Mark Durie, an Anglican churchman, describes 12 ideas prevalent in this century that "challenge people in the West to come to terms with the challenge of Islam today."
In this article, I will examine how a few contemporary mission thinkers have appealed to the altar to the unknown God in Acts 17:23. We will attempt to answer the question “Does the apostle Paul actually affirm the religiosity of the Athenians via the altar, and by extension, can we affirm the religiosity of adherents of other religions or of the validity of aboriginal/indigenous religion?”
This helpful article, written from the perspective of someone raised in Southeast Asia, highlights the allures and pitfalls of mercy ministry.
As we enter the decade of the new “roaring 20’s” many new words will find currency in our society. This piece looks at wokeness, virtue signalling, and intersectionality.
In Islam, there is a special night called the Night of Power/Destiny (or in Arabic, laylat al-Qadr). Here I compare and contrast that night with Christmas Eve.
At times the glowing statistics of massive movements to Christ in the Muslim world hide another reality, namely the fact that reversions back to Islam are also happening.
John Calvin, like many Reformers, recounted how God reached out to him in grace and took him from a life of religiosity.
John Calvin wrote the preface for his cousin's translation of the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into French. Here he enthuses on the benefits of Christ in a fashion not unlike a lover waxing eloquent on the wonders of the beloved.
Before moving overseas, I read newsletters of cross cultural workers and thought something along the lines of Well, that’s interesting. Now that I live overseas, I realize newsletters are filled with code words.
What kind of theology is behind the way you and I do outreach?
Good day Gilbert:
Having lived in West Africa for 11 years and Egypt for 3 and now on a short-term teaching assignment in South Africa, your post caught my attention.
I am using "spiritual bondage" in a negative sense in the quote above. That is to say, Duries's book suggests a bondage of demonic origin. This has nothing to do with...posted on: "A Dozen Bad Ideas for the 21st Century"
Here is the citation. I contacted Dr. Greenlee, but he no longer has the document that he cited.
Ken Wycherley, Evangelism and discipling (London: EUROM, Evangelical...
When Phil wrote the article (2018), and when "What it means to be Reformed" was penned (2016) a person like Greta Thunberg had not captured the energies of today's...posted on: Mercy Ministry in Mission Strategy
Had never thought of the concept of "virtue shaming." Very illustrative.
PS. Some people are also using the term "Cultural Marxism"...
Thank you for reaching out in a very vulnerable way. I believe that your desire to reach out to God is an indicator that your heart does not have a callous layer on it which makes it indifferent...
If I might, I would take the Areopagus address in Acts 17 as an example:
a. As much as the apostle Paul was incensed at the idolatry of the Athenians, he still...
You have encouraged your readers to do some background reading. I have been doing some.
First of all I went to the Sabeel website. I was quite amazed at how open they...
Nick, my intention was not to impugn ill motives, but to highlight the fact that motives are a powerful driver of decisions. A friend suggested that I look into the area of "virtue-signaling...
Thank you for your collective responses. If I may, I think they can be grouped into a few categories:
a. An awareness that not all is well in that part of the...