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MD11 | Honor and Shame

The Arrival of Honor/Shame (Editorial Preface to the Issue)
An Honor-Bearing Gospel for Shame-Fueled Crises
Romans 8 and the Conception of Chinese Shame and Guilt
Figuring the Disfigured in Zhuangzi and the Gospel of Mark: A Comparative Analysis
"Old Man" as Cipher: Humor and Honor-Shame Rhetoric for Reading Philemon in Mozambique
Face and the Loss of Reputation in the Korean Protestant Church
From One Honor-Shame Culture to Another: A Proposal for Training Chinese Missionaries to Serve in Muslim Contexts
Honor and Shame in Ruth
How Glory Veiled the Honor of God (2 Corinthians 2:1-4:6)
Missionaries and Shame
Everyday Life Case Studies of Honor-Shame Dynamics with the People of Huancayo, Peru
Honor and Shame among the Sankaran in Guinea: A Case Study
An Interview with Mission Resource Network’s Dan Bouchelle, Mark Hooper, Andy Johnson, and David Allen
Ten Years of Missio Dei: A Reflection from the Editor
Review of The Honor-Shame Paraphrase Series
Review of Daniel Y. Wu, Honor, Shame, and Guilt: Social-Scientific Approaches to the Book of Ezekiel
Review of Jackson Wu, Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul's Message and Mission
Review of Te-Li Lau, Defending Shame: Its Formative Power in Paul’s Letters
Review of Audrey Frank, Covered Glory: The Face of Honor and Shame in the Muslim World
Review of Jayson Georges and Mark D. Baker, Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials
Review of Ajith Fernando, Discipling in a Multicultural World
Review of Robert A. Hunt, Muslim Faith and Values: A Guide for Christians
Review of Mark E. Powell, John Mark Hicks, and Greg McKinzie, Discipleship in Community: A Theological Vision for the Future

MD10.2 | Sundry Articles

MD10.1 | Majority World Voices

MD9.2 | Missional. Monastic. Restorationist?

MD9.1 | Engaging the Classics

On the Necessity of Reengaging Mission Classics (Editorial Preface to the Issue)
Roland Allen’s Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? [1912]
Eugene Nida’s Customs and Cultures [1954]
Donald McGavran’s Bridges of God [1955]
Donald McGavran’s Understanding Church Growth [1970]
Christ Has Laid Hold of Me: A Review of Newbigin’s The Open Secret [1978]
Vincent Donovan’s Christianity Rediscovered [1978]
Charles Kraft’s Communication Theory for Christian Witness [1983]
Paul G. Hiebert’s Anthropological Insights for Missionaries [1985]—Thirty-Three Years Later
Lamin Sanneh’s Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture [1989]
Andrew Walls and The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Introducing World Christianity to Church History [1996]
Romans, Reconciliation, and Role-Playing in Mozambique: Benefiting from the 'New Perspective on Paul'
Foreword of Stephen V. Crowder, The Field is the World: A History of the Canton Mission (1929–1949) of the Churches of Christ, by Thomas H. Olbricht
Review of Craig Van Gelder and Dwight J. Zscheile, Participating in God’s Mission: A Theological Missiology for the Church in America
Review of Monte Cox, Significant Others: Understanding Our Non-Christian Neighbors
Review of Evelyne A. Reisacher, ed., Toward Respectful Understanding and Witness among Muslims: Essays in Honor of J. Dudley Woodberry

MD8.2 | Mission Journal and the Road Ahead

Of Gadflies and Grace: Inheriting the Legacy of Mission Journal (Editorial Preface to the Issue)
Losing Our Religion: The Legacy of Mission Journal
Mission Journal: Reshaping the Church’s Mission in a Changing World
Biblical Worship and Mission in Context: Mission and Churches of Christ in Crisis, 1967–1988
Missional Theology as Economic Enterprise
Building an Intercultural Church in Imperial Japan: Yunosuke Hiratsuka and the Utilization of the Church of Christ and National Identities, 1897–1945
Early Twentieth-Century Unity among Stone-Campbell Movement Congregations in Southern Africa: Emphasizing the Gospel over Ecclesiastical Traditions
Pan-Handle Preachers and the Pope: A Cross-Cultural Dialectic and Missionary Identity Formation of the Churches of Christ in Post-War Italy
Lawrence Wharton: Pioneer in Disciples Mission to the “Heathen” and Window into Nineteenth-Century Disciples’ Understanding of Cross-Cultural Missions
Youth Outreach and Missional Ecclesiology: Listening to Those at the Church’s Boundaries
Agape: Creating Missional Partnerships to Lead Community Shalom, Justice, and Healing
When Having a Bad Leader is Good: Processing a Negative Experience and Applying Leadership Lessons from the Kings
Review of Tod Bolsinger, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
Review of Gary Holloway, A Global Fellowship: A Concise History of the World Convention of Churches of Christ
Review of Michael J. Gorman, Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission
Review of Review of James K. A. Smith, How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

