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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

 

Robert Woodberry, The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review, May 2012)

 

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)

 

Peter Schadler, John of Damascus and Islam: Christian Heresiology and the Intellectual Background to Earliest Christian-Muslim Relations (Amazon book, Dec 2017) and review by Joshua Mugler, Reimagining Christian Identity in an Islamic World (Marginalia, May 25, 2018)