Missions and World Christianity

Advances in Bible Translation for the Deaf

Advances in Bible Translation for the Deaf

by Jay Charles Soper, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Mathematics and Science, MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU)


Eyewitness: Seeing from Within an Oppressive Society

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Gusztinné Tulipán Mária

Gustinne Tulipan Maria was born to Christian parents in Hungary at a time in that country’s history when Christ followers were being persecuted under Communist rule.  By the 1990’s, the culture had begun to change in monumental ways.  Maria was an eyewitness to great events.

As she reflects on her years or pioneering the work of the Church of the Nazarene in Hungary, Maria, an ordained elder in the church, says this about her homeland:  “I do like the complexity of the ugly and the good together…and discovering the touch of God’s hand through it all.  

Living Side by Side: Serving the People of Cactus, Texas

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Jenni Monteblanco

Cactus, Texas is a community of 4,000 people and 40 languages.  Many Cactus residents are refugees who have fled war, persecution, or natural disasters.  Others are immigrants, documented and undocumented.  Most are grappling with a new culture, a new language, and what life in America means for them. 

In the midst of this beautiful diversity, Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center exists to extend the love of God to the people of this small community in tangible and life-changing ways.

Mursi: Reaching the Unreached of Ethiopia

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Howie Shute

The Mursi people of Ethiopia are a community of nomads who were unreached with the gospel message as of the late 20th century. God called missionary Howie Shute to change that.

Howie and others prayed together that God would remove barriers so that the good news of Jesus would be proclaimed and received by the Mursi. Read about the incredible God-ordained partnerships that brought people from around the globe to work through the Church of the Nazarene to reach out to Ethopia’s Mursi. 

WHDL: A Library for the World

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Tammy Condon

A shared passion to resource pastors and leaders around the world.  A global collaborative team from a broad range of disciplines.  Cutting-edge technology.  God’s provision.  Together, these elements culminated in a story of innovation that is bridging the gap between those with abundant resources and those with few. 

The Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library delivers content in a variety of languages and formats to remote locations across the globe.  Committing to the development of this one-of-a-kind library required strategic leadership, bold initiative, and the hand of God. 

The Collision Between Law and Grace

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Bernie Slingerland

This book was written to help the reader to understand with clarity the Ten Commandments as they are seen through the whole scope of Scripture (no compromise intended). Also, they are presented from both an Old and New Testament perspective to see how Jesus has fulfilled the Law, and the material is to be contextualized for today's student of the Bible.

Missio Dei at Work in Haiti

Poster, Week of Scholarship, 2014, Honors Program Student Scholarship.

The General Spread of the Gospel (Sermon 63)

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
John Wesley

"The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters covers the sea." Isa. 11:9.

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