Book Review: Contextualizing the Faith

Last month a new book on contextualization was published: A. Scott Moreau, Contextualizing the Faith: A Holistic Approach, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018. Dr. Moreau is associate academic dean and professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School. He takes a 'dimensional' approach to contextualization, "an approach that deals with the whole life of the …

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Book Review: Looming Transitions

Transitions are common in a missionary's life. My wife and I have been missionaries for 41 years and are now in the middle of our 9th "Home Service." Saying that transitions are common does not mean they are not difficult or disruptive. Transitions are never easy but there is light beyond them. Amy Young has …

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How do we disciple those of other cultures?

A book review of Walking together on the Jesus Road: Intercultural Discipling by Evelyn & Richard Hibbert Evelyn and Richard Hibbert believe that core to the missionary task is discipling those of other cultures. But they note that most of the books on disciple-making are written for the Western church context, and even those books which talk about …

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Book Review: Two Stories of Everything

Why review another book comparing Islam and Christianity? Two Stories of Everything: the Competing Metanarratives of Islam and Christianity by Duane Alexander Miller take a different approach than most. Rather than comparing Islam and Christianity as religions, Miller compares the metanarratives that Islam and Christianity tell. Metanarratives are the overarching story that includes and defines all …

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