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Volume 3/Issue 1/February 2017


Global Christianity and the Reformed Evangelicals

This past summer 1,000 young leaders and mentors from over 140 countries for the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta, Indonesia. Formed by Billy Graham and John Stott in 1974, Lausanne is the heir of the Edinburgh missions conference of 1910, and has held conferences and consultations since its founding. It’s original purpose is expressed in the Lausanne Covenant and further expanded in  […]


The “Peculiar Qualifications” and Goals of Frontier Church Planters and Other Missionaries According to the Serampore Form of Agreement (1805)

1.     Introduction

Trending today among church planters in the least-reached parts of the world are strategies that minimize the teaching role of missionaries. These proposals often position themselves as remedy to earlier mistakes, especially the alleged authoritarian “indoctrination” of seekers and converts. However, popular American evangelical missions literature for the most part neglects both adequate biblical reflection and a careful study of  […]

The ‘Mother of the Books’: A Case Study of the Consequences of a Seminal Muslim Idiom Translation

1. Introduction  

            ...and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased." (Matt 3:17 NASB)

            A voice came from heaven saying, This is The Beloved and We are very pleased with him! (Dove 26:20)[1]

In 1987, David Owen working under his independent mission, “Project Sunrise,” introduced his new ‘Muslim-friendly’  […]

Christ Against Culture? A Re-Evaluation Of Wang Mingdao’s Popular Theology

In a 2004 interview, Pastor Samuel Lamb (1924–2013) of Canton mentions the Tiananmen Square Uprising of 1989. At the time, people from his congregation asked him as their pastor to join them in the demonstration, but Pastor Lamb refused. He later told local police––who met with Lamb to require his house church to register––that he was not opposing the government or being an anti-revolutionary. Lamb paid  […]

Conversions to Christianity Among Highly Educated Chinese

1. Introduction - Why this Study? 

1.1  Chinese Intellectuals Turning to Christian Faith

Both in my home country, the Netherlands, and in China many highly educated Chinese men and women with a non-Christian background are showing an interest in Christianity. I am referring to students at a master’s and PhD level, or young  […]

The Africa Study Bible: An Interview with Dr. Matthew Elliott

1.     Introduction

On August 25, 2016, I interviewed Dr. Matthew Elliott of Oasis International (via skype). The focus of the interview was the Africa Study Bible (ASB) that was released in the United States and Africa in February 2016. In this article, I will give a brief history of  […]

Approaches to Ministry

International Churches

I (Dave) still remember the conversation like it was yesterday.

I was on the phone in our apartment in Texas and could not believe what I was hearing about the opportunities to advance the gospel in the Middle East. My wife Gloria could hear my enthusiasm and walked into the room and started eavesdropping on the call. Our new friend, a pastor overseas, was explaining to  […]

Book Reviews

Disaster Ministry Handbook

Disaster Ministry Handbook

By Jamie D. Aten and David M. Boan  /  Reviewed By: Dave Deuel
Theology without Borders: An Introduction to Global Conversations

Theology without Borders: An Introduction to Global Conversations

By William A. Dyrness and Oscar García-Johnson  /  Reviewed By: Joshua Caleb Hutchens
Major Themes of the Qur’an

Major Themes of the Qur’an

By Fazlur Rahman  /  Reviewed By: Evan Burns
Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenant Theologies

Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenant Theologies

By Stephen J. Wellum and Brent E. Parker, eds.,  /  Reviewed By: Sam Emadi