Wednesday 19 February 2020

Word and World 8 (January 2020)

‘Hope for Creation’ is the theme of the latest issue of Word and World, published by IFES. The issue contains the below pieces, and is available as a pdf here.

Las G. Newman
Is There Hope for Creation?
As climate change and its devastating consequences accelerate, we ask: is there still hope for creation? In this article, Las Newman takes a biblical and practical look at the relationship between faith in Christ and our attitude to creation care.

Ruth Hicks de Olmedo
Good News for the Whole Creation: Creation Care at University Campuses in Ecuador
We all know we should care for God’s creation – but how? What might that look like on campus? Find out how one student group in Ecuador changed environmental attitudes and practices in their university.

Andrew Shepherd
Creaturely Theology: Sharing Life and Worship with Other Species
As followers of Jesus, what should our response be to the enormous loss of biodiversity happening in our generation? Andrew Shepherd invites us to recognise non-human animals as our fellow creatures, breathed into life by God as his agents and our fellow-worshippers.

Pablo Pistilli
Pessimistic Theology and Its Impact on the World Today
Pablo Pistilli from Argentina invites readers to move beyond a pessimistic theology to caring for God’s creation.

E. Daniel Cárdenas-Vásquez
Feeding the Poor: Genetically Engineered Foods and Care for the Entire Creation
Genetically modified food is widely considered as detrimental to the farming communities who produce it. But have we misjudged it? Cárdenas-Vásquez proposes that genetically engineered foods could be a way to feed those in most need and proclaim good news to the poor.

Thursday 13 February 2020

Mission Frontiers 42, 1 (January-February 2020)

The January-February 2020 issue of Mission Frontiers, published by the U.S. Center for World Mission, contains a number of articles on the theme of ‘Catching the Vision for Movements’.

According to the blurb:

‘The January/February 2020 issue features an in-depth look at Disciple Making Movements. The vision for DMMs is now bursting forth from the mission field and impacting the ministries of existing churches around the world and in the USA.’

The issue is available here, from where individual articles can be downloaded, and the entire issue can be downloaded as a pdf here.

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Centre for Public Christianity (February 2020)

This month, the Centre for Public Christianity links to a page containing several (with the promise of more to come) video interviews from their For the Love of God documentary. Check them out from here.

Monday 10 February 2020

Lausanne Global Analysis 9, 1 (January 2020)

The latest issue of Lausanne Global Analysis, from The Lausanne Movement, is available online from here, including pdf downloads.

In the issue overview, editor David Taylor writes:

‘In this issue we consider the protests in Hong Kong and how Christians should engage with the issues behind them; we examine spiritual warfare and mission, asking what we can learn from an African context; we look at strategies for staying updated and relevant as we seek to follow Jesus globally; and we ask how we can use stories from the Disney universe to help communicate the gospel and its values to the young.’