From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a cross cultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God’s people crossing cultures in pursuit of God’s mission. Biblical texts shed light on mission dynamics: Sarah and Hagar functioning in an honor-shame culture, Moses as a multicultural leader, Ruth as a cross cultural conversion, David and Uriah illustrating power distance, the queen of Sheba as an international truth-seeker, Daniel as a transnational student, Paul in Athens as a model of contextualization, and much more. This webinar is based on Marv’s new book, Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice, an effective new resource to use in training workers for cross cultural ministries.
Dr. Marvin J. Newell is Senior Vice President of Missio Nexus. Previously he served as a missionary to Indonesia, a mission administrator, a professor of missions, and director of a missions association. He is the author of several mission related books: A Martyr’s Grace; Commissioned: What Jesus Wants You to Know as You Go; Expect Great Things: Mission Quotes that Inform and Inspire, and Crossing Cultures in Scriptures: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice. He also teaches leadership and mission classes at Moody Theological Seminary and Western Seminary as adjunct professor.
(webinar originally presented October 20, 2016)