I recently read an article by Lesslie Newbigin titled, “The Enduring Validity of Cross-Cultural Mission.” It was originally presented as an address at the dedication of the new location of the “Overseas Ministries Study Center” on October 5, 1987. In this essay he discusses some of the sentiments that lie behind the center’s former useContinue reading “The Enduring Validity of Cross-Cultural Mission”
Category Archives: Missions
Who do Missiologists Answer to?
In an entry on “Missiology” in the Encyclopedia of Protestantism, Wilbert Shenk offers, what I take, to be a pretty broad definition of missiology. According to him it is the academic study of all dimensions of the Christian mission. He includes several aspects of what “all dimensions” actually refers to, including, “biblical and theological foundations,”Continue reading “Who do Missiologists Answer to?”
Seeking Church by Dyrness and Duerksen – Book Notes
Seeking Church, by Dyrness and Deurksen, is driven by questions that arose because of the “emerging” or “insider movements” that are increasingly being witnessed at the fringes of where Christianity meets unreached areas. These movements have led missiologists and ecclesiologists to wonder how the members of these movements fit in to the structures of theContinue reading “Seeking Church by Dyrness and Duerksen – Book Notes”
CFP: “Vengeance is Mine”: Christianity, Violence, and Peace
CFP from Megan Gooley, Conference Chair, Fordham TGSA Greetings, I am writing on behalf of the Fordham Theology Graduate Student Association with a call for papers for our annual graduate conference. The conference theme is “Vengeance is Mine”: Christianity, Violence, and Peace and will feature Dr. George Demacopoulos as the keynote speaker. We would very much appreciateContinue reading “CFP: “Vengeance is Mine”: Christianity, Violence, and Peace”
In Search of Christ in Latin America
During my studies at Fuller I came to realize something: many evangelicals are unaware of some of the great resources that are being produced by theologians around the world. There are probably some sociological reasons for this (American in general tend not to be as globally aware as the citizens of other countries) but thereContinue reading “In Search of Christ in Latin America”
I Have Decided To Start Working on a Different Degree…
Some of you are aware of my journey about how I got involved in Analytic Theology. When I graduated from UCLA in 2010 I knew that I enjoyed doing philosophy, but still had a burden for the mission Dei in my heart. So I figured I should do philosophy of religion that way I couldContinue reading “I Have Decided To Start Working on a Different Degree…”
What is God up to in Younglife Uganda?
I sat there under a large umbrella sipping on my Stoney Tangawizi, aka the strongest ginger ale that will ever grace anyone’s taste buds. Sheltered from the hot Equatorial sun I waited 45 minutes for a man named Simon Peter, whom I had never met. But I was in no rush, I was chilling withContinue reading “What is God up to in Younglife Uganda?”
Training Pastors in Uganda
I mentioned in my last post that I will be going to Africa Renewal University, which is in Kampala, Uganda to teach an MA level Systematic Theology course. Our church has an awesome partnership with the school. We recently helped support 20 Sudanese students as they are working towards their BA in Theology. Its soContinue reading “Training Pastors in Uganda”
I’m Going to Uganda!
It has been 12 long years since my first trip to Uganda, and a lot has changed since then! Just over a decade ago I had started college at UCLA and began to serve at The Church at Rocky Peak. Now I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Amelia for five years, I’m almost doneContinue reading “I’m Going to Uganda!”
The Lord is Good (Review)
Christopher Holmes’ book, The Lord is Good: Seeking the God of the Psalter, is a unique book in that Holmes attempts to defend the doctrine of divine simplicity by engaging with the Psalms and the history of their interpretation. Among the people Holmes engages with, Aquinas gets most of the attention. Although this book isContinue reading “The Lord is Good (Review)”