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Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part Two)
What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot
Some Africans interpret Western proponents of orality as “white people implying that Africans can be kept in a state of illiteracy because this is their natural and preferred state.” The goal
Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part One)
What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot
Literacy in the Western developing nations surged soon after, especially with the democratization of education. Eventually, Western mission expansion
The Power of Polarity
It’s past time the ongoing divide between justice and evangelism was broken down.
The Western mind, by default, seeks resolution of tension, elimination of ambiguity, and distinction in borders. But what if the Western mind is wrong?
Ruralology: All It Takes Is Sacrifice, Commitment, and a Desire to Be What God Made Us to Be
It doesn’t matter how grand your vision is if it doesn’t flow with the culture of your community.
It's because of this upbringing that I know I'm wired for rural ministry. A little over a decade ago, I felt the Lord's prompting to plant a church in western Nebraska.
China, House Churches, and the Growth of the Kingdom
Two-thirds of Chinese Christians attend a house church.
Early missionaries to China, concerned that the gospel would become a Western import, formulated the idea that for the Church to become strong, it should be run by nationals
10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity
Moving from addition to reproduction.
the Scriptures). The Baptists and Methodists won the Western Frontier (1795–1810) because they were passionate about their beliefs. The Pentecostals
Evangelism in Leadership: Is It Really as Simple as 5 Simple Steps?
We cannot lead what we do not live.
evangelism. With a trend towards tolerance, evangelism and 'trying to convert' others is often a major turn off in broader American and Western culture.
Some Quick Thoughts on House Churches: The Good, the Bad, and Why You Should Be Open to Them
They appeal to certain church planters and in certain contexts.
right way. On the other hand, house churches are far from the norm in the English-speaking Western world. And, as such, unfamiliar for many. To be
One-Path Evangelism: The Scandalizing Exclusivity of Jesus
We are sinful and desperately in need of rescue.
broccoli. This is especially true of religious claims. Religious pluralism is more palatable for Western society and this worldview rules the day. Pluralism
Protestantism after 500 Years
By 2040, half of all Protestants will live in Africa.
Although for several centuries the Protestant movement was based in Europe, then North America, it eventually expanded out of its Western homelands until it spread all over the world.
One-on-One with Peyton Jones on "Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art"
"I think that every believer has this hidden yet reluctant adventurer inside of them."
Peyton is the author of Reaching The Unreached: Becoming Raiders Of The Lost Art (Zondervan 2017), Regional Church Planter Training Catalyst for NAMB (Western US and Canada
Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame
The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand
0; tweet; share; email; print. Shame is getting exposed, finally. Commentators now observe how Western culture, especially the millennial generation, is becoming more shame-prone.
Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?
o·ral·i·ty: the quality of being spoken or verbally communicated
Modern Western text-based methods alone will not get the job done. Jesus didn't say to make disciples of all literate people groups, but all people groups.
The Two Worlds of a Nigerian Christian Novelist
How Chigozie Obioma’s writing draws on Western and African expressions of faith.
How Chigozie Obioma's writing draws on Western and African expressions of faith. How Chigozie Obioma's writing draws on Western and African expressions of faith.
Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights
What can American Evangelicals learn from their European counterparts in regards to evangelism?
Aug 18, 2016. evangelism, Europe, Postmodern. Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights. Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights.
Actually, Eugene Peterson Does Not Support Same-Sex Marriage
(UPDATED) In retraction, popular author affirms 'a biblical view of everything'—including marriage.
Merritt later posted links to comments made by Peterson at Western Seminary in 2014, where Peterson said he “started to change my mind” on the status quo of gays being “really bad
A Journey as Old as Humanity Itself
What’s behind our timeless fascination with religious pilgrimage?
pilgrimage? AJ Swoboda| December 5, 2016. Image: Zivica Kerkez / Shutterstock. The Pilgrim Journey: A History of Pilgrimage in the Western World Our
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
edges. This narrative of decline may be one of Western society's foundational narratives. To be sure, the narrative of rural decline has roots in reality.
Russia: The Other Christian Nation
A cozy relationship between church and state has lasting implications.
The notion that people will invariably choose a Western-style democracy once they taste the fruits of a market economy has been a bedrock of US foreign policy until just a few years ago
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The Japanese Bible series has sold more than the Jesus Storybook Bible. So why is it not taking off in Japan?
“It is why Japanese churches are built to look like Western constructs, and most songs sung in church are translated from other languages,” he said. “In
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How God Sent His Word to An Iraqi Interpreter
How God Sent His Word to An Iraqi Interpreter
I saw an American soldier reading his Bible, and I wanted to know more.
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