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Reflection & Book Review on “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes”

Reflection & Book Review on “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes”

[Editor’s Note: D. J. Baber is a student in the MAGL program at Western Seminary. As a field-tested missionary, he provides much insight into the claims and propositions of the book, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, by Brandon O’brien and Randy Richards.]   “…the most powerful cultural values are those that go without being said”, write Richards and O’Brien’s in their book “Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes”.[i]  The authors labor diligently, not so much to bridge the cultural gap so that the…

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“The Grand Theme of the Christian Ministry”

“The Grand Theme of the Christian Ministry”

In a sermon entitled, “Preaching Christ,”[1] Particular Baptist Pastor, Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), carefully considered what it means for true ministers of the gospel to truly preach Christ.  His sermon is very relevant in that he argues for the central place that preaching Christ must take in the ministry of a true gospel minister. From his main text—“We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Cor 4:6)—Fuller considered the preaching model of the…

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Urban Mission to the Glory of God

Urban Mission to the Glory of God

Why is it important to establish the biblical basis for urban mission and ministry? What is in the heart of God for today’s cities of the world? How should we – as sons, stewards and servants of God in urban environments – view the cities and their inhabitants from the perspective of the Creator God Almighty?  What does the Scripture say about urban mission and ministry?  Why is it important, then, to establish the biblical basis for urban mission and…

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