Encountering Theology of Mission

Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues
Author: Craig Ott,Stephen J. Strauss,Timothy C. Tennent
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801026628
Category: Religion
Page: 383
View: 4975
Leading evangelical mission experts offer a comprehensive theology of mission text, providing biblical, historical, and contemporary perspectives.

The Mission of the Church

Five Views in Conversation
Author: Craig Ott
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493405772
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 5049
Leading Voices from across Christian Traditions Discuss the Mission of the Church What is the mission of the church? Every seminarian and church leader must wrestle with that question. No matter what designation a church uses to describe itself, it must also think critically about why it exists and what it should be doing. In this book, five leading voices representing a range of Christian traditions engage in an enlightening conversation as they present and compare their perspectives on the mission of the church. Each contributor offers his or her view and responds to the other four views. Contributors include Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L. Guder, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Edward Rommen, and Ed Stetzer. The book's format is ideal for classroom use and will also benefit pastors and church leaders.

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions

An Evangelical Proposal
Author: Gerald R. McDermott,Harold A. Netland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199930880
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 396
Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in Christian debates over other religions, seeking answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but also challenge evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. This volume is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology, taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. It concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.

Encountering the History of Missions (Encountering Mission)

From the Early Church to Today
Author: John Mark Terry,Robert L. Gallagher
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493406221
Category: Religion
Page: 416
View: 3375
This new addition to a highly acclaimed series portrays the sweep of missions history, revealing how God has fulfilled his promise to bless all the nations. Two leading missionary scholars and experienced professors help readers understand how missions began, how missions developed, and where missions is going. The authors cover all of missions history and provide practical application of history's lessons. Maps, tables, box inserts, sidebars, and discussion questions add to the book's usefulness in the classroom.

Evangelii gaudium. Exhortación apostólica

La alegría del Evangelio
Author: Papa Francisco
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 8498409799
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 1674
Como resultado del Año de la Fe el Papa Francisco hace pública la exhortación apostólica Evangelii gaudium (La alegría del Evangelio), fruto de los trabajos del sínodo sobre el anuncio del Evangelio en el mundo actual que sirvió para dar comienzo al mismo Año de la Fe. El Papa, nos muestra sus preocupaciones sobre la actual obra evangelizadora de la Iglesia y propone algunas pautas para comenzar una nueva etapa evangelizadora. Muchas de las ideas de las intervenciones del Papa transmitidas durante los último meses en los medios de comunicación se dan cita en el texto, junto con un encendido elogio de la alegría como punto de partida y fundamento de la acción misionera, que siempre es social y espiritual.

Global Church Planting

Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Multiplication
Author: Craig Ott,Gene Wilson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441213678
Category: Religion
Page: 480
View: 891
With nearly fifty years combined global church-planting experience, Craig Ott and Gene Wilson are well qualified to write a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for cross-cultural church planting. Combining substantive biblical principles and missiological understanding with practical insights, this book walks readers through the various models and development phases of church planting. Advocating methods that lead to church multiplication, the authors emphasize the role of the missionary church planter. They offer helpful reflection on current trends and provide best practices gathered from research and empirical findings around the globe. The book takes up a number of special issues not addressed in most church planting books, such as use of short-term teams, partnerships, and wise use of resources. Full of case studies and real examples from around the world, this practical text will benefit students, church planters, missionaries, and missional church readers.

¡Alégrense las Naciones!

La Supremacía de Dios en las Misiones
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Libros Clie
ISBN: 9788482675145
Category: Religion
Page: 296
View: 7750
Tras una década desde su publicación, este libro sigue siendo uno de los mejores referentes teológicos en cuanto al tema de las misiones. En él su autor, Piper, demuestra que una adoración correcta nos lleva a la acción misionera. Trata, también, el debate sobre si Jesús es el único camino a la salvación y se adentra en la enorme empresa misionera para describir la tarea que tenemos por delante.

