Religion-Other

The Mediator - Volume VIII, Issue 1 April 2011

This volume of The Mediator is dedicated to broadly missiological interests. It represents only some of the research, thinking and emphasis of the Donald Owens School of World Mission, located on the campus of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary. There are many other exciting areas that capture our attention today as well. Among these is the anti-human trafficking movement and our own Step-UP Program—an educational preventative program aimed especially at out-of-school youth. There is also the cutting edge Cyber-Mission emphasis represented by a recent Cyber-Cultural E-missions Consultation held under sponsorship of DOSWM that explored both how to utilize cyber space for missions, and cyber space as a mission field in itsown right. It was led by one of our own APNTS graduates, Professor Emil Kaburuan who is completing his Ph.D. dissertation in Taiwan. There are the developments of web-radio, which was demonstrated by two of our APNTS students,and web-tv. But these are all things for a future edition of The Mediator.This volume deals with other equally interesting aspects of missiology. The lead article is mine this time. It is an article dealing with the constant change inthe practice of missions. Change has alwaysbeen a factor in missions. The difference now is the rate and scope of change. We are living in a time when change ishappening much more rapidly due largely to technological advances; change oftencan have a world-wide impact. Think of the things like the social phenomenon of FACEBOOK, which infour short years has 500,000,000 users across the generational spectrum.Robert Bickert offers a very insightful article into the urban mix of Islam and Christianity. Thisarticle was urged to have been published quite some time ago, but it is our privilege now to be able to bring it to you in the pages of The Mediator. This is a case study conducted in Sierra Leone West Africa, but it has implications in many urban settings today. We trust you will find some enduring principles that may inform your own present or future ministries.Alexander Schipp is a 2000 graduate of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary. He givesus a short case study based in the Philippine context. We appreciate his keen insights and observations. The twin concern of missions, and indeed Christian ministryin general, is both to exegete the gospel message welland to exegete the people with whom we minister at the same time.We are publishing a summary of Jarrett Davis’s thesis about social identity of a community of people in the Philippines who are part of a church plant. This is the first time we have published such a summary. We recommend this case study to you for its fine insights into the social dynamics of people in a Christian ministry setting related to church planting methodology.

English
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00016526

The Mediator - Volume X, Issue 1 December 2014

The present issue may be regarded as an epistemological sampler. Each article takes a distinctive approach to ways of knowing. Our first article, from professors Kwon and Crizaldo, takes a decidedly modern tack yet reaches a markedly post-modern conclusion. Using the standard tools of qualitative social sciences, they tackle the problem of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relative to dengue prevention in a community located adjacent to the Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.

English
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00016199

The Mediator - Volume XI, Issue 1 April 2015

The essays in this issue began their existence as speeches to be heard, not as words on a page to be seen.They are the induction speeches of five APNTSfaculty members on the occasionsof their installation as professors (for Modine, Petallar, Tabuena, and myself) and as president (Im).Modine “talks” about the theology of Scripture, I “share” about inno-vation in the New Testament, Petallar “discusses” the Wesleyan Quadrilateral as pertains to Holistic Child Development, Tabuena “converses” about inter-subjectivity in life and education, and Im “tells” his vision for the future of APNTS.

English
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00016198

The Mediator - Volume XII, Issue 1 April 2017

The articles in this issue of The Mediatorare the outcome of a conference on postmodernity held at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary on March 5, 2016. The first of these articles formed the cornerstone for the conference, as Dr. Phillip E. Davis presented some of the fruit of his doctoral investigations into the work of Jean-François Lyotard and Lieven Boeve. To his great credit, Davis was able to present the complexities of postmodern philosophy and theology, repackaged in a way that was both accessible to a general audience while simultaneously faithful to the origi-nal work.

English
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00016197
Subscribe to RSS - Religion-Other