This book provides an interesting trip through aspects of anthropology, linguistics and intercultural dialogue. In doing so, it provides a new way of looking at issues such as dependency, short-term mission and the reality of the supernatural.
I may read a better book this year, but with only three months left, it seems highly unlikely unless something really good crosses my desk. Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind is readable, interesting, highly informative and it is important; whoever you are, you should read it.
I’ve recently finished Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical Perspectives and I have somewhat ambivalent feelings towards it. I read the book in the Kindle edition (more of this later), but if you get the paperback, it is a medium format book of 372 pages. The overall level is fairly academic; it is a book to be studied […]
A short review of a very, very good book.
While I tend to prefer my novels to include a few murders and a harassed detective, Jim Harries’ book which explores some important contemporary issues in mission is worth a read.
Being black in a white majority church can be a bit like the first day of a new school on repeat. Your natural insecurities come to the surface. Will I be included? Will I be noticed? How do I connect with the popular people? How do I fit in? Will my contributions be valued? Conversations feel like hard work and at times even painful without the ease of shared histories and friendships.
Reading Romans through an Eastern lens thus restores a more Pauline perspective by bringing together the false Western dichotomy between “spiritual” and “secular.” We need not accept the false dilemma between evangelism and social ministry.
Some excellent and controversial thoughts from a very good book.
A short review of a very good book.
A very worthwhile book for anyone involved in mission support or partnerships.