An unpublished review written in 2014 for a university ministry website. Here in Tanzania, a pastor friend of mine has a chicken project to empower people in his local church. You get a loan to buy three chickens and you pay it back by selling the eggs. As the chickens […]
Mission Matters: Love Says Go by Tim Chester, Inter-Varsity Press, 2015. All page numbers indicated below are Kindle locations. Tim Chester‘s short new book is a call to world mission. It’s concise and comprehensive — and it may just have been written for the wrong century. The book opens with […]
Tanzania Snapshots is our educational video library, designed to provide cross-cultural perspectives for our partner churches.
One of the things Arthur and I have listened to on Saturday morning as we’ve rolled our chapatis for the week has been Kang-San Tan‘s talks from CMS SA’s Summer Encounter. They really are outstanding, though you wouldn’t expect anything less from the head of CMS-Asia and former Head of […]
Over at Movements.net, Steve Addison has a cutting little post entitled Celebrating 100 years of missional fog. Apparently 18 major missional leaders in the USA were interviewed, and only half of them drew a strong connection between the mission of Christ and discipleship. What this reflects, according to Steve, is […]
What is the mission of the church? Making sense of social justice, shalom, and the Great Commission by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, 2011. All page numbers indicated below are Kindle locations. This book styles itself as a shot-block to the last 40 years of mission thinking. The authors describe it […]
Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations. This is the claim of a statistical study […]