MD8.1 | The Status of World Missions among US Churches of Christ

MD7 | The Contours of Mission in the USA

MD6.2 | Partnership

"What We Talk about When We Talk about Partnership" (Editorial Preface to the Issue)
Best Practices in Global Partnerships: A Reflection on Lessons We Are Learning in International Relationships
Making Sure Helping Does not Hurt: Bringing Sustainable and Eternal Change from the Inside Out
Partnership for Evangelizing in Mali
Americans Rob Nationals
A Relational Vision of Partnership
Recognizing Poverty Rules: Addressing the Causes and Patterns of Absolute Poverty among the Makua-Metto People
Self-Imposed Strictures and the Role of Western Missionaries in Cross-Cultural Mission to Africa
Review of Paul Borthwick, Western Christians in Global Missions: What's the Role of the North American Church?
Review of Scott A. Bessenecker, Overturning Tables: Freeing Missions from the Christian-Industrial Complex
Review of Robert D. Lupton, Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)
Review of Evelyn Hibbert and Richard Hibbert, Leading Multicultural Teams
Review of Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself, 2nd ed.
Review of Clint Archer, Holding the Rope: Short-Term Missions, Long-Term Impact
Review of Lowell Bliss, Environmental Missions: Planting Churches and Trees
Review of Craig Ott and J. D. Payne, eds., Missionary Methods: Research, Reflections, and Realities
Review of Jim Raymo and Judy Raymo, Millennials and Mission: A Generation Faces A Global Challenge

MD6.1 | Member Care

MD5.2 | Watershed Discipleship

MD5.1 | Missional Hermeneutics

MD4.2 | Christ's Mission among the Abrahamic Faiths

MD4.1 | Vulnerable Mission

"Vulnerable Mission" (Editorial Preface to the Issue)
'Mission in Weakness and Vulnerability' in Selected Writings: From Lesslie Newbigin's and David Bosch's Missiological Books
Economy of Grace: An Early Christian Take on Vulnerable Mission
Unveiling Empire: Ecclesial Resistance to Global Capitalism
The Need for Indigenous Languages and Resources in Mission to Africa in Light of the Presence of Monism/Witchcraft
Vulnerable Mission vis-à-vis Mainstream Mission and Missiology
What Is That In Your Hand?: Mobilizing Local Resources
The King's English in a Tamil Tongue: Missions, Paternalism, and Hybridity in South India
Vulnerable Mission: Questions from a Latin American Context
Vulnerable Mission in Angola: An Intra-African Conversation with Jim Harries
A Missional Church Is . . . : Artistic Expressions of a Fuzzy Concept
Review of Jean Johnson, We Are Not the Hero: A Missionary's Guide for Sharing Christ, Not a Culture of Dependency
Review of W. Ross Blackburn, The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus
Review of A. Scott Moreau, Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models
Review of J. D. Payne, Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission
Review of Bryan P. Stone and Claire E. Wolfteich, Sabbath in the City: Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence

MD3.2 | Missio Urbana

"Urbanized Mission" (Editorial Preface to the Issue)
Urban Imagination in the Old Testament: A Selective Overview
The City and Early Christianity
David Lipscomb on the Urban Poor
Incarnational Ministry in the Urban Context
Reading the City: Cultural Texts and Urban Community
Engaging the Poor with Christian Disciplines
LIFE: A Vigil for the Late Modern World
The Lives of Migrant Women: A Vantage Point for Contemporary Issues in Urban Missiology
The Story of Englewood Christian Church
A Future of Hope: Jeremiah 29
The Process of the Gospel
Life Outside the Box
A Light to the City: the Missional Journey of Southside Church of Christ
Three Stories from the Streets
Review of Susan S. Baker, ed., Globalization and its Effects on Urban Ministry in the 21st Century
Review of David W. Smith, Seeking a City With Foundations: Theology for an Urban World
Review of Sean Benesh, View from the Urban Loft: Developing a Theological Framework for Understanding the City
Review of Mark R. Gornik, Word Made Global: Stories of African Christianity in New York City
Review of J. W. Rogerson and John Vincent, The City in Biblical Perspective
Review of Warren R. Copeland, Doing Justice in Our Cities: Lessons in Public Policy from America's Heartland
Review of Viv Grigg, The Spirit of Christ and The Postmodern City
Review of Stanley H. Skreslet, Comprehending Mission: The Questions, Methods, Themes, Problems, and Prospects of Missiology

MD3.1 | STM

MD2.2 | Mission in the Global Village

"Glocalization: The New Context of the Missio Dei" (Editorial Preface to the Issue)
From Sect to Secularization: Understanding the History and Future of the Earth's Largest Faith
James and the Gospel
James and Jesus
Western Missions and Dependency
Talking For Money: The Donor Industry as Fulfillment of Ancient African Religious Ideals
Becoming Senders: How One Brazilian Church Went Missional
¿Se Habla Español? Misconceptions and Suggestions Regarding Ministries to US Latinos
Running to Catch Up with God
Mexicans, Missionaries, Mandarin, and Memphis
The Missional Posture and Our Muslim Neighbors
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Talking with James
Thoughts on the 'Missional Manifesto'
Review of Dyron B. Daughrity, The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion
Review of Lamin Sanneh, Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity
Review of Dana L. Robert, Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion
Review of Robert A. Hunt, The Gospel among the Nations: A Documentary History of Inculturation
Review of Mary T. Lederleitner, Cross-Cultural Partnerships: Navigating the Complexities of Money and Mission
Review of David Livermore, What Can I Do? Making a Global Difference Right Where You Are

MD2.1 | Good News to the Poor

MD1 | Rediscovering Missio Dei