33 minutes | Sep 23, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Lisa Espineli Chinn who wrote the article "Beyond Welcome Home! 10 Things You Need to Know about Reentry", which appears in the January 2016 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly. She writes, "REENTRY TRANSITION is a serious matter. Whether we reenter from a long assignment abroad, a short-term mission trip, a week of vacation, or even a conference, we need to know how to reenter well. Reentry is an often overlooked part of the transition process. This is largely due to our faulty assumption that we, along with the people and the place we left behind, have remained the same while we were away. Naturally, the longer we are away from home, the more changes we have to face. Thus, it often becomes fittingly a Welcome Back, rather than a Welcome Home. When I was a mother of three young children and traveled for ministry purposes, I developed a simple reentry strategy. I asked my kids three questions: 1. What was the highlight of your time while mom was away? 2. What was the “low light?” 3. What does mom need to know now that she is back? I asked them individually, and based on their answers, I was able to adjust to their needs and expectations. Because my husband and I often travel separately for ministry, we have also made it a practice to debrief each time one of us returns from a trip. Even when we attend the same event, we put it on our schedule to share our reflections onsite and upon return. Over the years of preparing international students in the U.S. to reenter back home (and also training short-term and career missionaries on reentry), I have found the following ten topics important to address." Listen for more from Lisa Espineli Chinn on this episode of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
35 minutes | Sep 2, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Ed Stetzer who wrote "The State of the American Church: When Numbers Point to a New Reality", which appears in the July 2016 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly. Stetzer writes, "The polls are in and the news is bad for the Church in America. Christianity is on the decline, Americans have given up on God, and the “Nones”—those who have no religious ties—are on the rise. It is indeed true that parts of the Christian Church in America are struggling, while a growing number of Americans are far from God. As former head of a research firm that studies the church and culture, I often tell pastors and other Christian leaders that “facts are our friends.” Surveys and other polls are a bit like running a series of tests during an annual physical. The scale, stethoscope, and blood tests don’t lie. There is no positive spin on your increased weight, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Research data gives us a realistic picture of our health—rather than the overly optimistic view we’d prefer." Listen for more from Ed Stetzer on this episode of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
52 minutes | Aug 19, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Suzy Triplett who wrote the article "God's Transforming Story: How the Metanarrative of Scripture Can Change Lives", which appears in the July 2016 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly. Triplett writes, "We all love a good story. In 2012, moviegoers worldwide spent the equivalent of US$62.4 billion at the box office. Something happens when a story is told. Stories move us emotionally and move us into action. There is power in a good story, and in the wake of post-modernism the power of storytelling is needed today like never before. However, the Church has largely moved away from storytelling as a means of spiritual formation. In his book Experiential Storytelling, Mark Miller points out that the Reformation created a dichotomy between faith and creativity, causing Jesus’ ancient principles of storytelling to be exchanged for the preaching of propositional truths (2003, 43). Yet storytelling and spiritual formation can and need to be interconnected. If spiritual formation is “the Spirit-driven process of forming the inner world of the human self in such a way that it becomes like the inner being of Christ himself” (Willard 2002, 22), then storytelling needs to become an integral part of helping people see the life of Jesus become part of their own story. This is true for all people, regardless of their age, ethnicity, spiritual maturity, or literacy status. However, it is particularly true as we consider our growing awareness and understanding of oral cultures. In Making Disciples of Oral Learners, it is estimated that over two-thirds of the world’s population is made up of oral communicators (2005, 3). That is 5.7 billion people who can’t, don’t, or won’t read." Listen for more from Suzy Triplett on this episode of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
31 minutes | Aug 5, 2016
Keith Peters interviews George Yip who wrote "Introducing Post-postmodern Missiology", which appears in the July 2016 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly. Yip writes: "In this article, I want to give a brief introduction to post-postmodern missiology by answering two questions: Why do we need a post-postmodern missiology? and What is it?" He continues, "Modernism and postmodernism have failed. Enlightenment modernism divorces reason and faith and elevates reason above faith. It attempts to use rationality and scientific method to master both the natural world and humanity. It asserts that one can grasp directly the nature of the object without the need of language (transparency) and reveal objective reality in writing. Furthermore, it has spawned secularism. The twin problems of modernism and secularism have caused much harm to the world and the Church—not only the Western Church, but increasingly the Church worldwide. The modernist approach to mission has failed." Listen for more from George Yip on this episode of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
26 minutes | Jul 20, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Gene Wilson who wrote the article Church-planting Catalysts for Gospel Movements which appears in the July 2016 issue of EMQ. Wilson writes, "Many pastors and missionaries are crossing the globe, teaching, encouraging, and resourcing with good intentions, but questionable effectiveness. Other church-planting catalysts, especially those who work within a denominational framework, manage systems like assessment, church-planter boot camp, financial support, coaching, and others. They try to maintain some church-planting momentum, but rarely achieve movement." Hear more from Wilson on this episode of EMQ. Comments and sharing are encouraged through the podcast distributor where you listen to EMQ! ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly ℗2016 Educational Media Corp.
28 minutes | Jun 12, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Billy Coppedge who wrote a response to Wes Seng's article "Has the Use of Orality Been Taken Too Far?". Coppedge's response is entitled "Looking Instead at What Each Method Offers Learners" which appears in the April 2016 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
25 minutes | May 24, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Wes Seng who wrote the article "Has the Use of Orality Been Taken Too Far?" which appears in the April 2016 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
20 minutes | May 2, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Eric M.Straw who wrote the article "God, the Bible, Technology, andMission" which appears in the April 2016 issue of EvangelicalMissions Quarterly. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016Educational Media Corporation.
27 minutes | Apr 11, 2016
EMQ’s Keith Peters speaks with John William Mehn whose article “What Kind of Leaders Reproduce Churches?” appears in the April 2016 issue of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
19 minutes | Mar 20, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Gary Corwin who wrote the editorial Worth A Venture which appeared in the January 2016 issue of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
25 minutes | Feb 25, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Willis Ott who wrote the article Understanding Why Two Thousand Languages Still Have No Bible Translation in Progress which appeared in the January 2016 issue of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
22 minutes | Feb 5, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Anthony B. Parker who wrote the article In Harms Way: Reflections on Missionaries and Risk which appeared in the January 2016 issue of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
30 minutes | Jan 15, 2016
Keith Peters interviews Nikki Toyama-Szeto who wrote the article Recovering Prayer and Discernment in Our Agendas and Strategies which appeared in the January 2016 issue of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation.
41 minutes | Dec 24, 2015
Keith Peters interviews two guests: Paul Trinh who wrote the article "Transition: The Key To Storytelling" which appeared in the October 2015 issue of EMQ and Colin Beaurp on "Scripture, Global Mission and Black Swans" which was published in the July 2015 edition of EMQ. ©2015 Evangelical Missions Quarterly ℗2015 Educational Media Corp.
31 minutes | Dec 3, 2015
Keith Peters interviews Matt Erickson who wrote the article "Perched on the Shoulders of Giants:Building Legacy for the Sake of Mission" which appeared in the October 2015 issue of EMQ.
24 minutes | Nov 14, 2015
Keith Peters interviews Ed Stetzer on "Modes of Mission in New and Established Churches" published in the October 2015 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ©2015 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2015 Educational Media Corp.
44 minutes | Oct 22, 2015
Keith Peters interviews John Jay Travis on "C1-C6 Spectrum after 15 Years"; Warrick Farah and Kyle Meeker on "W-Spectrum: Worker Paradigms in Muslim Contexts". Both articles were published in the October 2015 issue of EMQ.