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
- Webinar: Four Global Trends Affecting World MissionThu Mar 21 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
- 24: Creating Pathways (and Reducing Barriers) for Women in Organizational Leadership: Seeing Men and Women Flourish as They Work TogetherFri Mar 29 2019, 12:00pm PDT - Sat Mar 30 2019, 12:00pm PDT
- Canadian Mission Leader ConnectionThu Apr 4 2019, 10:00am EDT - 2:00pm EDT
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- Webinar: Jesus in the Secular World #1: Understanding Global SecularizationThu Apr 18 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
David W. Shenk, Herald Press, 2014. —Reviewed by Edwin R. Zehner, lecturer, Ph.D. Program in Asian Studies, Walailak University, Thailand. David Shenk is an author with more than fifty years of experience working as a missionary among Muslims in Somalia, Kenya, the Philippines, and elsewhere. Drawing on the resources of his Mennonite tradition, his pacifism . . . read more
by Gary Corwin Recent events have raised the public profile of a question as old as Islam: “Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?” The news reports and articles generated by the latest focus on the controversial question have run the gamut of historic opinion, but have left many confused. Part of the reason, . . . read more
Bobby Bose, SAIACS Press, 2014. —Reviewed by Timothy L. Eckert, PhD Intercultural Studies, missionary to the FulBe of West Africa. The global situation is increasingly one where cultures and religions are meeting and interacting across the world, particularly in urban centers. Bobby Bose’s tome is a response to the theological challenges Christians increasingly face in . . . read more
The polls are in and the news is bad for the Church in America. Christianity is on the decline, Americans have given up on God, and the “Nones”—those who have no religious ties—are on the rise. It is indeed true that parts of the Christian Church in America are struggling, while a growing number of Americans are far from God.
Alan J. Roxburgh. InterVarsity Press, 2015. —Reviewed by Janet Silverthorne Walker, Pastor, National Wesleyan Church, DC Campus, Washington, DC. Denominations are faced with the ever constant need to determine how their missional mandates will be met. As organizations, they engage their subsidiaries (local churches) as the mechanisms for meeting these mandates. However, organizational structures often . . . read more
Why don’t you share some Christian songs in your language with me?” I asked some musicians on our way home from a worship event. As an ethnodoxologist, I thought the lack of enthusiasm during the event was due to the use of foreign songs. I naively assumed my friends would be thrilled to sing in their heart language.
Jayson Georges. Self-published, 2014. —Reviewed by Rick Kronk, scholar-practitioner, Christar, Inc.; adjunct professor of Missions, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota. Just as people assume the cultural orientation of their context, (so) Christians often assume forms of Christian ministry in which they learn the gospel” (p. 55) are the only correct or valid forms of . . . read more
In this article, I will focus specifically on seven issues that are important to address in the transition to tertiary education in the United States. I focus on the U.S. because the students in the research used for this article studied in the U.S.1 Workers from other home countries may be able to apply these findings to their experience.
David Garrison. Wigtake Resources, 2014. —Reviewed by Larry Vanderaa, missionary for more than forty years in West Africa, currently working among the Muslim Fulani. How about some refreshing news from the Muslim world? This book delivers. David Garrison claims that from the days of Mohammad to 1960, only two movements towards Christ developed in the . . . read more