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Mini-Seminar: “Suffering and Persecution in the Global Christian Context”

Mini-Seminar: “Suffering and Persecution in the Global Christian Context”

In light of the unrelenting adversity that the global church faces in our day, global Christians need to revisit a theology of suffering and martyrdom. In June 2017, The Judson Center hosted a mini-seminar entitled, “Suffering and Persecution in the Global Christian Context.” The two presenters were:

Dr. Evan Burns: Director of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program at Western Seminary and Director of The Judson Center.

Dr. Marv Newell: Senior Vice President of Missio Nexus.

Below are three videos:

  1. Dr. Evan Burns — “The Bitter Cup:” Self-Denial and Suffering in the Spirituality of Adoniram Judson
  2. Dr. Marv Newell — Missiological Reflections on Martyrdom
  3. Drs. Evan Burns and Marv Newell — Question and Answer

Reflections on Martyrdom”

 

Announcement: Missio Nexus takes on EMQ

Announcement: Missio Nexus takes on EMQ

Missio Nexus and the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College have reached an agreement for Missio Nexus to continue publication of Evangelical Missions Quarterly (EMQ).

For nearly half a century, EMQ has served the missionary community worldwide by providing relevant, engaging, thoughtful articles on a vast array of ministry topics. EMQ is one of the top journals for missiologists and is the premier journal for the North American mission community.

Ted Esler, Missio Nexus’ president, said, “EMQ is a perfect fit for the Missio Nexus community. Many of our programs are aimed at mission leadership and administration. We have been looking for ways to expand this and serve global field staff with a greater focus on field ministry. EMQ is the journal written by and serving the needs of these mission practitioners. It is a great fit alongside our many other membership benefit offerings.”

Missio Nexus plans to make EMQ available by:

  • Adding EMQ to an already extensive list of membership benefits. With over 20,000 globally dispersed missionaries represented by members, EMQ’s readership will expand.
  • Providing a subscription option for those who are not members of Missio Nexus.
  • House the archives of past EMQ journals and make them publicly accessible.

The first edition of EMQ under Missio Nexus’ leadership will be published in 2018 as a digital publication. Existing EMQ subscribers will be informed about the changes and updates to their subscription in the months ahead.

About Missio Nexus: Missio Nexus is the largest and most inclusive expression of Great Commission oriented evangelicals in North America (US and Canada) that fosters shared learning, opportunities for collaborative action, and produces increased effectiveness through its many mission-orientated products, programs, and services.

Announcement: Lausanne and Operation World Agree to Partnership

Announcement: Lausanne and Operation World Agree to Partnership

Good news for missions mobilization and prayer for the nations:

The Lausanne Movement and Operation World have made a formal announcement today. Lausanne begins the statement saying,

“The Lausanne Movement and Operation World announced today that they are entering into a unique partnership to mobilise prayer for the nations and world evangelisation.”

For the full article, see Lausanne’s announcement here.

The Lausanne Movement: Collaboration & Content

The Lausanne Movement: Collaboration & Content

I am taking a moment to unashamedly promote a great resource that is under-utilized and generally unknown among the evangelical, missions-minded world. The Lausanne Movement has been at the forefront of developing both innovative and biblical missiology since the 1970s. I serve as the Deputy Director for Collaboration and Content at Lausanne, and in my editing/curating, I regularly discover wonderful articles and essays that deserve consideration.

On the website there are many great resources. Here are a few places to start:

  • The About page is a must-read for understanding the breadth and depth of The Lausanne Movement and its contribution to evangelical missions.
  • Check out everything in the Content Library.
  • The Lausanne Global Analysis, published bi-monthly, describes itself as seeking “to deliver strategic and credible information and insight from an international network of evangelical analysts to equip influencers of global mission.”
  • The Lausanne Occasional Paper section contains scholarly papers by leading evangelical, missions-minded thinkers and practitioners addressing issues related to global mission.
    • In the Content Library there are other multimedia resources and tools for education and the local church.
  • Another great resource for global collaboration is the link for Connections. In this section there are numerous networks for global Christian leaders to find others who are serving in similar regions with like-minded ministry vision.

Here is a short video describing The Lausanne Movement in 100 seconds:

Author Interview: Burns on Judson

Author Interview: Burns on Judson

On February 15, 2017, Dr. Marv Newell, Senior VP of Missio Nexus, aired an interview of Dr. Evan Burns, highlighting the new book: A Supreme Desire to Please Him: The Spirituality of Adoniram Judson. The mission of Missio Nexus is to advance the effectiveness of the Great Commission community in North America in global mission. Here is the audio interview: