Modern American and Chinese Christianity: Modern Christianity in Two Cultures and What They Can Learn From Each Other

Introduction                In the Spring of 2006, I had the great privilege to travel to Shang Hai and train twelve Chinese engineers to support my company’s software. Spending 10 days with these people, I found myself immersed in their culture. Each day at lunch, we would go to a different restaurant and would talk …

Book Review: A Concise History of the Christian World Mission

A Concise History of Christian World Missions: A Panoramic View of Missions from Pentecost to the Present by J. Herbert Kane is an ambitious attempt to review the history of Christian missions succinctly. Kane spent the first part of the book reviewing the different ages of Christian missions and the second part on reviews of …

Book Review: Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically by Beth Felker Jones

Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically by Beth Felker Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars In her book, Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically, Wheaton University’s Dr. Beth Felker Jones presents an argument that theology is not just for academic discussion. No, theology must go beyond …

Vocation as Worship

All of life is worship.  This is something that true regardless of one’s religious affiliation or faith commitment.  Whatever is thought about the most, whatever is worried about the most, and whatever costs the most time is what is worshipped.  When one becomes a Christ follower, then those things that were once worshipped are unseated …

The Church in Postmodern Post-Christian America – and that’s the good news!

Dealing with our postmodern culture is one of the most important issues the American church is facing today.  In the lecture on just what the church is, Dr. James Flynn with the help of Dr. Joseph Umidi, reviewed how institutionalism has had adverse effects on the church – often times shutting down creativity and enhancing …