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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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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Book Review: Prepared by Grace, for Grace.

INTRODUCTION: Historical theology does not often get a place at the table in missiological discussions. Its neglect can leave us at the mercy of current thinking and trends. Reading theologians from other eras guards us against our blind spots. Other eras have their blind spots too but they are usually different than ours. Historical theology …

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Book Review: Worldview-based Storying

Tom Steffen's book, Worldview-based Storying: The Integration of Symbol, Story, and Ritual in the Orality Movement, is the first book in the Series "There's More to the Story" written by the consultants of Worldview Resource Group. I reviewed book two (July 2018) and book three (December 2017) - the books were not published sequentially. Each book …

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