Missiology Book Review: Churches, Cultures, and Leadership

Branson, Mark Lau and Martinez Juan F. Churches, Cultures, and Leadership. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2011. In this book Branson and Martinez offer a practical theology of congregations and ethnicities. They do this by studying churches, mission, and ethnicity from a contextual and theological point of view. They go on to look at various interculturalContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Churches, Cultures, and Leadership”

Missiology Book Review: Beyond Christendom

Hanciles, Jehu. Beyond Christendom. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2008. In this book Hanciles looks at three different subjects: 1) globalization, 2) African migration, and 3) the transformation of the West by these immigrants. Hanciles’ main argument is that migration and mission are inextricably connected. He shows that migration and Christian expansion have always gone hand inContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Beyond Christendom”

Missiology: Urban Mission Part 10 – Works Cited

For those of you who are interested in what I have been blogging about the last few days, here are the books/papers that I drew my info from. Some of these are a great place to being exploring God’s heart for urban ministry. I would also recomend Tim Keller’s upcoming book Center Church. ________________________________________ WorksContinue reading “Missiology: Urban Mission Part 10 – Works Cited”

Book Review: Holy Scripture – A Dogmatic Sketch

John Webster. Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. John Webster’s work, Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch is exactly what the title implies, it is a dogmatic account sketching out a doctrine of Holy Scripture. It is not meant to be a comprehensive account of Holy Scripture, thus it is just aContinue reading “Book Review: Holy Scripture – A Dogmatic Sketch”

Book Review: Seized By Truth by Joel Green

Joel B. Green, Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007. There are numerous books on how to read the Bible, ranging from books which are devotional in nature to books that are scholarly. Usually the there is a gap between the type of readings that these books advocate for; devotionalContinue reading “Book Review: Seized By Truth by Joel Green”

Missiology Book Review: Generous Justice

Tim Keller is a man after my own heart, which actually doesn’t say much because I have a wicked and sinful heart, but it is meant as a complement. In Generous Justice Keller presents a balanced and biblical approach to Justice and the Christian life. He doesn’t slide into political ideologies and shows that theContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Generous Justice”

Missiology Book Review: Muslims, Christians, and Jesus

Introduction In the book Muslims, Christians, and Jesus Carl Medearis writes to Western Christians, specifically Christians in America, about Islam. He notes that due to politics and national security issues, especially since 9/11, many Americans hold views about Muslims that perpetuate stereotypes and promote fear and hate. Medearis seeks to write a book that willContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Muslims, Christians, and Jesus”

Missiology Book Review: God So Loves the City

Van Engen, Charles and Tiersma, Jude editors. God So Loves the City. Monrovia, CA: MARC, 1994. Charles Van Engen tells us the essence of this book: it is “to explore ways to integrate theology, urban studies, and contextualization in a theologically informed, holistic, and transformational theology of mission.” This book is a collection composed ofContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: God So Loves the City”

Missiology Book Review: Dynamics of Christian Mission

Pierson, Paul E. The Dynamics of Christian Mission: History through a Missiological Perspective. Pasadena, CA: William Carey International University Press. 2009. Paul E. Pierson is Dean Emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies. He is also Senior Professor of History of Mission and Latin American Studies. Before teaching at Fuller, he served asContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Dynamics of Christian Mission”

Missiology Book Review: Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness

Van Engen, Charles and Darrel Whiteman, and Dudley Woodberry editors. Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008. Paradigm shifts in Christian Witness consists of essays written about Charles Kraft’s contributions to missiology. Eighteen different authors contributed to this volume. These authors focused on three areas in which Charles Kraft made a significantContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness”