staff: Communications and the Mission of God: Aligning organizational communications with God's purposesThu Aug 18 2022, 01:00pm EDT
by John Bailey WestBow Press, 2015. —Reviewed by Bob Bagley, Africa Area director, Global Partners, the missions division of the Wesleyan Church. The first thing I did after reading John Bailey’s book was to order a dozen copies to give to churches that partner with our work in Africa. It is unfortunate that his book . . . read more
by Gary Corwin EVERY UNDERTAKING IMAGINABLE entails risk. Risk is everywhere, but it’s not all the same: Some is avoidable; some is not. Some is necessary, even if it is avoidable. Some is worthy; some is not. Jesus speaks forthrightly about the risk that comes with following him: “You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, . . . read more
by Alexis Kenny Paul Bechtold Library Publications, 2015. —Reviewed by Ken Wiggers, retired from HR Administration and Management Training, Wycliffe Bible Translators. Some of the best ‘help’ literature grows out of encountering challenges. This is the case of Alexis Kenny’s handbook, Married in Mission. Upon returning to the U.S. from a very ‘intense’ 13-month, cross-cultural . . . read more
SINCE THE MID-1990s when the term was first coined at a missions conference, “Business as Mission” (BAM) has gained wide acceptance in mission circles and generated much excitement as the new paradigm of missions for the twenty-first century.
by Jackson Wu William Carey Library, 2015, $19.99. —Reviewed by Nathan Hart, pastor, Stanwich Church in Greenwich, Connecticut; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary. I grew up in the American Midwest, in a small town where most people spoke English with the same accent. I didn’t think we spoke with an accent. I thought Southerners and Long Islanders . . . read more
MY PURPOSE IN WRITING THIS ARTICLE is to assist both translators and non-translators in understanding the proper and traditional application of meaning-based translation principles to the translation of ‘Son of God’ and ‘God the Father.’
by Rebecca Kim Oxford University Press, 2015. —Reviewed by Pam Arlund, director of training, All Nations Family, Kansas City, MO. Missions “from everywhere to everywhere” is a common catch phrase in missions today, yet little is empirically known about missions from the Global South to the rest of the world. Rebecca Kim does an excellent . . . read more
THE WORLD IS OVERRUN with technology!” When it comes to missions, is that good or bad, helpful or harmful, God-ordained or devil-inspired? My goal in this article is to help us answer three important questions: What is technology? What do God and the Bible say about technology? and In the case of missions, is technology culturally neutral—why or why not?
In this section, we honor seventeen individuals for their faithfulness in ministry.