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International Development

The Goal of International Development: God's Will on Earth as It Is in Heaven

This anthology is a collection of William Carey International University faculty and student writings concerning the nature and goals of international development. This book is the first in the WCIU Press International Development Series. The perspectives of twelve different authors are represented.

About the Editor: Beth Snodderly (D. Litt.) is the President of the William Carey International University.
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International Development from a Kingdom Perspective

The articles compiled here by James Butare-Kiyovu highlight the promise God holds out for those who would work towards shalom on this earth, and offer the same challenge that is quoted from the late Dr. Ralph D. Winter in the introduction to this anthology: 'No generation has less excuse than ours if we do not do as He asks'

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International Development from an Integrative Perspective

This third book in WCIU's International Development series presents an integrated approach to international development. Articles by scholars such as Ralph Winter, Andrew Walls, and more lend unique perspective to different aspects of the historical, social, cultural, religious, educational, economic, and political environments in which Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Churches work. Development agencies who adopt an integrative perspective will better discover and address human problems at their roots.

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Dissertations

EMS Dissertation Series
Saving God's Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame

Years ago, the author had a startling realization. Theologians and pastors have long taught on the glory of God and its central importance in the Bible. However, because he was living in East Asia, it also dawned on the author that this sort of talk about God's glory, praising Him, and magnifying His name was simply another way of talking about honor and shame. When the author looked at most theology and ministry-related books, he found that honor and shame seemed to be treated differently. Anthropologists talked about honor-shame, but theologians largely focused more on legal metaphors. The author could see both themes in Scripture but couldn't find help as to how to bring them together. This study was developed in order to address this gap and bring those themes together.

About the Author:: Jackson Wu has a Ph.D in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, having earned an M.Div (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), M.A. (Philosophy, Texas A&M), and a B.S. (Applied Mathematics, Texas A&M). He has worked as a church planter and now teaches theology and missiology for Chinese pastors. In addition to his published journal articles, he maintains a blog at jacksonwu.org.

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Author: Jackson Wu
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2013
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A Model for Theologizing in Arab Muslim Contexts

The need for this study arose from personal experience as to the inadequate, inappropriate, and ineffective nature of Western Christian theology in Arab Muslim contexts. Its aim is to explore the issues involved in enabling Western Christian theologians, theological educators, and expatriate workers, as well as Arab Christian and Muslim followers of Christ, to develop appropriate theology for Arab Muslim contexts. The goal of such theology is to present biblical truth that is more natural, relevant, understandable, and transformational.

About the Author:Mark Harlan is a professor and director of the Abraham Center of Islamic & Muslim Studies at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (http://www.gial.edu) in Dallas, Texas. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he completed his Master of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary. For most of the past three decades, his family of five lived among Muslims in the Arab world and Africa, as he served in ministries of church planting, field leadership, theological & ministry education, humanitarian aid, and Muslim-Christian relations. Mark was academic dean and a faculty member at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary for eight years and then at William Carey International University. He has also taught at Biola University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Washington Bible College, Capital Bible Seminary, and the Master's College. Mark regularly travels to the former Soviet Union as an instructor for Encountering the World of Islam.

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Author: Mark Harlan
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2013
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Appropriate Development for Nomadic Pastoralists

This study focuses on what is meant by appropriate development for nomadic pastoralists. It is based on the perception that those societies which traditionally live in arid and semi-arid lands with their main livelihood derived from herding animals, have their own objectives and a wealth of indigenous knowledge, both of which must be taken into account when development plans are being made.

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Author: Malcolm Hunter
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2013
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Ralph D. Winter: Early Life and Core Missiology

Ralph D. Winter (1924-2009) ranks among the most influential missiologists of the 20th Century. Missiologists and Christian leaders around the world have recognized his many significant contributions to the evangelical approach to the Great Commission task. To date, there is no complete or even popular biographical work on Winter, although a number of short articles have been written about him.

This dissertation seeks to provide a thorough account, tying together the threads of Winter's life and work. That process should shed light on issues within of the history and development of missiological thinking in the West in the late twentieth century.

About the Author:: Greg H Parsons is the Global Director of the USCWM and the Ralph D. Winter Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at the William Carey International University. Greg worked with Ralph Winter for almost 28 years, and led the USCWM for 20 of those years. He has traveled extensively in mission circles, and continues to serve on a number of mission boards, including Missio Nexus (the North American mission network).

