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1. Biblical Perspectives 2. Hot Issue: Multi-Ethnic Congregations/Church Communities OR HUP (Homogeneous Unit Principle) Churches? 3. Multi-Ethnic Congregations/Church Communities: Practical Matters 4. Non-English Speaking Background Congregations/Church Communities in English-Speaking Societies 5. People Groups: Unreached People Groups 6. General 7. Videos 8. Websites ____ 1. Biblical Perspectives The Bible as Authority as an Antidote to Cultural [...]

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1. Biblical Perspectives

2. Hot Issue: Multi-Ethnic Congregations/Church Communities OR HUP (Homogeneous Unit Principle) Churches?

3. Multi-Ethnic Congregations/Church Communities: Practical Matters

4. Non-English Speaking Background Congregations/Church Communities in English-Speaking Societies

5. People Groups: Unreached People Groups

6. General

7. Videos

8. Websites

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1. Biblical Perspectives

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2. Hot Issue: Multi-Ethnic Congregations/Church Communities AND/OR HUP (Homogeneous Unit Principle) Churches?

(In addition to articles from Face to Face Intercultural I have included articles from other sites. I do not necessarily agree with viewpoints expressed in some of these articles, but feel they have a contribution to make to the debate)

Neil Robbie Posts (Transforming Grace):

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3. Multi-Ethnic Congregations/Church Communities: Practical Matters

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4. Non-English Speaking Background Congregations/Church Communities in English-Speaking Societies (includes immigrant churches but some such churches are thoroughly domiciled. These are sometimes inaptly and inappropriately called “Ethnic Churches” sadly ignoring the fact that ALL churches are ethnic churches)

Chinese Congregations/Church Communities and Chinese Culture

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Korean Congregations/Church Communities and Korean Culture

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Other NESB Congregations/Church Communities and Their Cultures

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Miscellaneous

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5. People Groups: Unreached People Groups:

Finishing the Task

IMB: Getting There

IMB: Global Research

Joshua Project

Operation World

People Groups

Pray for the Unreached People of the Day

Top 20 Unreached People Groups (Doug Lucas)

Unreached People Groups (Global Frontier Missions)

Unreached People Groups (Lausanne Movement)


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6. General:

The 3-Self Principle – Which end of the telescope? (Bob Hopkins; Anglican Church Planting Initiatives)

5 Insights about Asian American Acculturation (L2 Foundation)

Assimilation vs. Accommodation (GLUE)

Cargo Cult and Cargo Worshipers

Case Studies for Cross-Cultural Ministry

Cheating Across Cultures

“Christ and Culture” by Richard Niebuhr: Book Summary (Regeneration)

Christ, Culture and Carson (David T. Koyzis)

Christianized Culture in the Middle Ages (Kevin Bauder)

Christians and High Culture (Kevin Bauder)

Christians and High Culture, Again (Kevin Bauder)

Christian Witness to Refugees (Lausanne Movement. LOP 5)

Church as Family – and the Chinese Idea of Family (Andrew Hong)

Colorblind and Color Conscious (Jonathan Leeman; 9 Marks Blog; June 9, 2007)

Communicating God’s Message in an Oral Culture (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

Communicating the Gospel Across Cultures

Consultation on Gospel and Culture (Lausanne Movement. LOP 2: The Willowbank Report)

Contesting Ethnicity, Religion and Globalization (International Journal of Frontier Mission)

Contextualisation: Meaning, Methods and Models by D. Hesselgrave & E. Rommen (GlobeServe Journal of Missions)

Contextualization of Theology (Martin Goldsmith, Themelios)

Contextualisation Theory in Euro-American Missiology (Lausanne Movement)

Contextualization Without Syncretism (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

Cross-Cultural Evangelism (Lausanne Movement)

Cultural and Moral Limits to Rationality

Cultural Distance

Culture and “Second Nature”

A Culture of Crudeness

David Livermore / Cultural Intelligence. Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World

