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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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Mission Agency Futures: The Problem

Four issues which should force mission agencies to rethink their approach to their work.

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Thesis Abstract

What I’ve spent the last four years working on.

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The Main Thing Is The Main Thing

Mission is witnessing to Jesus in the power of the Spirit; everything else details.

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Mission

Four Things the Western Mission Movement Needs To Pay Attention To

This post is brought to you by the number 4! The title captures the gist.

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Mission: Balancing the Bible

A biblical approach to mission avoids both simply trying to apply Paul’s methods in an ahistorical fashion and also adopting the latest insights from anthropology and sociology without any biblical reflection.

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Book Notes

Books I Have Read: Taking Up The Mantle

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.

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Africa

They’ll Do It Our Way

I get the impression from some writers and opinion formers in the West that they won’t respect church leaders in Africa (and elsewhere) unless they are fluent in Western (generally, Reformed) theology. In other words, unless Africans think and talk like us, we won’t listen to them.

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Prosperity Theology Isn’t The Problem

We spend a lot of time talking about prosperity theology, but what we really need is a theology that will cope with suffering. It’s not just that God doesn’t always give us what we want, he might also allow us to suffer for no apparent reason. Can our faith and our theology cope?

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August and September Reading

Catching up on two months worth of reading; I’m sure that I’ve left some out.