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.

Does Your Organization Have the Moral Courage to Hire A Diverse Staff?

Last year, I spoke at a mission conference in Pasadena, California. As is the case in many evangelical events I have taken part in over...

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Six Challenges of Missional Church Planting (Part 3)

This is the last of a three-part series by Dan Steigerwald. The previous posts are here and here. The final post focuses the organizational development of a church...

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Five Non-Negotiables for White Folks in Pursuing Reconciliation

  “Racial reconciliation” is all the rage. Increasingly, younger white Christians are professing their desire for unity across ethnic lines. Christianity Today recently ran a piece noting...

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Six Challenges of Missional Church Planting (Part 2)

This second post by Dan Steigerwald addresses two challenges of developing a healthy core team. The first post is here and part 3 is here.   Challenge 3:...

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Making Race in Puerto Rico

Have you ever wondered about how race differs between the U.S. mainland and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico? As in the case of missiology in...

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Six Challenges of Missional Church Planting (Part 1)

This is the first of a three-part series by Dan Steigerwald. You can find part two here and part three here. The number of Christians who have had...

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Missionary Self-Care and Spirituality

  I love missionaries because they get the job done. Against all odds. They’re committed to a long obedience in the same direction at any...

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Learning from the Maasai

  I was seated with a group of Maasai leaders outside their village at the foot of the Chulu Hills in the shadow of Mt....

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Spring Break Research in Thailand

  “The spirits residing in the tree could not escape before the tree was milled into planks that were used to build my house. Now...

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Lament of a Church Planter

lament |ləˈment|, noun: a passionate expression of grief or sorrow   When a core group member leaves suddenly, or conflict erupts between two key missional...

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