In this article, I want to give a brief introduction to post-postmodern missiology by answering two questions: Why do we need a post-postmodern missiology? and What is it?
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Many pastors and missionaries are crossing the globe, teaching, encouraging, and resourcing with good intentions, but questionable effectiveness. Other church-planting catalysts, especially those who work within a denominational framework, manage systems like assessment, church-planter boot camp, financial support, coaching, and others. They try to maintain some church-planting momentum, but rarely achieve movement.
It is obvious that the present contexts in India are different from that of a century, or even a few decades, ago. Despite the increasing magnitude of voluminous challenges, God’s mission continues to penetrate. The praxis of mission requires intelligent discernment of the signs of the times and a faithful reading of the contextual realities.
Chaos reigned at Cairo’s Tahirir Square first in January 2011 against President Mubarak then again on January 25, 2013, when demonstrators took to the streets demanding the government step down. Confronting them were those supporting the Muslim Brotherhood believing that Mr. Morsi had been elected democratically and fairly.
One of the engaging features of the Global Leadership Summit lies in the ability of a diverse group of speakers to tell stories that capture the audience’s attention, convey the speakers’ understanding of their subject, and build rapport with audience members.
We all love a good story. In 2012, moviegoers worldwide spent the equivalent of US$62.4 billion at the box office. Something happens when a story is told. Stories move us emotionally and move us into action. There is power in a good story, and in the wake of post-modernism the power of storytelling is needed today like never before.
A woman in the small group that I led couldn’t wait to tell her hyperactive four-year-old nephew about Samson’s strength. She had just learned the Bible story and began telling it before she remembered the ending. Her nephew was just recovering from a very serious eye injury, but the woman skidded right into the conclusion, including how Samson had his eyes gouged out.
Michael J. Gorman. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. —Reviewed by Ezekiel O. Ajani, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. Go on in the work where to God has called you, and He will do all things well. I hope our preachers preach and live the gospel—I am.” These were the words of . . . read more
Paul H. De Neui, editor. William Carey Library Press, 2015. —Reviewed by Larry Poston, professor of Religion, Nyack College. In this newest addition to the SEANET series, Paul de Neui collects the thinking of a variety of missionary practitioners into a potpourri of thought regarding contextualization of the gospel message and the institutional Church in . . . read more
G. Wright Doyle, editor. Pickwick Publications, 2015. —Reviewed by P. Mary Ho, executive director, All Nations Family, Kansas City, Missouri. Mission history proves again that there are not too many new lessons under the sun, even in a country as diametrically confounding as China. This biographical compilation of nine pioneers chronicles what historian Kenneth Latourette . . . read more