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Stories from East Asia

A Description of CIM Missionary Workers to the Tibetan Highlands Prior to 1950

Synopsis: This research paper describes the sociodemographic characteristics of early CIM pioneers who sought to take the gospel to the Tibetan plateau prior to the withdrawal of CIM from China in 1952. By Zi Yu Mission Round Table Vol. 12 No. 1 (January-April 2017): 42-46 Introduction The Tibetan Highlands, also known as the Tibetan Plateau, [...]

Reflections on the Korean Missionary Movement: A Critical Review of Recent Research

Synopsis: This paper reflects on how recent scrutiny of the Korean Missionary Movement sheds insights on the contexts of Korean mission and the development of Korean mission agencies. Warren Beattie Reflections on the Korean Missionary Movement: A Critical Review of Recent Research Mission Round Table Vol. 12 No. 1 (January-April 2017): 35-41 Rev. Dr. Warren [...]

Mission and the Internet

Synopsis: The paper looks at the impact of the internet based on statistics for Southeast Asia, China, and Japan, and focuses on the development of an internet ministry in Thailand for evangelism and Christian nurture. It presents four stepping stones that can be used to develop an effective internet ministry and how this can be [...]

Swimming Upstream

Synopsis: This article discusses the possibilities of Filipinos serving in Japan and considers how similar things can be done for workers from the majority world to address challenges of serving in more affluent places. It looks at the need to rethink language learning and to widen the discussion on tent-making and other ways of sending [...]

Future Proofing OMF

Synopsis: This article discusses the lessons learnt from the discontinuation of OMF Southern Africa and the transition period when the team worked hard to let the old OMF Southern Africa model die. The lessons were profoundly important in the development of New Horizons (NH) as OMF’s means to engage workers from non-traditional sending countries. The [...]

Mother Tongue Translation versus Lingua Franca: Some Thoughts on a Missiological Mainstay – A Response

In order to help readers better interact with the article "Mother Tongue Translation versus Lingua Franca: Some Thoughts on a Missiological Mainstay," we are including a conversation between a few experienced missionaries about some of the points made. We hope that other readers will continue this conversation with their friends or coworkers. Walter McConnell Grace [...]

The Future of Mission Agencies

Synopsis: The article looks at the historical context of evangelical missions and the global changes—religion, politics, globalization, rapid change and trends—that have impacted the way mission is done. It points out the problems in the current approaches taken by British mission agencies in response to the changes. The final section explores some serious questions that [...]

Japanese Buddhism is hard to define

Active involvement in Buddhism has fluctuated over the centuries, but there is still a sense that to be Japanese is to participate in Buddhist traditions.

News

A Description of CIM Missionary Workers to the Tibetan Highlands Prior to 1950

Synopsis: This research paper describes the sociodemographic characteristics of early CIM pioneers who sought to take the gospel to the Tibetan plateau prior to the withdrawal of CIM from China in 1952. By Zi Yu Mission Round Table Vol. 12 No. 1 (January-April 2017): 42-46 Introduction The Tibetan Highlands, also known as the Tibetan Plateau, [...]

Reflections on the Korean Missionary Movement: A Critical Review of Recent Research

Synopsis: This paper reflects on how recent scrutiny of the Korean Missionary Movement sheds insights on the contexts of Korean mission and the development of Korean mission agencies. Warren Beattie Reflections on the Korean Missionary Movement: A Critical Review of Recent Research Mission Round Table Vol. 12 No. 1 (January-April 2017): 35-41 Rev. Dr. Warren [...]

Mission and the Internet

Synopsis: The paper looks at the impact of the internet based on statistics for Southeast Asia, China, and Japan, and focuses on the development of an internet ministry in Thailand for evangelism and Christian nurture. It presents four stepping stones that can be used to develop an effective internet ministry and how this can be [...]

Swimming Upstream

Synopsis: This article discusses the possibilities of Filipinos serving in Japan and considers how similar things can be done for workers from the majority world to address challenges of serving in more affluent places. It looks at the need to rethink language learning and to widen the discussion on tent-making and other ways of sending [...]