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Author: Greg H Parsons
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2012
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Important Factors in Pre-Field and Field Based Preparation of Missionaries Serving with Cross and Crescent International

The most important event happening in our world today is the story of the Lord Jesus Christ as he works through his people in making disciple multipliers among every people group on earth. Exactly what kind of disciples are needed to do that? Many pre-field training programs have traditionally been designed within parameters that primarily emphasized the cognitive, with too little emphasis upon the whole person. In addition, very few studies on missionary training, up to this point, have been made by asking the practitioners what they sense was important in their own training. This study examines missionary training within the author's own mission agency, which is dedicated to take the gospel of Christ to unreached Muslim people groups, and seeks to ascertain what was important in pre-field and field-based training for CCI workers.

About the Author:: The author has served since 2001 as U.S. Director for an international mission agency to Muslims based in the U.K. He and his wife served previously for 28 years in Germany with Torchbearers International, including a time as guest pastor in the Bavarian Lutheran church. He holds an M.A. in New Testament studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and an M.A. in Muslim Studies and D. Min. with concentration in Missiology from Columbia Biblical Seminary. The Brashers have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

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Author: Herbert Brasher, Jr.
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2013
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Conversion and Post-Conversion Experiences of Hindu-Background Believers with Applications to Local Church Ministry in Southern California

The motivation for this study was to help Indian churches in Southern California be more effective in their evangelistic strategies and discipleship efforts in order to produce new converts who are growing in the Lord. The author investigated the conversion and post-conversion experiences of believers who were born and brought up in the Hindu religion. Moreover, he discovered the real issues that these converted believers experienced and, in some cases, are still experiencing. The central understanding to emerge from the study was that the Hindu-background believers' [HBB] conversion and post-conversion adaptations are gradual. HBBs consider their experiences to be different from those of traditional converts (i.e., those who grew up in the Church). Persistence is required on the part of believers to bring Hindus to Christ. Due to this gradual process, it takes years for Hindus to come to faith in Christ, which affects the growth of Indian churches in Southern California.

About the Author:: Dr. Asher Mathew is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel La Palma, CA. He received his Th.M. from Evangelical Theological Seminary, Bangalore, India; M.A. in Intercultural Studies & Doctor of Missiology degrees from Biola University, CA. He and his family live in Los Angeles, CA.

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Author: Asher Mathew
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2013
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Reshaping Evangelicalism's Future Leaders: How Short Term Urban Service Experiences are Influencing the Theology, Social Change Strategy, Cultural Awareness, and Social Connections of a Group of Evangelical College Students

Many evangelical college students are going on urban immersion experiences in order to serve the city, learn about justice and poverty, and grow in their connectedness to poor and ethnically diverse people. These trips cost less than international trips, present fewer language and culture barriers, and often are experienced as life changing events much like international trips. But little research has been done on these urban short term immersion experiences. This dissertation explores the impact on the theology (spiritual capital), social change strategy and cultural awareness (cultural capital), and social connections (social capital) of a group of evangelical college students.

About the Author:: Rick is an Associate Professor at Wheaton College and the Director of the Masters in Evangelism and Leadership and the Masters in Missional Church Movements degrees. Rick is also an Associate evangelist and former National Coordinator for Evangelism with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Rick was in campus ministry for 25 years, and regularly speaks and ministers as an evangelist on campuses in many different parts of the country. In addition, Rick is an ordained Anglican priest, and served for three years as Pastor of Evangelism and Small Groups for Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois, a church known for its healing prayer ministry. Rick earned his M.Div. from Northern Baptist Seminary, studying with Ray Bakke, and focusing his studies in evangelism and urban ministry. He received his PHD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2007.

Rick's latest book, Reimagining Evangelism has been turned into a DVD based curriculum. Rick has also published four Bible discussion guides for seekers and skeptics, a book on healing prayer and co-written with Brenda Salter McNeil a book entitled The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change.

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Author: Rick Richardson
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2013
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Textbooks for African Bible Colleges

This dissertation examines the effectiveness of using books that are primarily narrative as textbooks in African Bible colleges. The importance of narrative communication is frequently discussed in the literature. Narrative is considered an important tool in communicating the gospel in many situations. The research upon which this dissertation is based sought to measure the effect of narrative against the effect of essay in an experiment conducted with ninety-three subjects at George Benson Christian College in Zambia and thirty-five subjects at Ghana Baptist Seminary.

