Missiology: Urban Mission Part 2

Over the next few days I will be posting some thoughts on an issue facing the future of the church, namely the explosion of urban populations. I will start by taking a look at some of the issues brought up by the urban explosion, and I will conclude by reflecting upon how the Gospel addressesContinue reading “Missiology: Urban Mission Part 2”

Missiology: Urban Mission Part 1

Over the next few days I will be posting some thoughts on an issue facing the future of the church, namely the explosion of urban populations. I will start by taking a look at some of the issues brought up by the urban explosion, and I will conclude by reflecting upon how the Gospel addressesContinue reading “Missiology: Urban Mission Part 1”

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”

Cool Christian Beards (pt. 1): Hudson Taylor

Joe Thorn (@joethorn) gave me the great idea of blogging about cool beards. At this moment, I am beardless, but its okay its coming back soon! So I thought it would be cool to put up a picture of some pastor/missionary/theologian that I admire for his beard and for his ministry. This week’s beard isContinue reading “Cool Christian Beards (pt. 1): Hudson Taylor”

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”

What Does It Look Like to Receive the New Testament for the First Time?

Watching this ten minute long video is so worth it. It seriously made me cry when I watched it. It really reminds you how good God really is, and how he really is the Lord of all the earth. Thanks Justin Taylor for posting this video on The Gospel Coalition.