A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America
Paperback ISBN: 0802843506
What would a theology of the Church look like that took seriously the fact that North America is now itself a mission field? This question lies at the foundation of this volume written by an ecumenical team of six noted missiologists—Lois Barrett, Inagrace T. Dietterich, Darrell L. Guder, George R. Hunsberger, Alan J. Roxburgh, and Craig Van Gelder. The result of a three-year research project undertaken by The Gospel and Our Culture Network, this book issues a firm challenge for the church to recover its missional call right here in North America, while also offering the tools to help it do so. The authors examine North America?s secular culture and the church?s loss of dominance in today?s society. They then present a biblically based theology that takes seriously the church?s missional vocation and draw out the consequences of this theology for the structure and institutions of the church.
British Missionaries and Imperial States, 1870-1918
Hardcover ISBN: 0773517995
Draws on archival material to chart the complex and often contradictory reactions of leading British missionary organizations to changing imperial realities around the globe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explores pressures that contributed to the formation of imperial policy during a significant period of the evolution of the British empire, and shows that the leadership of British missionary societies was split between those who wanted to be treated without favoritism by the British government and those who had more aggressive expectations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
10 Who Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 143367307x
Ten Who Changed the World is seminary president Daniel Akin’s powerful tribute to the transformational work done by some truly inspiring Christian missionaries. With each profile, he journeys into the heart of that gospel servant’s mission-minded story and makes a compelling connection to a similar account from the Bible. David Brainerd (1718-1747; missionary to Native Americans) reminds Akin of Paul’s missionary life in 2 Timothy. The faithful ministry of George Leile (1750-1820; missionary to Jamaica) is aligned with Galatians 6. William Carey (1761-1834; missionary to India) lives out the Great Commission of Matthew 28. There are parallels between Adoniran Judson (1788-1850; missionary to Burma) and Romans 8. Lottie Moon (1840-1912; missionary to China) displays the power of a consecrated life described in Romans 12. The work of James Fraser (1886-1938; missionary to China) illustrates Revelation 5. Eric Liddell (1902-1945; missionary to China), his life documented in the film Chariots of Fire, illuminates Hebrews 12. Together, John (1907-1934) and Betty Stam (1906-1934; missionaries to China) embodied Psalm 67. William Wallace (1908-1951; missionary to China) was a shining example of Philippians 1. Jim Elliot (1927-1956; missionary to Ecuador) is a bold reminder of Psalm 96.
101 ideas creativas para mujeres
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 8482678477
En «101 ideas creativas para las mujeres» se hace evidente el entusiasmo por el conocimiento propio de la mujer, así como, su papel en el ámbito familiar y social. Todas las actividades propuestas, incluso las más divertidas, contienen lecciones profundas de afecto, respeto, compañerismo y confianza.El objetivo principal es suplir la falta de tiempo que los grupos de mujeres tienen para dedicarse las unas a las otras, a través de actividades, dinámicas y juegos, para romper las barreras que, muchas veces, separan a personas cercanas y del mismo género.«101 ideas creativas para las mujeres» muestra cómo rescatar la alegría, la comunicación y el conocimiento de las amistades bajo la esencia del género femenino.
American Indians and Christian Missions
Studies in Cultural Conflict
Paperback ISBN: 0226068129
In this absorbing history, Henry Warner Bowden chronicles the encounters between native Americans and the evangelizing whites from the period of exploration and colonization to the present. He writes with a balanced perspective that pleads no special case for native separatism or Christian uniqueness. Ultimately, he broadens our understanding of both intercultural exchanges and the continuing strength of American Indian spirituality, expressed today in Christian forms as well as in revitalized folkways. "Bowden makes a radical departure from the traditional approach. Drawing on the theories and findings of anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, he presents Indian-missionary relations as a series of cultural encounters, the outcomes of which were determined by the content of native beliefs, the structure of native religious institutions, and external factors such as epidemic diseases and military conflicts, as well as by the missionaries' own resources and abilities. The result is a provocative, insightful historical essay that liberates a complex subject from the narrow perimeters of past discussions and accords it an appropriate richness and complexity. . . . For anyone with an interest in Indian-missionary relations, from the most casual to the most specialized, this book is the place to begin."