This study is important because it attempts to examine empirically the theory that narrative communication of the gospel is desirable in Africa or in the third world in general. In this respect it carries forward the work of Steffen and Klem. It also addresses related issues often discussed in the literature, such as field dependency and educational goals in Bible college education. In this respect it carries forward the work of Bowen and Buconyori.

This study will be of particular interest to those involved in the training of Christian workers in Africa. It may also be of use to church planters in Africa and to theological educators in other parts of the world.

About the Author:: Thayer Salisbury is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University (BA), Abilene Christian University (MA) and Concordia Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He has served on the staff of Bible colleges in Nigeria, Swaziland, and Canada. He has also been a guest lecturer at schools in Ghana and Zambia. He and his wife, Chery, have four sons and five grandchildren.

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Author: Thayer Allyn Salisbury
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2013
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Filipino Kingdom Workers: An Ethnographic Study in Diaspora Missiology

Mass migration is an undeniable force in the world today as over 192 million people transverse the globe in unprecedented diaspora. These migrants are affecting change wherever they go as they intermingle with locals and other migrants. In recent years missiologists recognized the immense potential that Christians in diaspora have as already-deployed Kingdom workers, and joined the growing body of academics tracking international migration. In this dissertation, ethnographic methodology of participant observation and in-depth interview had been employed to gather descriptive data about Filipino Kingdom workers.

About the Author:: Joy received his theological and ministry training from Western Seminary (D.Miss.); Reformed Theological Seminary (D.Min.); Edmonton Baptist Seminary (M.T.S.); and Canadian Theological Seminary (M.Miss.).

Joy is a missions practitioner who travels extensively around the globe mobilizing Christians in diaspora, particularly the globally scattered Filipinos to help fulfill the Great Commission. Born and raised in the Philippines, Joy and his wife Lulu are based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Author: Sadiri Emmanuel Santiago B. Tira
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2012
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A Grounded Theory of Behavior Transformation among Filipino Christian Women

This study proposes a substantive theory about the transformation process: conversion initiates a process wherein Filipinas come to understand the Bible as the standard of truth; subsequently, they become conscious that their behavior needs to mirror this standard. This understanding, added to empowering elements and catalysts, and conveyed by culturally appropriate delivery systems, results in behavior transformation.

About the Author:: Kimberly Snider lives in the Philippines where she has served as a missionary with Assemblies of God World Missions since 1988. She is presently the director of print publications for Asia Pacific Media where she teaches classes in magazine article writing and radio scripting, as well as serving as facilitator for other seminars. Snider is the editor of Moms, a short quarterly publication for Filipino mothers, and the author of 3 books targeted at Filipino families. She serves as adjunct faculty for Asia Pacific Theological Seminary. Snider received her PhD in intercultural education from Biola University.

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Author: Kimberly Fennessey Snider
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2012
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A Theological Analysis of the Insider Movement Paradigm from Four Perspectives: Theology of Religions, Revelation, Soteriology and Ecclesiology

Combining elements of the missiological concepts of people movements and high-level contextualization, the Insider Movement paradigm (IMP) proposes that biblical faith in Jesus can potentially be lived out within any religious culture. Therefore faith in Jesus does not require severing ties with one's pre-faith religious community. This claim represents a new paradigm for ministry among peoples living in predominantly non-Christian religious cultures. To support this claim, IMP proponents appeal to a number of arguments, some of them sociological but others biblical and theological. Many of these claims intersect with four areas of theology: theology of religions, the doctrine of revelation, soteriology, and ecclesiology. This dissertation evaluates the IMP from these four perspectives.

About the Author:: Doug Coleman earned a bachelor's degree in Bible from Columbia International University, a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in International Church Planting and a PhD in Missions from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in overseas missions for 14 years, 13 among Central Asian Muslims with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Coleman is also author of "The Agents of Mission: Humanity," in Theology and Practice of Missions: God, the Church, and the Nations.

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Author: Doug Coleman
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2011
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Muslim Conversions to Christ: An Investigation of Palestinian Converts Living in the Holy Land

Despite the difficulties of reaching the world of Islam with the gospel, individual Muslims do put their faith in Christ. Literature on the subject of Muslim conversions identifies an interesting range of conversion factors. However, little detail is available on Palestinian converts. This qualitative study seeks to identify key conversion factors and test whether these apply to other Muslim converts.

