Blogging on the Move

21
Jun

Liverpool Diaspora Consultation 2019

(Expanded version of the Closing Remarks by Dr. Sam George) What a three full days this consultation had been. Someone remarked that this felt like drinking from a fire hose! And I responded saying this is like a graduate class in World Christianity with expert faculties drawn from all over the world talking about missions from their distinctive diaspora contexts. No doubt, this was an intense learning experience and overwhelming at times. But we also tried to carve out time to worship, pray, connect, discuss, converse and local site visits.   These three days were designed to facilitate connection and...
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5
Mar

REV. DR. WILLIAM FRANKLIN “BILLY” GRAHAM FUNERAL SERVICE: A PERSONAL REFLECTION

Reposted with permission from Gospel Life by Sadiri Joy Tira  Much can be said about the life, family, and ministry of Billy Graham. I will leave the reporting to journalists and historians who have covered this historic event and I will delimit my reflections to his funeral service held at the Billy Graham Library compound in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2, 2018. I read the February 21. 2018 article featured in the New York Times informing the world that Billy Graham had “died.” The following day, I received an email from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) inviting me...
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21
Dec

Scattered and Gathered: A Global Compendium of Diaspora Missiology

Edited by Sadiri Joy Tira and Tetsunao Yamamori Foreword by Chris Wright  [ORDER NOW]   The 21st Century is marked by mass migration. Massive population movements of the last century have radically challenged our study and practice of “mission fields.” Where the church once rallied to go out into “the regions beyond,” Christian missions is currently required to respond and adapt to “missions around.”  In this multi-authored, inter-disciplinary volume, leading evangelical theologians, bible scholars, missiologists, and migration strategists and practitioners analyse the development of missions to the migrants and develop an understanding of the contemporary church’s opportunities and responsibility vis-à-vis...
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