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The Church of Saint George, one of the eleven churches hewn out of stone, in Lalibela, Ethiopia.  It was built in the late 12th or early 13th century.  Ethiopian Christian artwork also has a long and impressive history.

Why Penal Substitution Damages Asian-Americans: Medical Substitution From the Patristic Period


Medical Substitutionary Atonement, Personal Healing, and Social Justice

 A presentation given at the Honor-Shame Conference 2017, a gathering of missionaries, scholars, and ministry practitioners


Jesus' Mission:  Being Light in Darkness (Ephesians 5:8 - 14)


Christian Spiritual Development Based on the Gospels:  A Diagram


Developing a Spiritual Rhythm of Life


Community:  A Gift and a Responsibility, But Never a Goal (TBD)







What Jesus' mission means for our desires and emotions


What Jesus' mission means on a moral and ontological level, for the world

Helpful Books and Articles on

the Mission of Jesus


Trevin Wax's summary of Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became a Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries


C.S. Lewis, "Christian Apologetics" in God in the Dock


Helland, Hjalmarson, and Hirsch, Missional Spirituality: Embodying God's Love from the Inside Out


John W. O'Malley, The First Jesuits


Ralph Winter and Steve Hawthorne, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader


Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together


Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives


Adele Calhoun, Handbook of Spiritual Disciplines


Richard Foster, The Celebration of Discipline


Ruth Haley Barton, Invitation to Solitude and Silence


Ruth Haley Barton, Sacred Rhythms


Lauren Winner, Mudhouse Sabbath


Stanley Hauerwas, Go With God: An Open Letter to Young Christians On Their Way to College (First Things, Nov 2010)


Ed Stetzer, Proselytizing in a Multi-Faith World (Christianity Today, Mar 28, 2011)


Mike Breen, Why the Missional Movement Will Fail (blog, Sep 14, 2011)


Joshua Throneburg, Highrock College Message (video, 2012) explaining why Highrock does not have college-specific groups and encourages college students to be part of the mission to the campus through on-campus fellowships


Darren Summer, Christianity's Decline? What the Pew Research Doesn't Tell Us (Out of Bounds blog, May 18, 2015) a bit optimistic about unaffiliated Christians


Nik Ripkin, What's Wrong with Western Missionaries (Desiring God, Sep 12, 2016)


Honor-Shame Conference, June 2017

messages and resources


Willie James Jennings, Can White People Be Saved? Reflections on the Relationship of Missions and Whiteness (Fuller Theological Seminary, Nov 2, 2017)