Mission Round Table

Mission Round Table is an academic journal published by the Mission Research Department of OMF. The focus of the journal is contemporary mission in Asia viewed from the perspective of reflective practitioners, whether active missionaries, students of mission, or interested supporters. Articles are designed to provide biblical, theological, and missiological foundations for thinking about mission and real-life examples that anchor the theory in practice.


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Latest Issue

“Be transformed by the renewal of your mind”: Thinking Christianly in a Pluralistic World
Mission Round Table Vol. 13 No. 1 Jan–Apr 2018

From the editor:

Christianity was born in the multi-cultural, multi-religious world of first-century Rome. The apostles, from the very beginning, had to learn how to think rightly of their faith in Jesus as the Messiah in a world saturated with religion. Not only did they need to explain their faith to Jews, they were early on confronted with worshippers of the Greco-Roman pantheon, adherents to the mystery cults, and people for whom Roman Emperor worship reigned supreme. Early Christians shared the good news about Jesus in a melting pot of ideas and practices.

Despite the fact that our age has become, in many ways, more secular, Christians still face religious pluralism that forces them to consider how to present the claims of Jesus as the Christ to a world where the message, at the very least, seems strange, where some will find it repugnant, and where no small number will reject it violently. Engaging people with different worldviews and religious persuasions requires that we sharpen our minds to present the good news in a way that our hearers will understand how it is good news for them. The articles in this volume are written to help us do just that. As we learn to think Christianly in our pluralistic world, let us also join the prayer of Paul recorded in Colossians 4:3–4. May God open doors for us so that we too can declare the mystery of Christ as we ought.

PDF Downloads of Past Issues

MRT v11.3 (Jan-Apr2017) Mission Agencies in the 21st CenturyMRT v12.1 (Sep-Dec2016) The New Missionary Force: Missions from the Majority WorldMRT v11.2 (May-Aug2016) Journeys with JesusMRT-v11.1-Jan-2016-Tell-them-the-old-old-story-212x300MRT v10.3 (Sept 2015) Christ Meets CultureMRT v10.1 (Jan 2015) Fellowship and PartnershipMRT 9.2 (Sept 2014) Discipleship in East Asia

To request for PDF copies of volume 1.1 (Jan 2005) to volume 9.1 (May 2014)

MRT 1.1 to 9.1