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Understanding Christian Mission

Understanding Christian Mission

Participation in Suffering and Glory

  • Author: Scott W. Sunquist
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 9780801098413
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 464
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This comprehensive introduction helps students, pastors, and mission committees understand contemporary Christian mission historically, biblically, and theologically. Scott Sunquist, a respected scholar and teacher of world Christianity, recovers missiological thinking from the early church for the twenty-first century. He traces the mission of the church throughout history in order to address the global church and offers a constructive theology and practice for missionary work today. Sunquist views spirituality as the foundation for all mission involvement, for mission practice springs from spiritual formation. He highlights the Holy Spirit in the work of mission and emphasizes its trinitarian nature. Sunquist explores mission from a primarily theological--rather than sociological--perspective, showing that the whole of Christian theology depends on and feeds into mission. Throughout the book, he presents Christian mission as our participation in the suffering and glory of Jesus Christ for the redemption of the nations.

Paul's Understanding of the Church's Mission

Paul's Understanding of the Church's Mission

Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Christian Communities to Evangelize?

  • Author: Robert L. Plummer
  • Publisher: OCMS
  • ISBN: 9781842273333
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
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Did Paul expect his churches to engage in evangelistic activity which mirrored his own? Or have modern readers of the Bible wrongly projected Paul's apostolic passion upon the communities that he founded? Such is the charge of several recent authors, and if their thesis is correct nothing could have larger implications for how the modern church engages in mission. In this book, Robert L. Plummer engages in a careful study of Paul's letters to determine if the apostle expected the communities to which he wrote to engage in outward-directed missionary activity. Plummer helpfully summarizes the discussion to date on the debated issue, judiciously handles contested texts, and provides a way forward in addressing this critical question. While admitting that Paul rarely explicitly commands the communities he founded to evangelize, Plummer amasses significant incidental data to provide a convincing case that Paul did indeed expect his churches to engage in outward-directed missionary activity. Throughout the study, Plummer progressively builds a theological basis for the church's mission that is both compelling and distinctively Pauline.

Western Christians in Global Mission

Western Christians in Global Mission

What's the Role of the North American Church?

  • Author: Paul Borthwick
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830866052
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit Winner (Missions/Global Affairs) 2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Global Outreach) The world has changed. A century ago, Christianity was still primarily centered in North America and Europe. By the dawn of the twenty-first century, Christianity had become a truly global faith, with Christians in Asia, Africa and Latin America outpacing those in the rest of the world. There are now more Christians in China than in all of Europe, more Pentecostals in Brazil than in the United States, and more Anglicans in Kenya than in Great Britain, Canada and the United States combined. Countries that were once destinations for western missionaries are now sending their own missionaries to North America. Given these changes, some think the day of the Western missionary is over. Some are wary that American mission efforts may perpetuate an imperialistic colonialism. Some say that global outreach is best left to indigenous leaders. Others simply feel that resources should be focused on the home front. Is there an ongoing role for the North American church in global mission? Missions specialist Paul Borthwick brings an urgent report on how the Western church can best continue in global mission. He provides a current analysis of the state of the world and how Majority World leaders perceive North American Christians' place. Borthwick offers concrete advice for how Western Christians can be involved without being paternalistic or creating dependency. Using their human and material resources with wise and strategic stewardship, North Americans can join forces with the Majority World in new, interdependent ways to answer God s call to global involvement. In this critical age, the global body of Christ needs one another more than ever. Discover how the Western church can contribute to a new era of mission marked by mutuality, reciprocity and humility.

Christian Mission

Christian Mission

How Christianity Became a World Religion

  • Author: Dana Lee Robert
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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The Gospels record that Christ commanded his disciples to "go forth and teach all nations." Thus began the history of Christian mission, a phenomenon which brought about massive shifts in the nature and practice of Christianity, and one that many say reflects the single most important movement of intercultural encounter over a sustained period of human history. To understand Christianity as a global movement, therefore, it is essential to study the role of mission - defined as the transmission of the Gospel across cultures. Erudite and enlightening, this brief book explores the 2,000 years of mission history, covering topics such as the meaning of the missionary through history, gender and missions, and missions in culture and politics. Given that in the twenty-first century, Christianity is now largely practiced outside the West, "Christian Mission" is an inspirational and invaluable resource to broaden our understanding of the nature of Christianity as a truly multicultural world religion.

Christianity Encountering World Religions (Encountering Mission)

Christianity Encountering World Religions (Encountering Mission)

The Practice of Mission in the Twenty-first Century

  • Author: Terry C. Muck,Frances S. Adeney
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441205268
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 408
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The current religious climate poses unique challenges to those engaged in mission. Thus the authors of this book propose a new, yet very biblical, model for interacting with people of other faiths. They term this model giftive mission, as it is based on the metaphor of free gift. We bear the greatest gift possible--the gospel message. Adopting this perspective not only has the potential for greater missionary success but also enables us to more closely imitate God's gracious activity in the world. The core of the book explores eleven practices that characterize giftive mission. Each practice is illustrated through the story of a figure from mission history who embodied that practice. Further discussion shows how to incorporate these practices in specific mission settings.

From Mass to Mission: Understanding the Mass and Its Significance for Our Christian Life

From Mass to Mission: Understanding the Mass and Its Significance for Our Christian Life

  • Author: Trish Sullivan Vanni
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1618331868
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 48
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This resource explores the parts of the Mass in a deeper way, helping adults to better appreciate the meaning of the prayers, responses, acclamations, gestures, signs, and symbols. From Mass to Mission will inspire you to be more actively and consciously involved in the Mass and in the world as Christ’s disciples. This booklet can be used by individuals, members of worship commissions, liturgical ministers, or in adult faith formation sessions. An accompanying leader’s guide is available.

