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The Holy Spirit And The Nineteenth-Century Mission To Hawaii, Paul Miller Apr 2020

The Holy Spirit And The Nineteenth-Century Mission To Hawaii, Paul Miller

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

This article explores the missionary successes and failures of nineteenth- century Hawaii. It then explores the Holy Spirit connection to these successes and the lack of such a connection regarding the failures. It suggests missionary failures in the area of supernaturalism and Holy Spirit listening, failures to which the missionaries were particularly prone given their almost mono-focus on “civilization” and “education.” It then suggests native Hawaiian failures in, first, addressing their depopulation problem and, second, in attaining their aspirations of economic progress. Finally, facing these failures, it probes certain Holy Spirit perspectives as their potential solution.


Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou Jun 2019

Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

No abstract provided.


Mission In The Diaspora: The Role Of Migrants (Refugees) As Principal Bearers Of The Christian Faith, Emmanuel Anim Mar 2019

Mission In The Diaspora: The Role Of Migrants (Refugees) As Principal Bearers Of The Christian Faith, Emmanuel Anim

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Th is paper explores migration and displacement as both a crisis and opportunity. It maintains that throughout biblical history—and even in the history of modern mission—migrants and refugees have often become the principal bearers of the Christian faith. In our own generation, Africans who have migrated to other parts of the world for various reasons have traveled with their faith. Many African churches such as Kingsway International Christian Centre, Th e Church of Pentecost, Winners Chapel International, International Central Gospel Church, and Victory Bible Church International have all established branches of their churches in the diaspora through the ...


Seeing Lakota Christian Mission History Through The Eyes Of John Wesley’S Image Of God, Susangeline Y. Patrick Jan 2018

Seeing Lakota Christian Mission History Through The Eyes Of John Wesley’S Image Of God, Susangeline Y. Patrick

The Asbury Journal

This paper engages John Wesley’s understanding of the Imago Dei (the image of God) and examines the history of Christian mission among the Native American1 tribes, particularly Lakota2 on Rosebud Reservation and Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Wesley’s view of the image of God in creation, partial loss of the image of God, and restoration of the image of God in Jesus Christ provides a framework to describe both the successes and failures in Lakota mission history. Wesley’s understanding of the Imago Dei challenges current mission theology and praxis to see God’s creation and peoples ...


John Wesley, Irenaeus, And Christian Mission: Rethinking Western Christian Theology, Howard A. Snyder Jan 2018

John Wesley, Irenaeus, And Christian Mission: Rethinking Western Christian Theology, Howard A. Snyder

The Asbury Journal

John Wesley (1703-1791) was a theologian and practitioner of mission. The theological sophistication of his missiology has never been fully appreciated for three reasons: 1) Wesley seldom used the language of “mission,” 2) he intentionally masked the depth of his learning in the interest of “plain, sound English,” and 3) interpreters assumed that as an evangelist, Wesley could not be taken seriously as theologian. Quite to the contrary, this article shows the depth and sophistication of Wesley’s doctrinal and missiological thinking. Reviewing Western Christian theology from the first century to our day, this article examines the close use of ...


The Nature Of The Church's Mission In Light Of The Biblical Origin Of Social Holiness, Ban Seok Cho Jan 2018

The Nature Of The Church's Mission In Light Of The Biblical Origin Of Social Holiness, Ban Seok Cho

The Asbury Journal

This paper intends to find missiological implications that the biblical origin of social holiness has for the church’s mission. In order to accomplish this purpose, this paper, first, identifies the biblical origin of social holiness in the Old Testament narrative and its development in the New Testament narrative. Then, the relationship between the image of God in Genesis 1 and the development of social holiness in the biblical narrative will be discussed. Lastly, in light of the biblical origin of social holiness, missiological implications for the church’s mission are suggested. The thesis of this paper is that social ...


