Anabaptist Witness

A global Anabaptist and Mennonite dialogue on key issues facing the church in mission

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What is Mission? Evangelism, Justice, and Beyond

What is Christian mission? Is it verbally sharing the gospel in order to convert non-believers? Is it social justice ministry aimed at realizing God's shalom on earth as it is in heaven? Is it some mixture of both, or something else entirely? Contributors to the current issue of Anabaptist Witness engage these crucial questions through theological, biblical, and personal reflections on ministry in a wide variety of settings. While most contributors agree that mission involves all of life, disagreements are evident over the specific shape of mission practice. Still, there seems to be an emerging consensus that mission involves vulnerable encounters with others. We hope that this issue will help you answer the question, What is mission?

April 2016

Book review by Wilbert R. Shenk

John E. Sharp, “My Calling to Fulfill: The Orie O. Miller Story”

Book review by Alain Epp Weaver

Beth Baron, “The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood”

Book review by Melanie Kampen

Ada María Isasi-Díaz and Eduardo Mendieta, eds., “Decolonizing Epistemologies: Latina/o Theology and Philosophy”

Book review by Karin Holsinger Sherman

Berry Friesen and John K. Stoner, “If Not Empire, What? A Survey of the Bible”

Book review by Aaron Griffith

Steven P. Miller, “The Age of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years”

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