Develop Cultural Intelligence in Your Organisation

Developing Cultural Intelligence (CQ): A Summary of David Livermore’s Approach

Diasporas and International Students: The New People Next Door (Lausanne Movement. LOP 55)

Discovering Your Samaria Ministry Through Demographic Research (Gregg Detwiler; Emmanuel Research Review 23, Dec 2006)

The Diverse Leadership Project (Bianca Duemling; Emmanuel Research Review 69, Aug 2011)

Duane Elmer / Cross-Cultural Conflict

Duane Elmer / Cross-Cultural Connections

The Emmaus-Medina Intertextual Connection: Contextualizing the Presentation of God’s Word (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

The “Enduring Problem” of Christ and Culture (Bruce Guenther)

ESL RESOURCES (Free, Accessible and Ready to Use)

The Ethnic Enemy- No Greek or Jew… Barbarian, Scythian: The Gospel and Ethnic Difference (Keith Ferdinando, Themelios)

Ethnicity and Race in Contextualisation (Lausanne Movement)

Evaluating an Existing Cross-Cultural Ministry

Evaluating Niebuhr (Kevin Bauder)

Exploring the Process of Contextualization. A Panel Discussion (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

George Yancey / One Body, One Spirit

Gospel Contextualisation Revisited (Lausanne Movement)

Greeting Across Cultures

“Gus the Greek Fallacy”: Word Use Versus Word Roots

Historical Approaches to Understanding Culture (PDF)

Historical Approaches to Understanding Culture (PPT)

Historical Perspectives on Christians in Culture Series

How Do Cultures Really Change? A Challenge to the Conventional Culture Wisdom: Part 1 (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

How Do Cultures Really Change? A Challenge to the Conventional Culture Wisdom: Part 2 (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

How to Make Oral Communication More Effective (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

Identity, History, and Passivity: Julius Kim and Stephen Um Discuss Challenges for Asian Americans (The Gospel Coalition)

Indigenous Expressions of Biblical Faith (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

Individualism, Collectivism and Mental and Spiritual Health

Influences that Shape Culture (Kevin Bauder)

An International Day Indeed!

International Student Ministry in Boston (Michael D. Dean; Emmanuel Research Review 33, Dec 2007)

Is God Colorblind or Colorful? (Mission Frontiers)

Issues in Contextualisation (Lausanne Movement)

Lessons from History: Rationalisations for Dehumanising People

Like Bright Sunlight. The Benefit of Communicating in Heart Language (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

Loyalty – Where it Comes From [Loyalty in Chinese Culture] (Andrew Hong)

A Measure of Assimilation (Next Gener.Asian Church)

Methods of Communication and Contextualisation (Lausanne Movement)

Migration and Evangelism

Missions and EthnoWorship (GlobeServe Journal of Missions)

Models for Understanding Culture (PPT)

Montaigne on Ethnocentrism in the 16th Century

Motivation for Ministry Misunderstood

Movements and Contextualization: Is There Really a Correlation? (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

Moving Obstacles to Multicultural Ministry

Multiculturalism and Ethnic Introversion: Towers of Babel in Australia?

Multicultural Ministry / Anderson

Multicultural Sydney – Demographic Snippets

Multi-what? (GLUE)

My Seminar on Cross-Cultural Ministry was a Flop!