Christian Mission in the Modern World

Christian Mission in the Modern World

  • Author: John Stott,Christopher J H Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • ISBN: 1783595221
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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Jesus sends us into the world just as God the Father sent him - and yet Christians continue to disagree on what this involves. Some believe that the focus of Christian mission is evangelizing and 'saving souls'. Others emphasize global justice issues or relief and development work. Is either view correct on its own? John Stott's classic volume, first published forty years ago, presents an enduring view of Christian mission that is just as needed today. Newly updated and expanded by Christopher J. H. Wright, Christian Mission in the Modern World provides a biblically based approach to mission that addresses both spiritual and physical needs. With his trademark clarity and conviction, Stott illuminates how the Great Commission itself not only assumes the proclamation that makes disciples, but also teaches obedience to the Great Commandment of love and service. Wright has expertly updated the original book and demonstrates the continuing relevance of Stott's prescient thinking. This balanced approach to mission encourages current and future Christians to embrace an unconflicted and holistic model of ministry.

Mission in the Spirit

Mission in the Spirit

Towards a Pentecostal/Charismatic Theology

  • Author: Julie C. Ma,Wonsuk Ma
  • Publisher: OCMS
  • ISBN: 9781870345842
  • Category: Pentecostalism
  • Page: 312
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Understanding Folk Religion

Understanding Folk Religion

A Christian Response to Popular Beliefs and Practices

  • Author: Paul G. Hiebert,R. Daniel Shaw
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1585584525
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 414
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Provides a model for examining the beliefs folk religions around the world and suggests biblical principles missionaries can use to deal with them.

Invitation to World Missions

Invitation to World Missions

A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-first Century

  • Author: Timothy C. Tennent
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic
  • ISBN: 0825438837
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 559
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A primary resource introducing missions for the passionate follower of Christ

Concepts of Mission

Concepts of Mission

The Evolution of Contemporary Missiology

  • Author: Francis Anekwe Oborji
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781570756634
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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Oborji's book embodies the principles of Robert Schreiter's 'new catholicity'. It sheds new light on how a missionary faith can be faithful to the Catholic heritage's concern for unity while nurturing cross-fertilisation from the cultures in which it has grown and from the riches of other religious traditions among which it lives.

Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission

Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission

  • Author: David J. Bosch
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608331466
  • Category:
  • Page: 587
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Introducing Christian Mission Today

Introducing Christian Mission Today

Scripture, History and Issues

  • Author: Michael W. Goheen
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830895434
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 449
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2014 Best Texts of Missiology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore Mission--a driving force in the long Christian story--today is often cast as the embarrassing relative of tall-steeple religiosity. In our wider culture it's now tucked in the endnotes of book-club histories or forms the ghostlike ellipses in the six o'clock news. But in Introducing Christian Mission Today, Michael Goheen brings the vibrant history, motivation and challenges of Christian mission to the fore. Through the centuries Christian mission has always been recalibrating, retooling and reevangelizing. It has repeatedly taken surprising turns as it is carried along by the Spirit of God. Goheen's introduction to mission's biblical, theological and historical dimensions engages the present and anticipates the future. As he unfolds the major issues of the global and urban, the pluralistic and wholistic contexts of mission today, he lays the ground for engaging in God s great kingdom enterprise. This full-scale text incorporates the keen missional insights of Lesslie Newbigin, David Bosch and other formative thinkers. It will be a valued resource not only for those in crosscultural contexts but also for those engaged in reevangelizing the West.

Creation Care in Christian Mission

Creation Care in Christian Mission

  • Author: Kapya J Kaoma
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498290868
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
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As the world comes to terms with the human-caused destruction of God's sacred creation, whether Global Christianity will celebrate a bi-centennial Edinburgh 2110 becomes a real question. Yet, as Creation Care in Christian Mission shows, the mounting and life-threatening ecological crisis is at the heart of the mission of God. The volume's contributing authors represent a wide range of Christian traditions and geographical regions on which they draw to initiate dialogue on creation care within the wider global Christian community. They explore hard questions relative to climate change, population growth, pollution, poverty, sustainability, economic justice, deforestation, gender, and land issues. Written with academics, missionary and development agencies, and ordinary Christians in mind, this work presents a global unified spiritual and ethical voice on Creation care. The diversity of contributors from established scholars and religious leaders makes this work a unique and critical resource for understanding human responsibility toward God's creation. The book offers hope to all Christians, for Christian mission can positively aid ecological responsibilities and actions.

Christian Mission to Muslims

Christian Mission to Muslims

The Record : Anglican and Reformed Approaches in India and the Near East, 1800-1938

  • Author: Lyle L. Vander Werff
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • ISBN: 9780878083206
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 366
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The Mission of God's People

The Mission of God's People

A Biblical Theology of the Church's Mission

  • Author: Christopher J. H. Wright
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310291127
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 301
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In The Mission of God s People, part of the Biblical Theology for Life series, author Chris Wright offers a sweeping biblical survey of the holistic mission of the church, providing practical insight for today s church leaders. Wright gives special emphasis to theological trajectories of the Old Testament that not only illuminate God s mission but also suggest priorities for Christians engaged in God s world-changing work."