What did Paul mean when he said he was all things to all people? This article considers the challenge of the Christian witness today, in the face of unprecedented moral revolution. We are to bear witness to the gospel of Christ by holding on to all that the Bible instructs us to, and letting go of all that would undermine the truth of God's Word.
In this introductory chapter Bray considers a few basic aspects of the nature and task of Christian theology. It includes what it means to know God, the nature and character of the sharing of this faith as a witness to others, the scope and limitations of [theology]], and the reasons for and solutions to theological disagreements.
The goal of mission work is to create indigenous churches which become self-governing, self-propagating, and self-supporting. This article looks at the aspect of the indigenous church being self-propagating, discussing the importance of location, ability to speak the local language, developing instructional material in the local language, good books, training each believer to witness, and the training of children.
Beginning with the biblical witness, Cathy Ross explores the character of hospitality. She shows how it can function as a powerful metaphor for mission. We are encouraged and enabled to reflect on the importance of shared meals and being at the margins, the need to see and respect the guest and stranger as other.