Learning Religion In The Presence Of The Other: Mission And Dialogue In World Catholicism, Matthias Scharer Dec 2017

Learning Religion In The Presence Of The Other: Mission And Dialogue In World Catholicism, Matthias Scharer

Journal of Global Catholicism

Based on selected texts of the Second Vatican Council and related to the process of the Council and Church experiences thereafter, this article offers a brief insight into the theological method known as communicative theology (CT). One of the factors most challenging to mission and dialogue in world Catholicism is the perpetual presence of the “other” as a stranger. This learning religion in the presence of the “other” is not the exception; this article argues that it is, in fact, very typical of mission and dialogue in Africa as well as in Europe


Disabling The Body Of Christ: Toward A Holistic Ecclesiology Of Embodiment, Nancy Jill Hale Sep 2016

Disabling The Body Of Christ: Toward A Holistic Ecclesiology Of Embodiment, Nancy Jill Hale

Journal of Applied Christian Leadership

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A brief history of ecclesiology is followed by an assessment of the embodied ecclesiology of selected theologians. The relationship among embodiment, liturgy, and christian formation is probed. Finally, principles are proposed that answer the question, “What would it mean for the church to be a disabled body?” The intention of these principles is to help churches disable those beliefs and practices that keep them from being the message of the kingdom of God and from embodying the new social reality of the gospel that challenges the values of other social bodies in the world.


Floating Christian Endeavor As A Model For Mission To Migrants, Robert Danielson Jan 2016

Floating Christian Endeavor As A Model For Mission To Migrants, Robert Danielson

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


The Kingdom Life And The Witness Of The Church, Art Mcphee Jan 2016

The Kingdom Life And The Witness Of The Church, Art Mcphee

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


The Faith And Praxis Of Women In Missions In The Early Pentecostal And Holiness Movement, Jody Fleming Jan 2014

The Faith And Praxis Of Women In Missions In The Early Pentecostal And Holiness Movement, Jody Fleming

The Asbury Journal

Women in the early years of the Pentecostal and Holiness movement played a very important part in the advancement of local and world mission. This paper examines not only the contributions women made during this time period, but also the balance they had between their faith and the practice of that faith. This study includes a select group of women chosen for their comprehension of Christian faith and how it impacted their understanding for reaching out to the world around them. Some are better known than others, but each of their stories represents the impact of women on Christian missionary ...


Ships Of The Fleet: An Essay On The Weltanschauung Of The Apostolate And The Mission Of The Spirit, Art Mcphee Jan 2013

Ships Of The Fleet: An Essay On The Weltanschauung Of The Apostolate And The Mission Of The Spirit, Art Mcphee

The Asbury Journal

In honor of Bishop Sundo Kim

This paper was presented in Asbury Theological Seminary, on November 14, 2012, at Dr. Art McPhee’s installation in the Sundo Kim Chair for Evangelism and Practical Theology Expertise: Evangelization Studies. In this essay, he explores the role of the Holy Spirit in mission and evangelism as an often-overlooked subject in the Church today.


John Wesley’S Approach To Mission, R. Jeffrey Hiatt Jan 2013

John Wesley’S Approach To Mission, R. Jeffrey Hiatt

The Asbury Journal

John Wesley’s theology is noted for its soteriological emphasis. Most of his life was spent in England ministering among marginalized people. Much of his practical ministry, publications, prison reform, healthcare interest, education, etc., occurred while trekking through the island. Yet, Wesley’s thoughts and writings reflect the broader world. Although he was not as swift at putting Methodist missionaries abroad as Thomas Coke would have liked, Wesley had a plan in place that took in reaching those populations that claimed other religions as their faith. Thus, he wanted “Moslems,” “Hindoos,” “Hottentots,” “Native Americans,” or more inclusive of every part ...


