Communication in Mission (EMS 30)
Communicating the Gospel—To All People, By All Means
Communication has always been the heartbeat of God’s interaction with humankind, and without thoughtful communication, mission is not fully effective. With the rise of technology and social media, the church faces a unique set of opportunities. At the same time, our shrinking world presents challenges and requires an increased sensitivity to social, cultural, and geopolitical triggers.
With case studies that span the globe from Australia and Asia to the Black church and Muslim youth diaspora in the United States, this book closely considers what is working in the twenty-first century and what isn’t. From post-colonial contexts to creative-access countries, this collection doesn’t shy away from today’s complex issues. Communication in Mission pulls together diverse voices—some seem like shouts and others like gentle whispers—but each has an important contribution for all who will listen and learn.
This synthesis of personal experiences from field practitioners and theoretical concepts from scholars lays a foundation for application, calling for careful and intentional communication in the ongoing work of missions. Full of hope, this book looks forward to the gospel being received as Good News around the globe.
This fascinating and stimulating compendium has been shaped by contributors who probed deeply into missional communication initiatives that negatively impacted a gospel witness. Through insightful analysis and well-grounded suggestions, they move readers forward to consider fresh options for fruitful intercultural engagement. A particular strength is the breadth of contemporary spheres addressed, which invites readers from diverse areas of mission to examine their own (mis)communication experiences and seek more effective strategies. I heartily recommend this compendium for all desiring to communicate the gospel in relevant, winsome, and effective ways.Evvy Hay Campbell, PhD Associate Professor, Intercultural Studies Emerita Wheaton College Graduate School
Communication in Mission is like fresh water and a rich meal. It is a gift to both contemporary missions scholars and practitioners, as well as the church at large. First, the book recognizes the role of communication as more than simply a tool, rather as a way of life, and more specifically the key to a life with great impact. Second, the compilation of authors offer micro (everyday) and macro (societal), nuanced understandings of how communication impActs missions and how missions impact communication. This book exceeded its goal of capturing my attention and speaking to my heart. May it do the same for you.K. Arianna Molloy, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies Biola University
The world of missions is a complex entity, especially when it comes to cross-cultural communication. Fortunately, this well-researched and documented missiological compendium has emerged to guide cross-cultural workers in this complex task. The authors are not only scholars but also missional practitioners. Their work is refreshing because it emerges out of their personal mission experience. Readers will greatly profit from this treasure of missiological thought, which will stimulate increasingly effective cross-cultural communication in their ministries, helping the advancement of the gospel.Cecil Stalnaker, PhD Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Intercultural Studies Tyndale Theological Seminary, the Netherlands
Communication in Mission offers a wide-ranging compendium—from storytelling to AI—that will expand your thinking and keep you current in the fast-changing world of communication.Tom Steffen, DMiss Professor Emeritus, Intercultural Studies Biola University
- Pages: 220
- Publisher: William Carey Publishing
- Binding: Paperback
- Publish Year: 2022
- ISBN: 9781645084020
- Vendor: William Carey Publishing