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WCF.M2.L50 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • State the most essential characteristics of the classical concept of a missionary
  • Distinguish morally neutral cultural practices from those with universal or local ethical implications.
  • Discuss the impact of certain Christian actions for the church in hostile societies.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 190-193Lesson 50 Introduction

  • General
  • Gallagher, ed: Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context
  • 297-312The Apostle Paul’s Acts of Power (Acts 22–28)

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 259-265Olson: Untangling the Web: A Look at What Scripture Does and Does Not Say About Homosexual Behavior

  • Wright: “Homosexuality: The Relevance of the Bible”
  • 291-300The Evangelical Quarterly (1989) 61:4 ATLA Religion Database

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 868Sexual Mores
  • 961-962Tithing

  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 413-415Homosexuality
  • 417-419Households and Household Codes
  • 881-883Slave, Slavery

  • Glasser: Announcing the Kingdom
  • 299-311The Apostolic Church Embodies Christ’s Mission

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 149-153#25 Glasser: The Apostle Paul and the Missionary Task
  • 163-169#28 Robb: Strategic: Prayer
  • 121-126#22 Hawthorne: Acts of Obedience
  • 154-158#26 Snyder: The Church in God’s Plan

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 193-195Lesson 50 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 585-587Micronesia, Federated States, Marshall Islands
  • 589-590Palau

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek Practice Quiz #3

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 50
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Was Paul a missionary? Explain why or why not.


  • Develop three criteria for discerning practices in any cultural context to be moral, immoral, or neutral.


  • How would you assess the impact of prayer and public witness in cross-cultural evangelism and church planting in hostile areas?


Notes