Ministry in Context-Seeing our own “ministry template”

In training new cross-cultural workers on context-sensitive ministry I have developed a diagram to illustrate what I call the macro-process for developing culturally sensitive ministry. You can find this on the resources for ministry page under “Ministry Template Tool” The metaphor for thinking about ministry in context is “wearing a set of glasses”-thus it is …

Evangelism as an Explosion of Joy

Not long ago I finished working through Lesslie Newbiggin’s The Gospel in a Pluralist Society. He had a sentence that jumped off the page in one of his chapters dealing with the logic of mission. He begins by noting that there has been a long tradition of seeing the mission of the Church as primarily …

Culture Change and Biblical Values

I have been involved in discussions relating to different aspects of missiology where there is a tension between “accepting what is” in terms of some kind of shift in the broader culture that impacts the understandings or practices of the church in that culture and advocating for a view that is no longer popular but …

Different Perspectives on Mission

Charity Reeb and two professors at Missouri State University published the results of a study on the missiological thought of pastors and missionary leadership in IBMR 40.3 2016. It confirmed my own personal experience in talking with pastors, that there is a much broader way in which “mission” and “missionary” is used versus the way …