Global Voices: Listening with Langham

Last week I attended a fascinating online event hosted by Langham Partnership. Mark Labberton (president of Fuller Seminary and editor of Still Evangelical?) was the speaker and his topic was: Evangelicalism: Still or Not Yet? How the crisis of American (White) Evangelicalism requires the restoration of its soul by rediscovering its source and hope. An impetus …

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A World History of Christianity, Adrian Hastings (Editor)

The short version: an excellent and rich resource which fills in the global gaps left by the main stream of Church History writing. It is a lot to tackle because of its size and scope, but should likely be included as foundational for any person (or church) setting up a theological library. This book is …

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Change, Translation, & Reinvention…

For Adrian Hastings, the history of the Christian church is a story of renovation. In his introduction to A World History of Christianity, he gives this summary of the last 2,000 years:  “It is a history of change and translation, of the regular reinvention of itself in new languages and regions.”  So what has the church …

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Why the Septuagint Matters for Missions

“Don’t you think, Dr. McGilvary, that you spoke too directly or inflexibly to your audience? But again, your audience might not have been listening to your words, but watching your magnificent long white beard!” These words are from a letter from a living to a dead missionary. Kosuke Koyama had been in Northern Thailand for six years …

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