Vulnerability And Empowerment In Crossing Frontiers: A Christian Theology Of Mission, Lalsangkima Pachuau Jan 2013

Vulnerability And Empowerment In Crossing Frontiers: A Christian Theology Of Mission, Lalsangkima Pachuau

The Asbury Journal

This paper was presented in Asbury Theological Seminary, on May 9, 2013, at Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau’s installation in the J.W. Beeson Chair of Christian Mission. In this essay, he explores the frontier crossing aspects of mission theology in the light of a Trinitarian view of the missio Dei. In particular, he examines the account of Peter and Cornelius crossing the Jewish- Gentile frontier in the book of Acts.


Life In The Spirit: An Overview Of Lesslie Newbigin’S Pneumatology Of Mission, Rob Hughes Jan 2013

Life In The Spirit: An Overview Of Lesslie Newbigin’S Pneumatology Of Mission, Rob Hughes

The Asbury Journal

British missionary Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) was a highly influential missionary theologian, a bishop in the Church of South India, and a leader in the twentieth century ecumenical movement. His writings regarding the missionary nature of the church, the engagement of the post-Christendom West as a mission field, and the theological understanding of mission from a Trinitarian perspective have been foundational for both the missional and emerging church movements. This article presents an overview of one aspect of Newbigin’s thought, which, though constituting a key element of his Trinitarian theology of mission, has often been overlooked—his grasp of the ...


A Macarian-Wesleyan Theology Of Mission, Matt Friedman Jan 2012

A Macarian-Wesleyan Theology Of Mission, Matt Friedman

The Asbury Journal

In this paper, Iwill begin by providing an outline of the development of the theology of union with God, or theoric. I will have a particular focus on fourth-century Syrian monk Macarius-Symeon, whose Fifty Spiritual Homilies had an influence on early Pietism and early Methodism From there, I will seek to demonstrate how John and Charles Wesley, as well as their colleagues such as John Fletcher in the first generation of Methodist leadership, sought to critically fold this understanding into their own teaching regarding justification, sanctification and the ultimate goal of those who walk in union with God in ...


Living Water In Indian Cups: A Call For Cultural Relevance In Contemporary Indian Missions, Prabhusingh Vedhamanickam Jan 2011

Living Water In Indian Cups: A Call For Cultural Relevance In Contemporary Indian Missions, Prabhusingh Vedhamanickam

The Asbury Journal

There has been a concentrated effort in contemporary India to stereotype Christianity as a western agent involved in destroying Indic religions, desecrating Indian cultures and destabilizing the nation. While there have been some attempts to contextualize the gospel in Indian missions, in the theological and missiological realms, there is an urgent need to incarnate the gospel in culturally relevant ways due to three critical factors: The cultural diversity of the nation, the rise of Hindu nationalism and the paradigmatic shift from Indian cross cultural missions to local, indigenous movements. While the multinational companies in India are tailoring their strategies according ...


Leading A Polytheistic Faith To The Monotheistic God: A Study In Identifying Barriers To The Gospel In A Chinese Buddhist Community And Ways To Overcome Those Barriers, Agnes Wood Jan 2011

Leading A Polytheistic Faith To The Monotheistic God: A Study In Identifying Barriers To The Gospel In A Chinese Buddhist Community And Ways To Overcome Those Barriers, Agnes Wood

The Asbury Journal

This article is written for the purpose of exploring a way to lead a polytheistic faith, prevalent in the local Chinese Buddhist community (LCBC) in Brunei, to the reality of a monotheistic God as revealed in the Bible (1 Corinthians 8:6). It serves as a guide for the local Chinese church (CC) to lead the LCBC to see that God as a Creator is sufficient to be their God.

This article identifies the need of a missiological package in order to lead the LCBC to Christ. The CC needs to assist the LCBC to become receptive before the core ...


Mission: Vol. 21, Nos. 5 And 6 Dec 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, Nos. 5 And 6

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, Nos. 5 and 6. The articles in this issue include: "A Manager and a Cross" from the Editor, "Joy Song" by Wilma C. Buckner, "Should We Mention the Cross at Christmas?" by Bill Love, "A Christmas Prayer" by Charles R. Boatman, "He Gave Himself" by Nita Short, "Together at the Foot of the Cross" by Larry James, "The Old Rugged Cross" by Paul Watson, "Touched by Love" by David Henderson, "God Wants Us to Be One" by Myron J. Taylor, and "The Spirit of Christ: The Hermenutical Advantage" by Leroy Garrett. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Peace ...