About the Author:: Ant Greenham, Assistant Professor of Missions and Islamic Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Wake Forest, NC, earned his Ph.D. from Southeastern in 2004. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Natal (South Africa) and Criswell College (Dallas, TX) respectively. Before embarking on his current academic career, he served the South African Embassy in Tel Aviv in the 1980s and opened the first South African Embassy in Amman in 1993. He and his wife Eva have two adult children and a number of grandchildren.

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Author: Ant Greenham
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2011
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An Interdependence Model for Mission: Alliance between the Oregon Ministry Network and the Malawi Assemblies of God

The confluence of three streams-the success of the modern missionary movement, the pervasiveness of globalization, and the latent potential of the interdependent body of Christ-indicate that advancing the mission of God in the twenty first century calls for new ways of thinking and doing mission. This project demonstrated that these three existing conditions afford the Church the opportunity to employ international ministry partnerships as a means of engaging the whole Church in the mission of God for the whole world.

About the Author:: Boyd S. Powers, an ordained Assemblies of God minister, has served as pastor in Oregon, as a world missionary to Malawi, Africa, and as a member of the executive leadership team of the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God. He presently serves on the Board of Northwest University, the Board of Regents for Africa's Hope, and on the faculty of Pan-Africa Theological Seminary located in Lome, Togo. He earned a B.A. in Bible from Central Bible College and an M.A. in Biblical Literature from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, where he also earn a D.Min. in Missional Leadership.

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Author: Boyd S. Powers
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2011
Binding: Paperback, 172 Pages
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The Use of Business in Missions in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Business as mission (BAM) is an emerging term and a developing concept. There has been much fascination in both mission and business circles with the concept of strategically using business to accomplish missional purposes. Conferences and consultations have been held around the world. Though the term BAM is ubiquitous in mission circles, there is great disparity in what it means. There has been much talk about BAM in theory, but far less research done on how it works out in reality. The purpose of this study is to help remedy this situation by taking an in-depth look at business as mission in a single cultural context, namely Chiang Mai, Thailand.

About the Author:: Mark L. Russell is the cofounder of Russell Media. He earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Auburn University. He has published over 100 academic and popular level publications and taught at eight universities in five countries, including Asbury Theological Seminary, George Fox University and Bakke Graduate University. Mark has lived and worked in Russia, Chile and Germany and traveled to over 70 countries. His publications include The Missional Entrepreneur, Routes and Radishes and Other Things to Talk About at the Evangelical Crossroads, and Our Souls at Work: How Great Leaders Live Their Faith in the Global Marketplace.

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Author: Mark L. Russell
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2011
Binding: Paperback, 318 Pages
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God First-Go Forward: The Impact of the South Africa General Mission/Africa Evangelical Fellowship on the Africa Evangelical Church, 1962-1994

This study examines archival materials, pertinent literary sources, and fifteen interviews in order to understand the impact on the Africa Evangelical Church (AEC) by its founding body, the South Africa General Mission/Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF). It also explores the possible contributions that both the Mission and the Church could make to their continued growth as they move together into the 21st century.

About the Author:: Thomas Kopp, son of missionary parents, was born and raised in southern Africa. He attended Multnomah School of the Bible and the University of Washington. Following his marriage to Bonnie, he served with the Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) from 1970 to 1986. From 1986 to 1991, Kopp served first as the northwestern representative, then as the United States public ministries director for the AEF. Since 1991 Kopp has taught at Multnomah University and now directs the school's intercultural studies department. He is a member of the Evangelical Missiological Society.

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Author: Thomas Kopp
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2011
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Finishing Well: Encouraging Pastors to Persevere under Persecution


What are the factors that cause pastors to give up their calling and what can be done to mitigate those factors? What can the North American Church do to encourage pastors to remain faithful to their calling to serve and lead local churches? Ultimately the purpose of this qualitative study is to discover the factors that enabled pastors in a particular context to successfully persevere under persecution and to fulfill their calling as pastors so that these principles may be applied to persecuted Christians worldwide.