Mission Shaped by Promise

Lutheran Missiology Confronts the Challenge of Religious Pluralism
Author: Jukka A. Kaariainen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610978331
Category: Religion
Page: 294
View: 1269
Utilizing resources from Martin Luther and the Lutheran tradition, this study offers an understanding of the gospel as promise as key to addressing the challenge of relating the missio Dei to a generous, constructive approach toward the religious other. In its construction of a Lutheran missiology, it retrieves and reappropriates four resources from the Lutheran tradition: the gospel as promise, the law/gospel distinction, a theology of grace as promise of mercy fulfilled, and a theology of the cross utilizing the hiddenness of God. The law of God as accusing yet webbing humanity to its Creator; the gospel as the comforting promise of mercy; and the hiddenness of God as mystifying form the overarching framework within which the Lutheran missiology presented here seeks to engage the religious other by dialectically relating gospel proclamation and dialogue. Such a view of "mission shaped by promise" offers the paradox of God being both revealed and hidden in the cross as a distinctive contribution to an interreligious dialogue centered on the ambiguity and hiddenness of God.

Christianity Encountering World Religions

The Practice of Mission in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Terry C. Muck,Frances S. Adeney
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801026601
Category: Religion
Page: 407
View: 1538
In this major work, two world religion and mission experts present a new relational model for Christians interacting with people of other faiths.

Developing a Strategy for Missions (Encountering Mission)

A Biblical, Historical, and Cultural Introduction
Author: J. D. Payne,John Mark Terry
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441244824
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 8302
In this addition to the highly acclaimed Encountering Mission series, two leading missionary scholars offer an up-to-date discussion of missionary strategy that is designed for a global audience. The authors focus on the biblical, missiological, historical, cultural, and practical issues that inform and guide the development of an effective missions strategy. The book includes all the features that have made other series volumes useful classroom tools, such as figures, sidebars, and case studies. Students of global or domestic mission work and mission practitioners will value this new resource.

A Case Study in Contextualization

The History of the German Church Growth Association 1985–2003
Author: Fred W. McRae
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873306
Category: Religion
Page: 254
View: 8066
The content of the gospel never changes; however, communicating it constantly fluctuates. Conveying the gospel to a homeless, hungry woman may include providing a hot bowl of chili, while an agnostic co-worker might be open after several rounds of golf. The message is the same, but the method of communicating it is as wide and varied as life itself. Finding the correct method is like hitting the sweet spot on a tennis racket or golf club. It takes time, study, and practice, but once you find it you have more success. The sweet spot in missions is called contextualization and involves much more than learning a new language. It means knowing a country's religious, political, and social conditions. Correct theology, financial backing, and language acquisition are meaningless without contextualization. This book tells the story of a German organization struggling to contextualize the gospel in a very hostile environment. Its mission was to revive a dying church, characterized by centuries-old religious pride and pluralism. This study details the challenges of faithfully communicating the gospel in a post-Christian culture and serves as a study to enable missionaries to recognize and respond to cultural issues affecting the contextualization process.

Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things

William Carey and Adoniram Judson, Missionary Pioneers
Author: Allen Yeh,Chris Chun
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621898660
Category: Religion
Page: 162
View: 8809
William Carey, often dubbed The Father of Modern Missions, and Adoniram Judson, America's first intercontinental missionary, were pioneers whose missions overlapped in chronology, geography, and purpose. However, rarely are they both featured in the same volume or compared and contrasted. Here we have unique material by some of the world's leading experts on these two giants of missionary history, with perspectives on these men in ways never seen before. Especially relevant to this current age of World Christianity are the perspectives from India and Burma, the lands which received these men for their missionary enterprise.

Compendio de la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia

Author: Pontificio Consejo Justicia y Paz
Publisher: Opus Dei Oficina de Información
Category: Religion
Page: 566
View: 3952
El Compendio de la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia está elaborado, por encargo del Santo Padre Juan Pablo II, por el Pontificio Consejo Justicia y Paz. El documento se pone a disposición de todos aquellos que buscan orientaciones concretas para promover el bien común de la sociedad, ya sean católicos, los demás cristianos y todas las personas de buena voluntad.

