Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part One
Training in biblical interpretation should be an integral part of every missions strategy.
Eight years ago, while working on my M.Div., I led a short-term team to work with college students in a large city in Asia. Will Brooks, Ph.D., teaches at a seminary in Asia.
Protestantism after 500 Years
By 2040, half of all Protestants will live in Africa.
The remaining countries in the top ten are in Africa (two) or Asia (three). Over the past century, Africa and Asia have seen the fastest growth of Protestants.
Cover Story: Blessed Are the Handouts
Why some Christian poverty experts believe we should give cash to the poor, no strings attached.
and cigarettes. A 2014 World Bank meta-study of cash transfers to the poor across Africa, Asia, and Latin America found the same thing. Poor families
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
Although the ministry has existed for more than a decade, efforts within Asia started five years ago during a pan-Asian meeting of church planters and missionaries connected to
Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?
o·ral·i·ty: the quality of being spoken or verbally communicated
After hosting multiple orality training workshops and using orality on mission trips in Asia, Africa, and Central America, a church in the Midwest is now using these methods in their
Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame
The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand
of honor-shame. Jackson Wu is a professor of theology and missiology for Chinese pastors in East Asia. He blogs at jacksonwu.org. His books include
Religious Life on the High Seas
An interview with Stephen Berry about faith and seafaring when the world traveled mostly by ship.
To give an example, one sailor I came across started a voyage to Asia as a common seaman. After the American Revolution, Asia opened up to American shipping.