Fuller School of Intercultural Studies Blog

On this blog site you’ll find weekly updates and insights from faculty and friends of Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies: missional conversations, up-to-date information, reflection, and new ideas regarding missional engagement of the global church.

Water, Holy Spirit, Life-Giver

These devotions were offered at an SIS faculty meeting in February 2018. For our devotions today, I have chosen Psalm 46. It is the text…

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6 Reflections on Pentecostalism Today

Changes in Pentecostalism in the Global South and the Globalized Church The older Pentecostal denominations are struggling to change. There have been about 20-40 years…

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Will the Poor Always Be With Us?

One sometimes hears Christians, tired with the news of poverty and exploitation around the world, try and deflect the news by reminding us that Jesus…

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Essentials For Church Planters Who Want To Start Well

Like the rest of the Body of Christ, church planters come in a wide variety. It’s difficult to say, “Planters are like this,” or “Planters…

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3 Ways to Listen for God’s Voice in the City

  Spiritual disciplines and practices help us to build a rhythm and deeper relationship with God. One of those practices, listening, facilitates our hearing and…

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3 Provocative Questions from Planting Churches Among the Homeless

We live in an era of declining church attendance and affiliation. Most Americans today do not affiliate with any denomination or local church body, and…

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Black Panther: Lessons in Dignity from a Real Life Wakandan

  I won’t lie, five minutes into Black Panther and I felt like texting all my white friends and asking if the pride and joy…

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Top Six Reasons for Studying Global Christian Worship and Witness

When I left for Kenya 40 years ago, I was asking God if he could use me, a woman and a musician. In those days…

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The Inextricable Binding of Justice, Grace, and Forgiveness

Like many others, I have been deeply affected by Rachel Denhollander’s powerful testimonies: both her words as the first plaintiff and last survivor to testify in the…

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To Translate or Not To Translate?

Translation enables the transmission of ideas from one sociolinguistic context to another. It has been necessary since God visited the tower of Babel in Genesis…

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