History of Missions
Reec0ng on the Purpose, Nature
and Task of Missions
No class on Monday or Wednesday because of the
In lieu of class, you will have to aEend two lectures
Syllabus and Course Schedule
BMIS 280: World Christian
Instructor: Ken Graves
Office: McInteer 135 Phone Ext. 5646
Note the following Office Hour policy:
10:00 and 1:30-
Quiz simulation over todays chapter
You Are Not an Activist
A new era in STM began in 1949
By 2005 @ 1.6 million
The average time is now 8 days
Two-thirds of STM are two weeks or less
The Great Century
In the 1800s Evangelical fervor
propels ChrisFanity throughout the
William Carey: The man
An impoverished En
The Problem of Evil
Why does God allow Suffering?
Suffering can be good
Clayton video on problem of human
The Big Question
If God is ALL GOOD, and ALL
POWERFUL, why is there suffering (or
evil) in the world?
Why are People so Different?
Culture and World View
Adapted from Anthropological
Insights for Missionaries by Paul G.
Everyday Theology by Kevin
Definition of Culture
Everything that humans do voluntarily as
opposed to involuntar
An Historical Overview
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Ruth Tucker
Bring video guides next week
STM workers needed!
Movie analysis and turniJn.com
John Piper Videos
And an inexperienced
Until 2001 the Spanish
Internet program at
World Bible School
did not exist.
Now it involves almost 400
Christians serving more than
from 40+ countries.
What do we learn from the Saviors ministry that may help us reach the
How did Jesus approach
What characteristics of Jesus ministry do you believe
were significant to his success?
In what ways does Jesus task appear similar
& ASSIGNMENTS DUE
Reading 1: pp. 583-588 (in class quiz)
Christian Witness to the Chinese People, Thomas Wang and
Reading 2: pp. 3-9
The Living God is a Missionary Go
BMIS 280 F 2013
Exam 1 Study Guide
The Teleological argument
The Design argument
The Watchmaker Analogy
The Anthropological argument
Conversation Partners Information Questionnaire (World Christian)
Interests and Hobbies (please list as many as you can):
Other countries you have visited or lived in:
Topics you would
This document is a summary of my class notes, which were largely based on:
Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends
Edited by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, and Michael J. Sleasma
The Dierence Bonding Makes
Not culturally normal
Space can be a problem
Couples may need alone Ame
Readiness to bond to new environment
Learn how they organize their lives
Memory Verses (from the NIV)
Be prepared to match the following verses.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hand
BMIS 280 Exam 2 Study Guide
What is WBS?
How many Spanish-speaking students are there with WBS?
In what language does WBS have the greatest need for teachers?
If you were a teacher for WBS how many students would you need to take?
Study Guide for BMIS 280 Exam 3
The state of Christianity in America
The ministry he works with
How does Crowson help students?
The goal of Outreach America
Why Are People So Different?
Hieberts definition of culture (fill-in-th
Why be World Class
For the glory of God
Today We Will
Sign attendance roster Men write P by your name if your willing to
Pass around current events sign up sheet
Introduce the teacher
Review syllabus completely
Eight-point essay about
Due on Tuesday, on Canvas
Your Testimony / Essay
Ask someone to share their story with you.
Share your story with someone else.
Due on Friday, September 13
On Canvas, no hard copy
Good News that
Do I Believe in Heaven?
What are the theological implica?ons?
Condsider John Lennons
Imagine Theres No Heaven
What do you like about this song?
Do you have any concerns?