About the Author:: As President and Chief Executive Officer of East-West Ministries International, Donald "Kurt" Nelson provides leadership and oversight to all worldwide ministry endeavors in the 44 countries in which East-West currently operates. After serving with East-West for 15 years, Nelson became CEO in June 2010. He assisted in launching the Institutes for Emerging Itinerant Evangelists in Russia, Kazakhstan, and India, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors, the Executive Team, the Strategic Leadership Team, and the Office of Field Ministries. Nelson also personally leads East-West short term trips to India, Russia, Kazakhstan, East Asia, and Cuba. Prior to East-West, he served as Vice President of Global Missions Fellowship (GMF - now E3 Partners), where he directed the Russia Field and the Marketing /Communications Department. Also while at GMF, he led evangelism teams to many countries including Russia, Haiti, the Ukraine, Latvia, Japan, and Cuba. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, his Master's degree of Theology in World Missions from Dallas Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry degree in Missions Leadership from Columbia International University.

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Author: Kurt Nelson
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2011
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Global Issues

Christian Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

How should Christians respond to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which, for decades, has been the focus of media reports on suicide bombings, wars, billions in military weaponry, and countless diplomatic efforts towards resolution by presidents and prime ministers? In this volume, you'll hear the voices of Jews and Arabs of faith as they passionately share their perspective on what has happened and how we should understand the present situation in the light of Scripture.

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Edited by Wesley H. Brown & Peter F. Penner
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Education

Diversified Theological Education

The central concern of Diversified Theological Education, which includes Theological Education by Extension, is access. TEE and DTE models have made enormous progress in the urgent task of equipping all God's people for ministry. Ross Kinsler has compiled in this anthology important case studies of the diverse means of contemporary theological education.

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Author: Ross Kinsler, ed.
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2007
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Theological Education by Extension

This 40th Anniversary reprint edition is an exact replica of the original publication from 1969. Dr. Ralph D. Winter's experience and observations of Theological Education in Central America helped initiate the early Theological Education by Extension movement. There are many authors in this work representing a variety of perspectives that can still contribute to the TEE movement today.This book chronicles that experience in detail. WCIU Press is privileged to celebrate the past forty years of the TEE Movement and Ralph Winter's life and ministry with the release of this reprint edition.

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Edited by Ralph D. Winter
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Mission & Church History

First the Kingdom of God: Global Voices on Global Mission


First the Kingdom of God assembles a collection of essays from renowned Christian leaders of diverse cultures at the frontiers of global Christianity to elevate the conversation and to address key aspects of the changing trends aforementioned. This volume offers unique perspectives from multiple disciplines, ethno-racial diversity, and confessional affiliations. The lay person, clergy, or scholar is invited to re-examine his/her theological and social framework of missions afresh in the light of a global and interconnected geo-political global landscape. The contributors have aptly married first class scholarship with accessible style for general readership to inform, ignite a new passion, and refocus mission praxis on the Master's vision-to "seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness" (Matt. 6:33).

About the Editors:: Daniel K. Darko is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Gordon College.
Beth Snodderly is the President of William Carey International University.

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Editors: Daniel K. Darko and Beth Snodderly
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2014
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Connecting Horizons with Job: Pastoral care (in cooperation with professionals) in the trauma coping process.


What specific contribution can the spiritual counselor or pastor make to the trauma healing process, alongside other professionals? From his own competence on religious domain, the pastor can guide the counselee in tackling the "Question of God" and help to restore the connection with God. This pastoral counseling demands a safe setting, safeguarding of the counselee's autonomy and a "non-anxious presence" by the pastor. Especially important is that the pastor adopts an open attitude which does not shy away from the counselee's (sometimes unspeakable) suffering and that he does not, on forehand, take an apologetic stance.

The Book of Job can help to express the confusion of feelings that are evoked in a traumatic context, in particular in the relationship with God, other people and oneself. The language of Job appears to be very useful in formulating the experience of suffering and asking the most penetrating life questions.

About the Author:: Egbert Brink studied theology at the Theological University of Kampen and the Faculte Libre de Theologie Reformee in Aix-en-Provence, majoring in the Old Testament and Dogmatics. He has served as a minister in Waddinxveen since 1997, previously having served the congregation of Nijmegen from 1990 onward. In 2003 he started working as lecturer Biblical Theology (exegesis and hermeneutics) for the Bachelor program for Theology provided by the Gereformeerde Hogeschool (Reformed Academy) in Zwolle. Starting 1 August 2012, he has been appointed as part-time lecturer at the Theological University of Kampen, for education and guidance in the field of the Old Testament particularly with regard to the Old Testament Books of Wisdom.