Etica bíblica y cambio social

Author: Stephen Charles Mott
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802809230
Category: Christian ethics
Page: 259
View: 9788


Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship
Author: Graham Hill
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630870110
Category: Religion
Page: 324
View: 3505
Servantship is essentially about following our Lord Jesus Christ, the servant Lord, and his mission--it is a life of discipleship to him, patterned after his self-emptying, humility, sacrifice, love, values, and mission. Servantship is humbly valuing others more than yourself, and looking out for the interests and wellbeing of others. Servantship is the cultivation of the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had: making yourself nothing, being a servant, humbling yourself, and submitting yourself to the will and purposes of the triune God. Since servantship is the imitation of Christ, it involves an unreserved participation in the missio Dei--the Trinitarian mission of God. In this pioneering work, sixteen servants describe the four movements of radical servantship. Servantship is the movement 1. from leadership to radical servantship; 2. from shallowness to dynamic theological reflection; 3. from theories to courageous practices; and 4. from forgetfulness to transforming memory. Servantship recognizes, in word, thought, and deed, that whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

La oración

Experimentando asombro e intimidad con Dios
Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433644711
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 3795
En sus iglesias y escuelas, los cristianos aprenden que la oración es el medio más poderoso para tener una experiencia con Dios. Sin embargo, pocos reciben instrucción u orientación sobre cómo lograr que su vida de oración sea auténticamente significativa. En La oración, el reconocido pastor Timothy Keller profundiza en los numerosos aspectos de ese hecho cotidiano. Con las reflexiones y la energía que lo caracterizan, Keller ofrece orientación bíblica como así también oraciones específicas para ciertas situaciones, tales como lidiar con la muerte de un ser querido, las pérdidas, el amor y el perdón. El autor expone no solo sugerencias para que la oración sea más personal y poderosa, sino también cómo adquirir un hábito de oración que funcione para cada lector. De los libros anteriores del Dr. Keller se ha vendido más de un millón de ejemplares. La Iglesia Presbiteriana Redeemer no solo ejerce una presencia protagónica en su sede principal de Nueva York, sino que también ha fundado más de 250 otras iglesias en 48 ciudades alrededor del mundo. Las enseñanzas del autor ya han asistido a millones de personas, la mayoría de las cuales oran regularmente. Además, en La Oración el autor mostrará cómo experimentar una relación más profunda con Dios. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God.

Women and Christian Mission

Ways of Knowing and Doing Theology
Author: Frances S. Adeney
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498217192
Category: Religion
Page: 316
View: 3301
What are Christian women thinking about mission? How do they do mission? What informs their knowledge and action as they address issues in a complex world where religious proselytizing has become suspect? This empirical study explores those questions, finding congruence among women from diverse backgrounds and cultural contexts. Women in mission face common identity issues, utilize art and beauty in their work, and develop character as they overcome obstacles in their cultural and denominational settings. Through nearly one hundred interviews of women in Europe, Asia, Brazil, and the United States, a study of women's theologies of mission, lectures, and countless conversations with women around the globe, this study finds common themes among contemporary women doing Christian mission. This book fills a lacuna in mission studies that professors, pastors, and church women and men will find informative and refreshing.

Volvamos a la predicacion biblica / Invitation to Biblical Preaching

Como Se Proclama La Verdad Con Claridad Y Vigencia
Author: Donald R. Sunukjian
Publisher: Editorial Portavoz
ISBN: 0825417988
Category: Religion
Page: 397
View: 394
Escrito en un estilo conversacional con abundantes ejemplos para ilustrar todos los conceptos, Volvamos a la predicación bíblica lleva al lector paso a paso a través de todo el proceso de preparación de un mensaje bíblico.Invitation to Biblical Preaching takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process of preparing a biblical message, from studying a passage with skill and integrity to delivering a message with persuasion, accuracy, passion, and relevance.