Insider Movements: Understanding the Issues

"Over the past fifteen years missiologists have produced a massive amount of literature related to the contextualization debate surrounding the proposals of Insider Movement proponents." So begins J. Henry Wolfe in his article, "The Development of the Insider Movement Paradigm" (published July 2015, http://www.GlobalMissiology.org). I have tried to digest a good portion of that material …

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Review: From Seed to Fruit, 2nd Edition

The Second edition of From Seed to Fruit: Global Trends, Fruitful Practices, and Emerging Issues among Muslims, edited by J. Dudley Woodberry contains reports and analyses of the Global Trends and Fruitful Practices Consultation in 2007. The consultation included almost 500 people from around the globe involved in outreach to Muslims. The book is a …

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The ‘Same God Question’ Revisited

In the December issue of Themelios  Fred Farrokh (a Muslim-background Christian who currently serves as an international trainer with Global Initiative) has written an article looking at how Muslim scholars view the question, "Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?"(subsequently referred to as SGQ). The article is available online at this link. Farrokh points …

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So what if they have their own sacred books?

Revelation is the foundational theological issue in contextualization (see my "Contextualization: Theological and Cultural Issues in Evangelical Models" on the SEND U wiki). Evangelical Christianity maintains that the Bible is God's unique self-disclosure. Our SEND statement of faith says, "that it is the only infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority in …

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No God But One: Allah or Jesus? a review

Nabeel Qureshi, the author of the best-selling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, has written another helpful book that examines the evidence that led him to trust in Jesus. No God but One: Allah or Jesus?  is further described on the cover by the words "A former Muslim investigates the evidence for Islam and Christianity." The investigation is framed …

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Critical Issues for the Cross-cultural Church Planter

This summer I read The Messenger, The Message and the Community: Three Critical Issues for the Cross-cultural Church Planter by Roland Muller.  It was a read that was long overdue.  You see, the author is a friend of mine, and I have followed his ministry closely for about 25 years. About 14 years ago, as …

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