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Author: Egbert Brink
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2013
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My Cup Overflows

The story of Chan Young Choi is inspiring and challenging. The enormity and influence of Amity Foundation Press, at this point having printed over 100 million bibles in China, alone testifies to the mark Chan Young Choi has left on the missionary movement. As Paul Pierson comments in his foreword, "Who could have authored such a story? The answer is, only God! The life of Chan Young Choi demonstrates how faithful obedience to Jesus Christ leads to the most productive and authentic life anyone can live."
About the Author:: Peter Yuntaeg Im is the Director of the Global Leadership Center at William Carey International University.

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Author: Peter Yuntaeg Im
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2012
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Biblical Multicultural Teams

Biblical Multicultural Teams speaks to the heart of cultural misunderstanding- our childhood upbringing. Sheryl Takagi Silzer is able in this work to provide both an honest look at her own cross-cultural experience and an astute academic understanding of cross-cultural communication. We all work and function in a multicultural world. The advice and wisdom in Biblical Multicultural Teams will thus enable you to take a hard look at assumptions and attitudes found in your team and to work on submitting them to biblical standards of interaction.

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Author: Sheryl Takagi Silzer
WCIU Press, 2011
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The Dynamics of Christian Mission

In this text, Paul E. Pierson, Dean Emeritus of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, guides the reader through a missiological view of history from Christ to the present. Pierson particularly highlights the contexts by which the biblical faith moved into new and different cultures. Today, the Christian faith, is the most geographically and culturally diverse worldwide movement that exists. Paul E. Pierson's book illuminates how this amazing fact has come about and how the trend will continue.

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Author: Paul E. Pierson
WCIU Press, 2009
Paperback, 368 pages
ISBN-10: 0865850062
ISBN-13: 9780865850064
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Frontiers in Mission

This is an inductive, autobiographical presentation of the process of finding, recognizing, or discovering problems. It is only secondarily focused on solving them. Its purpose is not only to search for solutions for problems already under consideration, but also to use those problems as a means of gaining expertise in the identification of other obstacles to common and uncommon goals.

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Author: Ralph D. Winter
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2005
Binding: Paperback, 340 Pages
ISBN 10: 0865850100
ISBN 13: 9780865850101
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Edinburgh 2010: Springboard for Mission

The World Missionary Conference of Edinburgh 1910 was an epoch-making event. Edinburgh 2010: Springboard for Mission provides an overview of the momentous 1910 conference and analyzes the many streams of development in global Christianity which flowed from the first Edinburgh conference. This primer on the importance of Edinburgh 1910 and the forthcoming 2010 conference looks both at the achievements and downfalls of the past as well as pushes the Christian missions movement forward to the future. As Kenneth Ross writes in this volume, "the centenary of Edinburgh 1910 is an occasion which challenges the global missionary movement to re-gather and take stock again of how it stands in relation to its task."
The time has come for the missions movement to gain new momentum and definition for the task ahead. Edinburgh 2010 truly has the potential to serve as a new springboard for mission.

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Author Kenneth R. Ross
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2009
Binding: Paperback, 90 pages
ISBN 10: 0865850089
ISBN 13: 9780865850088
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Edinburgh 2010: New Directions for Church in Mission

The centenary of the "Edinburgh 1910" World Missionary Conference has proved to be a suggestive moment for those concerned with the question of how the church of Jesus Christ engages the world in which it is set. "Edinburgh 2010" has succeeded in bringing together a broader representation of world Christianity than has ever before been mobilized in a common project. It has been able to draw on the experience and insights of people from every continent. It has also been enriched by the gifts and wisdom of almost every conceivable Christian tradition-from Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic to Pentecostal and Independent. This small book offers a bird's eye view of the results of the study process which has engaged nine key themes in preparation for the historic Edinburgh 2010 conference. It brings into sharp focus the crucial issues facing Christian mission today - in a way which invites both personal reflection and group discussion. Written in non-technical language and providing pithy accounts of the outcomes of the study process, this book is an ideal place to start for anyone aiming to become familiar with the substance of the discussion being generated by Edinburgh 2010.

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Author: Kenneth Ross
Binding: Paperback, 110 pages
Publisher: WCIU Press (April 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865850097
ISBN-13: 978-0865850095
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Edinburgh 2010: Fresh Perspectives on Christian Mission

The Edinburgh 2010 study process has created a diverse community of discussion and reflection which spans the globe and extends broadly across the full spectrum of church life. At no time or place have all of its participants ever come together. Yet they have found ways to unite and connect - through a website, through email, Skype and Facebook, and through occasional meetings or consultations to address particular issues. The process is therefore informed by possibly a wider range of experience than has ever before been applied to questions of church and mission. From such an extensive web of international interaction this small book has emerged.

