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WCF.M4.L23 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Analyze potential problems faced by Christian workers in Marxist and Islamic countries.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of methods often advocated when dealing with restrictive access areas.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 90-91Lesson 23 Introduction

  • General
  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 240-241Creative Access Countries

  • Islam, China, Tibet
  • Lambert: The Resurrection of the Chinese Church
  • 78-100ch. 6 Tried by Fire Skip pp. 81b-89b
  • 101-114ch. 7 Crisis of Faith

  • Methods
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Four Reader
  •  23A Garrison: The Nonresidential Missionary

  • International Bulletin of Missionary Research (July 2004) 28,3, Wilson Select Plus Database
  • 98-104Sharkey: “Arabic Antimissionary Treatises: Muslim Responses to Christian Evangelism in the Modern Middle East”

  • International Bulletin of Missionary Research (October 1998) 22,4, Wilson Select Plus Database
  • 154-158Dingping and Weifang: “Western Missionary Influence on the People’s Republic of China: A Survey of Chinese Scholarly Opinion between 1980 and 1990”

  • Myers: Exploring World Mission
  • 62-66Challenges to Mission

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 757-763#135 Rundle: Restoring the Role of Business in Mission

  • Corrie: Dictionary of Mission Theology
  • 218-220Marketplace Theology
  • 360-362Short Term Mission
  • 376-377Tentmaking

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 91-93Lesson 23 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 357Global Teams: Module 4 Global Teams Inductive Bible Study Guidelines: Study K: The Big Picture

  • Optional

  • Prayer
  • Woodberry, ed: Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road
  • 45-60#3 Hiebert: Power Encounter and Folk Islam

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 89-93Afghanistan
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)

Optional (cont.)

Useful overview of Islamic groups in the U.S.

Lambert: The Resurrection of the Chinese Church

63-77 ch. 5 The Church at the Local Level: The Structures of Control

Mission Studies (1986) 3,2, ATLA Religion Database

28-40 Ikenga-Meuh: “Muslim Resistance to Missionary Penetration of Northern Nigeria, 1857-1960: A Missiological Interpretation”

Reflection Questions
  • What types of problems do Christian missions face in Marxist and Islamic countries (as compared to those in other countries)? How have they adapted their methods for such situations?

  • List potential advantages and disadvantages of tentmaking and nonresidential ministries, as discussed in the readings. Think of specific countries and peoples while doing this.