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Journal Cover Missiology : An International Review
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     ISSN (Print) 0091-8296 - ISSN (Online) 2051-3623
     Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [739 journals]
  • Editor's Notes
    • Authors: Starcher R. L.
      Pages: 244 - 244
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614537427|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/244
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • John Gatu and the moratorium on missionaries
    • Authors: Reese R.
      Pages: 245 - 256
      Abstract: In 1971, John Gatu, General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, issued a famous moratorium on foreign missionaries and funds. The immediate reaction was strong and provoked a debate about mission that continues to this day. This article investigates Gatu’s motivation for such abrupt and controversial action and makes a case for considering the moratorium to be a milestone in mission history, marking the symbolic end of the colonial mission paradigm and the start of the postcolonial mission era.
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613502143|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613502143
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • The Meaning of the missio Dei: Reflections on Lesslie Newbigin's Proposal
           That Mission Is of the Essence of the Church
    • Authors: Sarisky D.
      Pages: 257 - 270
      Abstract: The article is an exposition and critique of Lesslie Newbigin’s view of the church and its mission, according to which the church’s mission is compared with and taken up into the sending of the Spirit and the Son by the Father. The conclusion is that Newbigin’s ecclesiology has great merit in that it challenges the Christian community to realize that it is not even truly a church unless it is active in missions. But, at the same time, the essay argues that there are aspects of God’s missional work that Newbigin’s view does not fully integrate.
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613497465|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613497465
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Already-mission: Expanding congregational mission
    • Authors: Morrison B. T.
      Pages: 271 - 283
      Abstract: The concept of already-mission is developed as a corrective to current missional literature on congregational development. Remnants of the extractional approach to congregational development are critiqued. These problematic assumptions include viewing congregational leaders as mission brokers and parishioners as missional blank slates. The already-mission approach is presented as an alternative to colonial habits in congregational mission strategy. Already-mission is described using categories of values, vision, mission, and covenant. Interview questions, tested with parishioners and seminary students, are developed. Partnership practices and examples are explored, and congregational readiness factors in relation to the already-mission model are discussed.
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613507023|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613507023
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • The Half-life of Missiological Facts
    • Authors: Nehrbass K.
      Pages: 284 - 294
      Abstract: An obscure field called scientometrics—the study of how rapidly academic research is produced and how quickly it becomes outdated—has recently been popularized by Stephen Arbesman’s (2012) book, The Half-life of Facts. This article employs the methods of scientometrics to measure the rate at which new missiological information is being published, and the rate at which this research is going out of date. Mission leaders can use this data to obtain a clearer picture of how the discipline of missiology is reacting to a changing world. This will allow us to concentrate on trends that matter, and on theories and strategies that will have maximum staying power.
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613497872|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613497872
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Mission as Prophetic Dialogue: A Case Study from Colombia
    • Authors: Lamberty K. M.
      Pages: 295 - 308
      Abstract: Over the last 100 years we have seen dramatic changes in the ways that Christian churches have approached mission. In the United States, mission is now dominated by activities such as short-term immersion trips, church-to-church global partnerships, young adult volunteer programs, or lay mission programs that send individuals or families for temporary assignments. In this context of rapid change, Steve Bevans and Roger Schroeder published their groundbreaking work, Constants in Context, which provides guidelines for mission—summarized by the term prophetic dialogue—that acknowledge that Christianity is by its nature mission-oriented, and that the nature of our mission must take into account centuries of wisdom and at the same time modify itself with changing times. Based on a case study in Colombia, this article proposes that the practice of international accompaniment in zones of violent conflict is an example of prophetic dialogue in practice, and thus can serve as a model for other twenty-first-century mission activities.
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613498186|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613498186
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Contextualising sin for cross-cultural evangelism
    • Authors: Hibbert, R; Hibbert, E.
      Pages: 309 - 321
      Abstract: This article explores the miscommunication of the concept of sin and consequently of the gospel due to mismatches between missionaries’ and host people’s understandings of sin. Examples of the miscommunication of sin in several cultural contexts due to gospel communicators’ limited and fixed understanding of sin are given. The Bible’s portrayals of both the multifaceted nature of sin and the corresponding multifaceted nature of the gospel are examined. Based on these, an approach to more effective communication of the concept of sin is outlined, which includes appreciating its multifaceted nature, analysing how the local people view it, and examining how the Bible speaks to the local people’s particular understanding of sin.
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613510439|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613510439
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: The New Evangelization: Responding to the Challenge of
           Indifference and New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today
    • Authors: Gregory W. P.
      Pages: 322 - 324
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/322
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: God Has No Favourites: The New Testament on First-Century
    • Authors: Dean M. W.
      Pages: 324 - 325
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:27-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444a|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/324
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: The Connecting Church 2.0: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic
    • Authors: Hopkins M.
      Pages: 325 - 326
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444b|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/325
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: When "Spiritual But Not Religious" Is Not Enough: Seeing God
           in Surprising Places, Even the Church
    • Authors: Kinsey A.
      Pages: 326 - 326
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444c|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/326
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: No Solitary Effort: How the CIM Worked to Reach the Tribes of
           Southwest China
    • Authors: Scott D.
      Pages: 327 - 328
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444d|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/327
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: Rethinking Mission in the Postcolony: Salvation, Society and
    • Authors: Cronshaw D.
      Pages: 328 - 329
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444e|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/328
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: Come and See: An Eastern Orthodox Perspective on
    • Authors: Dekar P. R.
      Pages: 329 - 330
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444f|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/329
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: Short-Term Mission: An Ethnography of Christian Travel
           Narrative and Experience
    • Authors: Hu S.
      Pages: 330 - 331
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444g|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/330
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: Contextuality and Intercontextuality in Public Theology
    • Authors: Hagley S. J.
      Pages: 331 - 332
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444h|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/331
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: The Poor in Liberation Theology: Pathway to God or
           Ideological Construct?
    • Authors: Smith F. H.
      Pages: 332 - 333
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444i|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/332
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: Understanding Spiritual Warfare
    • Authors: Hibbert R.
      Pages: 333 - 334
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444j|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/333
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Book Review: Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese
           Enlightenment: Heaven and Humanity in Unity
    • Authors: Poston L.
      Pages: 334 - 335
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614528444k|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/334
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
  • Books and media received
    • Pages: 336 - 343
      PubDate: 2014-06-23T02:31:28-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614530938|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/3/336
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)
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