Missions and World Christianity

Beginnings of the Church of the Nazarene in Croatia

Dr. Culbertson gives an account of the starting work of the Church of the Nazarene in current day Croatia.


Portfolio of the Pentecostal Mission and Missionaries to India

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Association of Pentecostal Churches of America

01 Presentation slip from Lura Ingler

02 Diagram of Missionary Compound in Buldana, Barar, India

03 Photographers of Missionary Compound

05 Photograph and biography of Rev. Martyn D. Wood

06 Photograph and biography of Anna Matlack Wood

07 Photograph and biography of Wood children

08 Photograph and biography of Lillian M. Sprague

09 Photograph and biography of John Wesley Wood

10 Photograph of Mrs. John Wesley Wood

11 Photograph and biography of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Davidson

Our Missionaries to India

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Martyn D. Wood
Anne Matlack Wood
Lillian M. Sprague
Carrie E. Taylor
Fred P. Wiley

The Christian Experiences of the five persons recently approved by The Association of Pentecostal Churches of America for missionary work in India.

Missionary Committee of the Association of Pentecostal Churches of America, Miscellaneous, 1905-1906

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Association of Pentecostal Churches of America

02 Resolution to Open a Holiness Mission in East Lynn Friends Church

03 Articles of the Mission

06 Articles of Missionary Committee Dec 11, 1897

09 Motion to invited

10 Agreement between Rev. & Mrs. Rogers and the Missionary Committee

11 Memo of Resignation from James Davidson to Board of Foreign Mission

12 Letter from C. Howard Davis

13 A Letter from The Peoples Pentecostal Church of West Brooklyn to the Missionary Committee

To the Shelter: Middle East Stories of Finding Strength, Courage, and Hope in God

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Browning Kay

No one knows the path his or her life will take, nor did we know that our path would converge with lovely and loving lives in a difficult part of the world—the Middle East. During our years there, we learned how important it was to find a place of shelter during difficult times. When the first edition of this book was released in 1997, the shelters to which we referred were churches where people could find refuge from war and strife.

God’s Bulgarian Tapestry : The Story of the Beginnings of the Church of the Nazarene in Bulgaria

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Howard Culbertson

Dr. Culbertson uses the metaphor of a tapestry that has many threads to make up a whole to describe the beginning works of the Church of the Nazarene in Bulgaria.  It shows how many different individuals have made up this tapestry and the impact both on the church in Bulgaria as well as the individuals that have served or been woven into the history of the church.

The Mediator - Volume 3 Issue 1 October 2001

This issue of The Mediator focuses upon the topic of Missions, a task to involves taking the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the
uttermost part of the world" (Acts l:8)in terms and ways to which people of the world respond. Unprecedented opportunities exist today for
spreading the Good News but along with these opportunities comes significant challenges. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges is the matter
of spirituality.


The Mediator - Volume III Issue 2 April 2002

This issue also explores themes related to the doctrine of holiness. My own article on grace, law, and conscience investigates some basic theological presuppositions that help facilitate growth in understanding John Wesley, the Apostle Paul, but most importantly, the work of the Holy Spirit. The seemingly diverse theological concepts of grace and law come together as inseparable partners when the Holy Spirit uses a willing and open conscience as the guide for helping a person become more like Christ.


The Mediator - Volume IV Issue 1 October 2002

This issue of The Mediator explores the theme of communicating the gospel of hope in ways that are relevant to our world. We are confronted with this question: What hope can the gospel communicate to a world that is increasingly secular and pluralistic? The emptiness of post-modernism confronts not only North America and Europe but also many countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The creedal answers from the Church's great confessions of faith are not always sufficient to convince skeptical people that there is an almighty God who cares for them. To many, God is increasingly becoming irrelevant and old-fashioned; God (capital "G") has become a god (lower case "g"). For some, God is either so transcendent as to be unapproachable or so immanent as to be ineffective. For others, the idea of a personal "God" is naive and even offensive. Hope has become like truth, an elusive abstract that no one can grasp. The daily news does little to help grow hope but instead creates fear and uncertainty. How does the gospel answer an atmosphere of hopelessness? The 2001-05 quadrennial theme for the Church of the Nazarene is "Jesus the Hope ." As theologians of the church, what message of hope can we offer that will make a difference in a dying world? Hope cannot be found in anything in this world. Our hope as believers is anchored beyond this world—in Jesus Christ. Our hope is not placed in dogmatic claims of the church or theological suppositions about a transcendent God, but our hope is placed in a person who lived among us. Our hope is in a person who lived in this fallen world but who also proclaimed freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind, and release to the oppressed (Luke 4:18). Our optimism in grace is tempered by a genuine concern for the world. Yet we find hope difficult because hope has a degree of uncertainty about it. Hope involves being dependent upon another, and we want to be independent We want the source of our hope to be within our control. Hope must be expressed in tangible ways. Our hope is not simply for a blessed afterlife but leads us to live a certain way in the present. It gives us joy in the midst of sorrow. It gives us victory in seeming defeat It gives us peace in the heat of battle.



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