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Books I Have Read: The Godless Delusion

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.

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Books I Have Read: Dominion

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.

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Books I Have Read: Asian Christian Theology

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 […]

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Books I Have Read: The Mission of the Triune God

A short review of a very, very good book.

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Books I Have Read: To Africa in Love

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.

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Books I Have Read: We Need To Talk About Race

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.

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Books I Have Read: Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes

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.

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Justification and Group Identity

Some excellent and controversial thoughts from a very good book.

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Books I Have Read: The Missiology Behind the Story

A short review of a very good book.

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Books I Have Read: Churches and Missions Agencies Together

A very worthwhile book for anyone involved in mission support or partnerships.