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.
AS A TEACHER, privileged to work among indigenous people for almost forty years, I am uneasy with a recent trend in teaching curriculum for tribal people. I refer to the issue of orality, which welcomed in a fresh view for biblical training among traditional groups.
IDEAS ABOUT AND METHODS FOR mobilizing missionaries abound, but Western culture is changing rapidly, and these ideas and methods need to be re-evaluated and modified periodically. Paula Harris, acting director for the Urbana Missions Conference in the early 2000s, wrote, “United States culture is changing fast, and we need new missionary recruitment methods” (2002, 44).