A New Kind of Learning: Contextualized Theological Education Models (Alvin Padilla; Emmanuel Research Review 59, Sept/Oct 2010)

Niebuhr’s Typology (Kevin Bauder)

The Null Curriculum

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR STUDYING SECOND GENERATION ISSUES AND SECOND GENERATION MINISTRY

ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING REFUGEES & MIGRANTS IN AUSTRALIA

A Panoramic View of Contextualisation (GlobeServe Journal of Missions)

Paul and Culture Series

Perspectives on Western Culture

Practical Tips for Ministry Across Cultures

Practising Hospitality

Preaching in a Multicultural World (Preaching)

The Pre-History of the Culture Concept

The Problem of the “Relational Yes”

Protestant Church Websites in Sydney (includes “Ethnic”/NESB (non-English speaking background) churches)

Race and Reconciliation (John Runyon; Emmanuel Research Review 10, July 2005)

Racism: Early Australian Expressions 1

Reciprocity in Cross-Cultural Relationships

RESOURCES FOR STUDYING RELIGION

A Review of the Role of Worldview in Missions and Multiethnic Ministry (GlobeServe Journal of Missions)

Rooted or Uprooted: The Necessity of Contextualization in Missions (International Journal of Frontier Missiology)

The Second Generation Leadership Diaspora (Reforming Church, Culture and our City: Eugene Hor)

Serving in a Chinese Church – A Forgotten Key (Reflections: Ying Yee)

Seven Fatal Errors in Multi-cultural Ministry: #5 Finances (Healthy Diversity)

The Shape of Chinese Ministry in the Next Few Decades (Fan into Flame: Peter Ko)

Stephen Rhodes / Where the Nations Meet. The Church in a Multicultural World

Supporting Second Generation Church Leaders (L2 Foundation)

Teaching Cross-Culturally / Lingenfelter & Lingenfelter

Theology and Culture (1): Introduction (Bruce Ashford)

Theology and Culture (2): Paradigms (Bruce Ashford)

Theology and Culture (3): Creation and Fall (Bruce Ashford)

Theology and Culture (4): Redemption and New Creation (Bruce Ashford)

Theology and Culture (5): Case Studies (Bruce Ashford)

Theology and Culture (6): Theology in Cultural Context (Bruce Ashford)

The Theology of Faith Missions (Johan D. Tangelder)

This is Your Brain on Culture (David Livermore)

The Uniqueness of Christ in a Postmodern World and the Challenge of World Religions (Lausanne Movement. LOP 31)

Voting – East and West (Andrew Hong)

Western Culture and the Abandonment of Faith (Kevin Bauder)

What is a Culture? (Kevin Bauder)

What is Contextualisation and is it Biblical? (GlobeServe Journal of Missions)

Why We Need Stereotypes! (David Livermore)

Willingdon Church International Church Model (Unity in Christ magazine)

Will Multiculturalism Unite or Disunite?

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7. Videos

Chad Brennan

David Livermore:

The Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Difference

David Park:

Talking Around Each Other [Communication between Generations]

Desmond Morris:

Gestures, Meanings and Cultures

Douglas Hayward:

Cultural Relativity
God and Culture
Religion

Eugene Cho:

Interview with Soong-Chan Rah about his book The Next Evangelicalism

Fons Trompenaars:

Culture

Geert Hofstede:

Collectivism and Individualism

Future Orientation and Uncertainty

Gender

Intro and Inequality

Seven Deadly Sins in a Multicultural World

HSBC:

Cultural Differences. Personal Space (ad)

Sociology – Cultural Differences (humorous ad)

John Oommen:

Emic vs. Etic
Intercultural Communication Principles

Joy Luck Club (movie):

Dinner Scene (graphically illustrates cultural difference)

Ken Fong:

First Steps to Being an Asian American Church

Kevin Doi:

Power Distance Ratios (in Epic Church)

Michael Wesch:

Mediated Culture

Seinfeld:

Culture and Personal Space (humorous)

Sherwood Lingenfelter:

Session 1: Cross-Cultural Leadership: Culture is Not Neutral (from 5.00 to 13.10)

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8. Websites

Churches, Cultures & Leadership

Emmanuel Gospel Center: Emmanuel Research Review

GLUE (Mark DeYmaz)

Healthy Diversity

International Journal of Frontier Missiology

L2 Foundation

The Lausanne Movement

Mission Frontiers

Next Gener.Asian Church

Unity in Christ Magazine

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