Friday, 17 July 2009

'Encounters' Redcliffe's Mission ezine


'Encounters'  the Redcliffe College ezine is an excellent free resource for poeple interested in misison  
Produced to resource the mission community, Encounters Mission Ezine is a topical mission magazine / mission journal published online every two months.  Encounters is a place to discuss issues being faced in mission and provides a unique space where those involved in mission can respond and express their views.

I want  to draw your attention to 2 editions in particular, which focus on Asia:  

Crucial issues facing Asian mission  ezine No 16 (Feb 07)

  Crucial Issues facing Asian Mission  ed Kang San Tan   a variety of issues facing Asian missions reflected through different approaches spanning North Asia, South Asia and South East Asia   You can download the full issue  or individual articles 

  • Article 1:  The Problem of an Alien Jesus for Asian Christianity with Special Reference to Chinese Buddhists.
    (Dr Kang San Tan, 3782 words) 
  • Article 2:  Mind the Gap: The Ongoing Need for Language Learning in Missions Training.
    (Dr Paul Woods, 2963 words)
  • Article 3:  There and Back Again: Reading an Exilic Text for the Post 1987 Operation Lallang Malaysian Church.
    (Rev Anthony Loke, 2522 words) 
  • Article 4:  Reconciliation as Mission.
    (Rev Dr Pervaiz Sultan, 2299 words) 
  • Article 5:  The Malaysian Dilemma: Where is the Racially Reconciled Community?
    (Peter Rowan, 1661 words)
  • Article 6:  The South Asian Diaspora: A Missed Opportunity?
    (Robin Thomson, 2549 words) 
  • Article 7:  The Growth of Christianity in Asia and its Impact on Mission.
    (Dr Julie Ma, 2730 words) 
  • Book Review 1:  A History of Christianity in Asia.
    (By Samuel Hugh Moffett; Orbis Books)
  • Book Review 2:  Shining Like Stars: The Power of the Gospel in the World's Universities.
    (By Lindsay Brown; Inter-Varsity Press)

Encounters Mission Ezine - Issue 24: Partnership Issues in Asian Mission  ezine No 24 (Jun 08) 

Partnership issues in Asian Misison    ed Jonathan Ingleby  consiting of the papers at the Redcliffe/OMF/CMS conference  Growing Asian Mission Movements: Issues and Models for Partnership   You can download the full issue  or individual articles  

  • Article 1:  China and Beyond: Issues, Trends and Opportunities - The Redcliffe Lecture in World Christianity, 2008.
    (Dr Patrick Fung, 7507 words) 
  • Article 2:  Asian Mission Movements from South Asian Contexts.
    (Robin Thomson, 3031 words)
  • Article 3:  Who is in the Driver's Seat? A critique of mission partnership models between Western missions and East Asian mission movements.
    (Dr Kang-San Tan, 3060 words) 
  • Article 4:  Mission Asia: Practical Models in Mission Partnership - a summary.
    (Dr Patrick Fung, 2083 words) 
  • Article 5:  Mission in Partnership: A Response.
    (Mark Oxbrow, 722 words) 
  • Article 6:  Reflections on a Conference: Putting partnership at the top of the agenda.
    (Dr Jonathan Ingleby, 640 words) 
  • Article 7:  A Dilemma for Obedience: An analysis of Japanese Christian Ethics in Silence by Shusaku Endo.
    (Rev Shuma Iwai, 3431 words) 
  • Book Review 1:  Just Walk With Me: A True Story of Inner-City Youth Work.
    (by Jude Simpson and e:merge; Authentic Media) 
  • Book Review 2:  The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time by Tom Sine.
    (by Tom Sine; Inter-Varsity Press, USA) 

Redcliffe's ezine has many supporters and contributers, and CMS is one. I have written an article for the next issue based on a paper at the recent conference on Asian Mission Movements. It highlights some of the changes weare going through. I'll keep you posted on its publication.   

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