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Evangelism vs. Social Action: A Brief History (4/4)

Evangelism vs. Social Action: A Brief History (4/4)

Section 4: Contemporary Views [In these series of posts, doctoral candidate, Jay Flinn, underscores the the history of the evangelical holistic mission debate.] In the ensuing decades, much has been written on the topic of holistic mission. Most of what has been written can be summarized into three primary positions related to the relationship of evangelism and social action in mission. One position retains the emphasis on evangelism and church planting with little regard to social action. A second position…

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Evangelism vs. Social Action: A Brief History (1/4)

Evangelism vs. Social Action: A Brief History (1/4)

[In these series of posts, doctoral candidate, Jay Flinn, underscores the the history of the evangelical holistic mission debate.] Introduction Holistic mission is one of those ideas and terms that can mean different things to different people. Likewise, the definition, nature, and objectives of holistic mission have been debated for many years. The nature of the issue can best be described as the debate about the relationship in mission between evangelism and social action and the relative priority that each…

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Gospel-Centered Spiritual Formation in Chiang Mai (2/2)

Gospel-Centered Spiritual Formation in Chiang Mai (2/2)

[This post is the second of a series by Joshua Melby, a global Christian leader in Chiang Mai, Thailand.] Historical Examples Historically speaking, hymn-singing was emphasized more than prayer in evangelicalism. However, leaders like Jonathan Wesley, teach us that prayer is important. All across the world, Christians incorporate it into their private devotional time. Communal prayer has definitely been a feature of the evangelical movement with regular prayer meetings since the eighteenth century. Scholars like Ian Randall note that prayer…

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Gospel-Centered Spiritual Formation in Chiang Mai (1/2)

Gospel-Centered Spiritual Formation in Chiang Mai (1/2)

[This post is the first of a series by Joshua Melby, a global Christian leader in Chiang Mai, Thailand.] Dear Chiang Mai Church Collective, our city is already has one of the largest Christian populations in Thailand. We are a shining beacon on a hill for the rest of the country. We have an important mission in spreading and evangelizing the unreached and undiscipled people of Thailand. In order to continue to grow in our capabilities, I propose that we…

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Lausanne Issue Network Spotlight: Business as Mission

Lausanne Issue Network Spotlight: Business as Mission

In this series of posts, The Judson Center is occasionally highlighting some of the issue networks at the Lausanne Movement. Each issue network is a group of like-minded global influencers who seek to partner, discuss, brainstorm, pray, and challenge other Christians to address a pervasive need facing the global church today. Each issue network is facilitated by a catalyst, with many others in partnership together. The third issue network to be highlighted is: Business as Mission. From their issue network…

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