Mission: Vol. 21, No. 4 Nov 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 4

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 4. The articles in this issue include: "The Rich Diversity of Christ's Giving" from the Editor, "Deciding With God: A Practical Guide to Christian Discernment" by Betty W. Talbert, "Baptism and the Status of Children in the Churches of Christ" by Carolyn K. Mitchell, "Stages of Spiritual Development" by Earline Kendall, "Growing Responsible Children" by Karen Sampson, and "Apples" by Mary Lou Walden. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "The Christian and Time and Aesthetic Experience" by Mary Sue Black, "Forgiveness: A New Approach for New Times" by Kelly Boyte Peters, "If it Were Not So ...


Mission: Vol. 21, No. 3 Oct 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 3

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 3. The articles in this issue include: "From the Editor," "Kojin No Tachiba" by Elmer Prout, and "Issues of Power and a Theology of the Family (Part III)" by S. Scott Bartchy. RESPONES TO "ISSUES OF POWER": "The Spirit's Intent in Scripture and in Culture" by Betty W. Talbert and "Double Binds in Male/Female Relationships" by Ron Willbern. "Forum," and "Those Vague Biblical Procedures (Part II) by Michael Hall. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Broadcasting Religion" by Kathy Pulley, "When Traditions Collide: Romans 14-15" by Larry James, "What Believing People Should Be" by Ronald ...


Mission: Vol. 21, No. 2 Sep 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 2

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 2. The articles in this issue include: "Encouraging Change" from the Editor, "Issues of Power and a Theology of the Family (Part II)" by S. Scott Bartchy, "Why Do We Tarry?" by Elton Abernathy, "Those Vague Biblical Procedures (Part I)" by Michael Hall, and "Bible Story Book" by Stacy Obenhaus. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Reflections on Inerancy" by David Fiensy, "To Celebrate Excellence" by Bert Mercer, and "What To Do When You Are Shaken" by Gary D. Taliaferro. "Faith of Our Fathers...Living Still" by Ben B. Boothe. BOOKS: "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse ...


Mission: Vol. 21, No. 1 Jul 1987

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 1

Mission

Mission: Vol. 21, No. 1. The articles in this issue include: "A Family Affair" from the Editor, "Issues of Power and a Theology of the Family (Part I)" by S. Scott Bartchy, and "Missions, the Atonement, and the Salvation of Mankind" by Edward Fudge. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Morality in the Public Arena: Is it so Difficult?" by Edward G. Holley, "Worship Styles" by Randy hall, and "Curiosity" by John Smith. BOOKS: A HARVEST OF BOOKS; FOR FALL READING: "The Quest for Faith: Reason and Mystery As Pointers To God (C. Stephen Evans)" reviewed by Leonard Allen, "Preaching: The ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 12 Jun 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 12

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 12. The articles in this issue include: "Looking to the Past and to the Future" from the Editor, "The Ambivalence of Belief" by Robert Seymour, "Job: The Struggle of Faith" by Michael V. Houston, "God is Love" by Ken Cameron, "Restoration and the Cultural Risk" by Ron Durham, and "A Disciple Responds to the New Search for Unity" by Daniel Griggs. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Relics of the Past" by Ben B. Boothe, "How Much is a Person Worth?" by John Wright, "Maturity or a New Infancy?" by David Sampson, and "Don't Count My ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 11 May 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 11

