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September 26, 2018
How Cognitive Biases Produce Theological Syncretism
Two things usually escape our notice: cognitive biases and theological syncretism. This is not surprising....
August 21, 2018
Love Lost for the Cause of Christ
"I never made a sacrifice." It doesn't always feel like that. In Love Lost for...
June 27, 2018
Integrating Symbol, Story, and Ritual (by Tom Steffen)
If one’s worldview is constructed through the integration of symbol and story rehearsed through ritual...
June 20, 2018
Looking Back on the Orality Movement (Tom Steffen)
“You’re not going to bed until I hear about what you’ve been doing in Palawan,”...
April 04, 2018
A review of Honor Restored (Cru’s new evangelism tract)
Cru recently released an evangelism tract called “Honor Restored.” This new tool offers people an...
March 14, 2018
Is theological education “necessary” for missionaries?
An article recently came to my attention with a very simple claim. J. Brennan, who...
March 07, 2018
There is More to the Story
This guest post by Robert Strauss is Part 3 of 3 in the series introducing...
February 27, 2018
Awaken to the Cross-Cultural Context (by Robert Strauss)
This guest post by Robert Strauss is Part 2 of 3 in the series introducing...
February 21, 2018
Introducing Story-Strategic Methods (Part 1)
This guest post from Robert Strauss is part 1 of 3 in the series. Reza...
January 10, 2018
Five Problems with Dividing Training and Teaching
Missionaries routinely distinguish training from teaching. This is a problem. This way of framing words...
January 03, 2018
Women and Ascribed Shame (by Moyra Dale)
Today's guest post comes from Moyra Dale, who spent over two decades in the Middle...
December 27, 2017
Theologians and Pastors are Always the Biggest Hypocrites
Many people have the same complaint against Christianity and against theological training. They say the...
December 06, 2017
The Importance of Women in Missionary Work
How do Paul’s remarks about women (e.g., 1 Cor 11, 14; 1 Tim 2; Titus...
November 21, 2017
Why Do We Have “Missionary Wives” But Not “Missionary Husbands”?
A gender divide has always existed among missionaries. We ought to understand the problem before...
October 11, 2017
How Rhetoric Ruins Missions
"Whoever uses the best rhetorical rules" .... Missionary rhetorical results in multiples problems. It silences...
September 27, 2017
6 Ways Honor and Shame Make Disciples (Not Converts)
preview:Honor and shame are essential for being & making disciples. They are more than mere...
August 23, 2017
A Practical Approach to Biblical Contextualization (Session 4 Training Video)
Here is SESSION FOUR of 4 training videos I've released over the summer. This final...
August 16, 2017
A Balanced Critique of Popular Missiological Methods
Few recent missiological articles are as practical and pleasurable as is George Terry’s “A Missiology...
August 02, 2017
How does the Bible explain the gospel? (Session 3 Training Video)
There is one gospel yet many ways to present this message. Accordingly, in addition to...
July 11, 2017
How does the Bible contextualize the gospel? (Session 2 Training Video)
Here is SESSION TWO of 4 training videos I will release this summer. Below, you'll find...
June 14, 2017
Reinterpreting Contextualization (Session 1 Training Video)
In the coming weeks, I will release 4 full length training videos. The audio comes...
June 07, 2017
Should Missionaries Adopt Warriors’ “Run and Gun” Offense?
What can Golden State Warriors teach missionaries? A lot.
May 31, 2017
Reflections on the Reformation 500 and the Gospel Conference
Over four-thousand Chinese leaders and mission workers from around the world recently met in Hong...
May 24, 2017
How Metaphors Make Us Moral
“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.” Arguably, John...
April 27, 2017
Newest “mission and culture” book reviews in Themelios
Themelios just published its April 2017 issue. The assortment of book reviews concerning mission and culture are excellent....
March 08, 2017
How Story Structure Can Clarify Ideas
“Story” is an extremely useful tool for clarifying our key ideas and bringing focus to...
March 01, 2017
Individualism with “Chinese Characteristics”?
“Traditional” views of Chinese culture as so Qing dynasty. That’s what Danny Hsu argues in...
February 28, 2017
Let Us NOT Praise Famous Men: Success in Ministry
Today's guest post comes from ANDREW T. KAISER, PhD, author of Voices from the Past...
February 08, 2017
Contextualize. Don’t Merely Evangelize.
As I waited for my plane, I was stumped by what I was looking at....
February 07, 2017
Educated Chinese Christians and Wang Mingdao’s Popular Theology
Why do educated Chinese Christians both believe and leave the church? And does Wang Mingdao's...
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