By Linfu Dong
James Mellon Menzies (1885-1957) used to be a Canadian engineer, Presbyterian missionary, and archaeologist energetic in China within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties. In a practice that observed archaeology as a way of collecting artefacts for the collections of Western museums, Menzies believed in amassing for the folks of China. He additionally observed his archaeological paintings as an extension of his missionary paintings, connecting, via his discoveries, the non secular ideals of historical China to these of evangelical Christianity.
In Cross tradition and Faith, Linfu Dong sheds new mild at the smooth come across among China and the West via Menzies's existence, paintings, and proposal. He elucidates the tough 'negotiation' procedures that Menzies persisted on a number of degrees and with a number of forces, together with chinese language nationalism, Western imperialism, the evangelical undertaking, and his personal own curiosity in chinese language archaeology inside of that world.
Despite his trust in assuring chinese language artefacts remained in China, a few of Menzies's own assortment was once donated to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and to the paintings Gallery of higher Victoria in British Columbia. This has guaranteed his position within the cultural reminiscence of either East and West - applicable, for the reason that his existence so usually straddled the 2 worlds.
"Joe Richardson's Christian Reconstruction is a superb addition to historic scholarship at the paintings of american missionaries one of the freedmen throughout the Civil struggle and Reconstruction. . . . with no query, this can be the main entire historical past of the yankee Missionary organization (AMA), and not anyone has exposed as a lot unique details on the other Northern relief society. wealthy intimately and strongly instructed, the e-book argues that the AMA struggled to arrange the liberated slaves for civil and political equality through releasing them of the shackles of lack of knowledge, superstition and sin.This booklet must be learn by means of all these drawn to Northern academic and social reformers within the Reconstruction South."
--The magazine of yank History
"In an awfully balanced learn Richardson has synthesized a wealth of resources and learn to supply a completely convincing interpretation of the AMA and southern blacks. along with exploring family members among the 2, his major aim has been to evaluate the AMA's effectiveness in bringing blacks into the yankee mainstream. due to his winning labors, we have a much-needed complete research of that the majority influential missionary association. even if addressing conflicts among the AMA and the united states army over the therapy of contrabands, fees of racism between black and white missionaries, or the standard of organization schools, Richardson doesn't permit his visible admiration for the AMA to intervene. . . . With daring good judgment and huge subtlety Richardson has made a magnificent contribution.
--The magazine of Southern History
By Doug Fields
Since endlessly changing the process the early life ministry international along with his best-selling, groundbreaking e-book, Purpose-Driven® early life Ministry, Doug Fields’ mind—but in particular his heart—has been desirous about the various special wishes of latest adolescence employees. Doug translated his ardour, perception, and imaginative and prescient for his liked “rookies” into what you’re now analyzing, Your Fist Years in formative years Ministry—hands-down the main finished better half not to purely surviving, but in addition thriving, through the most vital section of minor ministry. utilizing his well known knowledge and humor—as should you and Doug have been chatting over a protracted, enjoyable meal—the writer disarmingly relates tales and ideas from his personal successes and screw ups over 20-plus years in adolescence ministry. in any case, he deals treasure troves of sensible recommendation, all within the desire that new formative years employees can shuttle a smoother direction and attain genuine durability in a church tradition that every one too frequently chews them and spits them out. Doug covers all-important matters equivalent to: · facing discouragement · constructing an outstanding religious starting place · construction potent relationships with scholars · Resolving clash · Ministering to folks and households · Trailblazing switch · operating with volunteers · Defining a practical activity description · and so on! moreover, a refrain of insightful sidebar voices joins your dialog with Doug, between them ministry veterans Jim Burns, Steve Gerali, Mike Yaconelli, Helen Musick, Chap Clark, Marv Penner, Rick Warren, Jana L. Sundene, Bo Boshers, Duffy Robbins, Tony Campolo, and Richard Ross, all who’ve composed wide, topical essays for every of the dozen chapters. Your First Years of minor Ministry is a must have device for brand new formative years employees, volunteers, seminary professors and scholars, senior pastors, elders, church boards—even veteran early life employees who’ve been ministering in unstructured environments and at the moment are asking, “What did I leave out? What am i able to nonetheless learn?” the 1st years of adlescent ministry are by no means effortless. yet by no means worry. Doug fervently assures us: “Hang on. Hope’s coming!”
Many Mennonites are transparent approximately keeping off the violence of battle and a few different types of police actions. much less transparent, notwithstanding, is the level to which Mennonites may still perform the coercive structures wanted for secure, strong and peaceable groups. This publication presents theological mirrored image in this and different questions of Mennonite nonviolent ethics.
At Peace and Unafraid explores ideas and practices to steer Christians in residing out Jesus' means of nonviolent love in societies that frequently don't proportion their convictions. Commissioned by way of Mennonite vital Committee, the authors ask what faithfulness to Christ capacity within the context of:
violent clash in Colombia?
church congregations responding to sexual offenders?
the Palestinian/Israeli conflict?
the post-9/11 demanding situations to democracy within the usa and Canada?
The authors convey to those concerns services from the disciplines of theology, ethics, the social sciences, legislation, social paintings, pastoral ministry, public workplace and different professions.
By Rick Joyner
For these enmeshed in conflict--relational, inner, spiritual--Rick Joyner makes use of similar to the Tree of information of fine and Evil and the Tree of existence to provide an explanation for its lifestyles, and likewise how you can in attaining victory over it.
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