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This course will respond to issues like: Is Christ the only way? What is our scriptural and theological foundation for evangelizing the whole world? Does the global mandate begin with Jesus' Great Commission? What about those who have never heard of the name of Jesus? What about those "gentiles" who lived and died prior to Jesus' birth? What does sincerity in following one's own religion count for? In what ways does our culture shape our theology? Is it possible to respond to religious pluralism without falling into either a narrow dogmatism on the one hand, or an uncritical relativism on the other?
- Course syllabus
- Phone numbers for various religious groups in OKC (for interview project)
- Question possibilities for group presentations
- Diamond poem instructions
- Will those who have never heard the gospel be lost? Here's a summary of the positions taken by believers on this question: Are the heathen (the unevangelized) really lost?
- Knowing if you are called to missionary service
- Brief lecture on "Biblical foundations for missions"
- Canaan -- strategic land bridge: How strategic was God's choice of a land for His people?
- Live-and-convert philosophy -- thoughts on Luke 5 and 6
- Among all nations with power -- thoughts on Luke 24:49
- Case studies
- Videos used
- Peace Child
- Lesslie Newbigin's "The Missionary Mandate" message
- Don Richardson lecture: "Abraham Factor" [ get viewing guide ]
- Don Richardson lecture: "Jesus, Messiah for all peoples" [ get viewing guide ]
- Syncretism: the meeting of the two ways [ get viewing guide ] [ for an example of syncretism in Mexico, see the video "Celebrating the Day of the Dead" ]
- Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand -- a story that helps us reflect on a theology of suffering as it relates to global outreach
- God's global purpose
- PowerPoint presentations
- Exam study guides [ click here ]
- Instructions for exegesis paper
- Scenarios for group discussions in class
- Sample term paper (not a perfect paper, just a sample of a paper that meets the course expectations) [ view paper ]
- Jonah, the reluctant missionary -- an Old Testament story helps answer the question: "Are the heathen really lost?"
Theology of Missions resources on the Internet
How to cite internet sources in your papers
Most courses at SNU contain a writing component.
I expect students to produce written work that is focused, well developed, organized and relatively free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Papers falling short of this standard will not be graded. That work will be returned to the students for further revision and resubmission.
See my writing checklist.
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