Conference on Cross-Cultural Missions Controversies 3/13

Consider this your special invitation to Controversies in Mission, an unusual missions networking gathering, at Biola University (La Mirada, CA) on Friday, March 13th (8:00am-4:30pm). This flyer shows the list of topics and world class presenters for this Evangelical Missiological Society SW Regional conference.


There is no cost for the conference, but for planning purposes, they need to know who is coming. Call 562-903-4781 or email [email protected] to RSVP.

At this conference, global ministry people and missiologists will engage some controversial topics we often avoid, including::

  • Judith Mendelsohn Rood (Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at Biola University) – Muslim Background Believers: Reflections on my Cape Town 2015 Meeting with the Broken
  • Prospects for Indigenous People Movements in the Buddhist: A Call for Collaborative Local and Global Theologizing
  • Lindquist – Broadening the “Band-Width” in Missionary Caring: Missiology, Member Care and online learning communities of practice
  • Dr. Lisa M. Hoff (Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary) – Hyper Urbanization and the Social Consequences for Women in Mainland China
  • Stan Meyer (PhD Student at Biola Cook School of Intercultural Studies & Senior Staff with Jews for Jesus) – Competing Ecclesiologies in the Modern Messianic-Jewish Movement
  • Dr.Eunice Hong – Power Play in the Immigrant Church (her 2010 Ph.D. thesis was on the topic of Understanding intergenerational Korean American church splits)
  • Kenneth Nehrbass (assistant professor and director of the Ph.D. in intercultural Studies program at Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University) – The Impact of international perceptions of US Americans on strategies of Christian missions
  • Dan Wooding – What’s controversial about missions news reporting?
  • Dr. David Shepherd – The Necessity of Missionary Mutual Care (2014 D.Min. dissertation at George Fox University was Promoting Missionary Mutual Care Through Spiritual Community)
  • David R. Dunaetz (Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Azusa Pacific University) – Submission or Cooperation? Two Competing Approaches to Conflict Resolution in Mission Organization
  • Paul Eshleman (chairs the Strategy Working Group for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization) – Controversy in Mission: Unengaged Unreached People Groups and Finishing the Task
  • John Edmiston ( – Incorporating Cybermissions Strategies Into General Missions Approaches

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