Some excellent and controversial thoughts from a very good book.
our efforts to respond to the challenges of our environment, to think our faith within our particular contexts, have often been blocked by people or missionary organizations who want us to limit ourselves to just repeating what they have learned in their lands.
A few quotes from a very good book.
The reshaping of global Christianity has significant implications for the study of Christianity and the understanding of Christian missions. The old mental maps and conceptual wine skins quite simply will not do.
Typically, understanding among evangelicals about the early Christian period and the endeavours of the earliest Christians is more often than not, unconsidered and sometimes naive or romanticised.
Seven brief vignettes, showing how God is at work around the world.
“During that period, which is roughly coterminous with the nineteenth century, more new Christians emerged from a wider number of new people groups than at any previous time in the history of the church. Never before had so many Christians moved to so many vast and remote parts of the Globe and communicated the gospel across so many cultural boundaries.”
Brief notes on Tennent's thoughts about a theology of religions.
What God is opposed to is empire—rich and powerful nations that believe they have a divine right to rule other nations. God is opposed to the agenda of empire for this simple reason: God makes the same claim for his Son!
The Incarnation is, therefore, not only a revelation of God to humanity but also a revelation of humanity to humanity. In Jesus we are learning what it means to be fully human.