Scripture and Strategy (EMS 1)
The Use of the Bible in Postmodern Church and Mission
Scripture should occupy a central place in the future strategy of churches and their mission. But what does that mean practically? Amid the many voices in the church, who should we listen to? What wisdom can we glean from those who’ve gone before us?
In Scripture and Strategy, David Hesselgrave serves the church by bringing together ten renowned church leaders and missions visionaries. They advise us not to give in to a simplistic understanding and use of Scripture. Collectively, the contributors emphasize a critical idea that often gets overlooked. In short, the Bible should not only inform our message; it should shape our methods.
Scripture and Strategy brings diverse issues into conversation. It explores topics like contextualization, church planting, and spiritual warfare in light of biblical interpretation, postmodernism, and biblical authority. This book presses us to look ahead to the future of missions by looking back to God’s revelation in the past.
Dr. Hesselgrave helps us understand the discussions on hermeneutics, contextualization, discipling and training, and shows the underlying unity that lies in starting with a high view of Scripture. His work provides and agenda for missiology in the 21st century.The late Paul G. HiebertProfessorFuller Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
David Hesselgrave is a doer's thinker. Based on his background of field ministry in Japan and extensive observation of the world's mission scene, he has produced a series of foundational texts to guide practitioners. Scripture and Strategy constitutes a strong call to build the future of missions on the only effective foundation: the Word of God.Michael PocockProfessorDallas Theological Seminary
- Pages: 206
- Publisher: William Carey Publishing
- Binding: Paperback
- Publish Year: 1994
- ISBN: 9781645084914
- Vendor: William Carey Publishing