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The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in the church have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. These trends include the rise of postmodernism, the spiritual decline in the West and the advance of the gospel in the rest of the world, and the impact of technology on society and missions.
The Changing Face of World Missions is for the mission-minded church leader or lay person who wants to understand these trends. Each chapter identifies and evaluates a trend, examines it in light of Scripture, and proposes a practical response. Important terms are defined, and sidebars help readers think through the issues on their own.
|1||Globalization : New York's in New Delhi, Manila's in Los Angeles||21|
|2||Changing demographics : the impact of migration, HIV/AIDS, and children at risk||45|
|3||Religionquake : from world religions to multiple spiritualities||79|
|4||The changing basis of knowledge : from modernity to postmodernity||105|
|5||The disappearing center : from Christendom to global Christianity||131|
|6||Changing motivations for missions : from "fear of Hell" to "the glory of God"||161|
|7||Increasing awareness of spiritual power : the spiritual warfare orientation to missions||183|
|8||Innovation in mission opearations : creative-access platforms||209|
|9||Working together : beyond individual efforts to networks of collaboration||247|
|10||The changing uses of money : from self-support to international partnership||279|
|11||The impact of new technologies : life in the virtual world and beyond||299|
|12||Contextualization : from an adapted message to an adapted life||321|