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 11. The articles in this issue include: "Preparation for Pentecost" by Bonnie McCarson, "Worship: Praise or Utility?" from the Editor, "The Missing Jewel of the Evangelical Church" by James F. White, and "Old Hymns and Other Exposed Nerves" by Jack Boyd. BOOKS: "Great Songs of the Church (Jack Boyd)" reviewed by Reid Lancaster. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Race Relations: A Polyfocal Conspectus" by Michael D. Gose, "The Mutilated Chapter" by Norman L. Parks, and "Walls and Waves" by Chuck Bryant. "Billy's Gone Again" by Don Willerton, "Wrestling With God" by Laurence C. Keene, "Person ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 10 Apr 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 10

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 10. The articles in this issue include: "'And so farewell...'" from the Editor, "A Reflection on the Life of Ray F. Chester (Eulogy)" by Victor L. Hunter, "The Lamb of God (hymn)" by George Ewing, "Words: An Easter Reflection (Poem)" by Georges P. Carillet, "A Resurrection Day Prayer" by Charles Boatman, "In the Garden (Fiction)" by David Henderson, "A Bittersweet Brokenness (Communion Meditation)" by Wilma C. Buckner, "The Beatitudes: Are They For Us? Part III" by Bill Love, "Surrender Beyond the Rules" by Larry M. James, and "Grandmother and the Hobos" by Richard J. Richardson. A ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 9 Mar 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 9

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 9. The articles in this issue include: "More Chaff Than Wheat" from the Editor, "A Message to Our Readers" from the Editor, "The Road More Traveled: How the Churches of Christ Became a Denomination" by Don Haymes, "Pilgrimage of a Congregation" by R. Lanny Hunter, "Our Common Past" by Michael Weed, "The Beatitudes: Are They For Us (Part II)" by Bill Love, "Doctrinal Reflections: Getting In Touch With The Spirit" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "Church Leadership Today: Elders Who Are Servant Shepherds" by Tom Langford, "The Face of Ministry: 'Reading Religiously'--A Long and Honorable ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 8 Feb 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 8

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 8. The articles in this issue include: "The Christian Alcoholic" from the Editor, "Confronting Chemical Dependency in Your Youth" by Larry Hart, "Alcoholics Anonymous: Getting Acquainted" by Patty Paludan, "A Short History of Alcoholics Anonymous" by Larry Hart, "Living With an Alcoholic: The Spouse's Perspective" a Mission Interview, "I'm a Sinner" by Gene Shelburne, "The Beatitudes: Are They For Us? (Part I)" by Bill Love, and "20th Anniversary Reflections" by Cecil May, Jr., Hope Richardson, and George P. Carillet. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "A Community of Memory" by Shaun Casey, "The Power of ...


Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 6 And 7 Dec 1986

Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 6 And 7

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 6 and 7. The articles in this issue include: "Herod's Swords" from the Editor, "Merry Christmas" by Bill Jenkins, "Unto Us a Child" by Jay Treat, "The Face of Ministry: The Surprised, Surprising Christ" by Elmer Prout, "The Bethlehem Experience" by Robert W. Shaw, "Welcome to Bethlehem Ephratha: Excerpt from 'The Bethlehem Experience,'" and "A 20th Anniversary Reflection: The Sound and the Fury" by Victor L. Hunter. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Getting Ready for Christmas" by David A. Sampson, "Getting to the Root of Pornography" by Bill Love, "'Unto the least of these....'" by ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 5 Nov 1986

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 5

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 5. The articles in this issue include: "Thanksgiving: 1986" from the Editor, "Burn-Out and the Fire That Consumes" by Ron Durham, "Watching the Service or Experiencing Kononia?" by Steven L. McKenzie, "A 20th Anniversary Reflection: Now, More Than Ever, We Need Mission!" by Richard Hughes, "Books" by Bruce L. Edwards, Jr., Book Review Editor, "Surrender" by William T. Stewart. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Floods: Who Is Responsible for Our Misfortunes?" by Bob Johnson, "Idol Worship: The Tragedy of Separation" by George L. Brown, "What is Helping?" by Jan Randolph, and "Has the Essence Been Retrieved ...