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Author: Kenneth Ross
Binding: Paperback, 108 pages
Publisher: WCIU Press (April 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865850149
ISBN-13: 978-0865850149
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Edinburgh 2010: Youth Perspectives

It has often been said that youth are the future of the Church. While this may be true, it is important to realize that while youth will eventually become the Church of tomorrow, they are also intricately involved in the formation and development of the Church of today. With this in mind, the organizers of the Edinburgh 2010 conference, which commemorates the centenary celebration of the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference, have included 'Youth and Mission' as one of their seven transversal topics to be discussed in the Edinburgh 2010 study process. This book, consisting of a series of essays, provides a look into the various perspectives of youth from around the world, as they engage in the challenges facing the Church today and the opportunities for the future. The authors of these essays provide new and refreshing approaches to Christian witness within the 21st Century.

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Author: Kirk Sandvig
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: WCIU Press (June 28, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0865850127
ISBN-13: 978-0865850125
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Missions Practice in the 21st Century

The landscape and ministry context in the 21st Century is markedly different from the last century. Notably present are the socio-cultural forces of globalization, postmodernism, terrorism and international migration. This book is a collection of writings from 15 different authors, including Ralph D. Winter and George Verwer, speaking to the issues of our day and age and how they affect the practice of missions in the 21st Century. This is the first book in the timely WCIU Press Diaspora Series.

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Edited by Enoch Wan and Sadiri Joy Tira
WCIU Press, 2009
Paperback, 248 Pages
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The Impossible Challenge: The Founding of the US Center for World Mission

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Editor: Ralph D. Winter
ISBN: 0-86585-003-8
This is a complete reprint of the first four years of the Mission Frontiers Bulletin. This reprint is a reflection on an unusual cluster of events that brought about the founding of the US Center for World Mission. These issues are reprinted in commemoration of twenty-five years of continuous publication of the Mission Frontiers bulletin. This book includes a preface, comments on each issue, and an interesting introduction by the late Dr. Ralph D. Winter.
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New Light from the Ancient Greek Bible, Second Edition


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A Strong's-Indexed Edition of George Morrish's "A Concordance of the Septuagint"
Editor: George Morrish
Publication Year: 1998
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A Synopsis of the Gospels from Codex Vaticanus


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Organized around the Gospel of Matthew in Horizontal Line and Parallel Column Format
Editor: Reuben Swanson
Publication Year: 2011
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New Testament Greek Manuscript Series


Edited by Reuben J. Swanson
Compiled and edited by New Testament scholar Reuben J. Swanson, the volumes in the New Testament Greek Manuscripts series present all the known variants in Greek to the texts of various New Testament books in an easy-to-follow, verse-by-verse format. Advanced students of the New Testament, Bible translators, and New Testament textual scholars can see at a glance any variations between the surviving Greek witnesses in any given verse. Available volumes include The Four Gospels, Acts, Romans, Galatians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, each with a brief introduction to New Testament textual scholarship and helpful appendixes.

 


New Testament Greek Manuscripts: 4 Gospels pack (4 volumes)

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Author: Reuben Swanson
Publisher: WCIU Press, 1995
Binding: Paperback, 1296 Pages
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New Testament Greek Manuscripts: Matthew

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ISBN: 0865850518
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New Testament Greek Manuscripts: Mark

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ISBN: 0865850526
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New Testament Greek Manuscripts: Luke

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ISBN: 0865850534
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New Testament Greek Manuscripts: John

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ISBN: 0865850542
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New Testament Greek Manuscripts: Acts

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Author: Reuben J. Swanson
Publisher: WCIU Press, 1998
Binding: Paperback, 513 Pages
ISBN 10: 0865850550
ISBN 13: 9780865850552
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New Testament Greek Manuscripts: Romans

Details Author: Reuben Swanson
Publisher: WCIU Press, 2006
Binding: Paperback, 394 Pages
ISBN 10: 0865850739
ISBN 13: 9780865850736
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New Testament Greek Manuscripts: Galatians

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Author: Reuben Swanson
Publisher: WCIU Press, 1999
Binding: Paperback, 135 Pages
ISBN 10: 0865850690
ISBN 13: 9780865850699
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