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Mission Hits Journals #2 (Jan-Mar 2021)

Dear friends,

Welcome to Mission Hits Journals #2 (Jan-Mar 2021), a quarterly post linking you to all recent articles from this list of 31 different journals/periodicals related to world mission and world Christianity. I pray that it will keep you informed, inspired, and thoroughly up-to-date with contemporary missiological trends and ideas so that don't miss out on anything relevant to you and your area of interest.

'Mission Hits Journals' is a ministry of Do check out that website for more resources on world mission and world Christianity, especially the bi-monthly 'Mission Hits' email which you can also sign up to receive.

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In Christ,

Chris (Howles)




(1) Studies in World Christianity

(2) Journal of the Evangelical Missiological Society

(3) Mission Frontiers (2 editions)

(4) Journal of Urban Mission

(5) The Missionary Mobilization Journal

(6) Lausanne Global Analysis (2 editions)

(7) Mission Round Table

(8) ANVIL: A journal of Theology and Mission

(9) Global Missiology

(10) Glocal Conversations

(11) Missionalia

(12) Quarterly Bulletin of the Asia Missions Association


(13) Evangelical Missions Quarterly

(14) International Bulletin of Mission Research (2 editions)

(15) Missiology: An International Review

(16) Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies

(17) Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context

(18) Ecclesial Futures


"COVID-19 and the Socially-Present World Church"

March 2021, Vol. 27.1

(Free access)

Editorial: COVID-19 and the Socially-Present World Church

Alexander Chow, Emma Wild-Wood and Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu

COVID-19 and the Chinese Christian Community in Britain: Changing Patterns of Belonging and Division

Yinxuan Huang, Kristin Aune and Mathew Guest

The End Has (Not Yet) Come: The 1918 Spanish Flu and the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Brazilian Seventh-day Adventist Bulletin

Allan Novaes

‘It is the antichrist. Can't you see?’ Perceptions of COVID-19 among Nigeria's Christians and the Religion—Health Debate

Emmanuel Chiwetalu Ossai

The Public Role of Churches in Early Responses to COVID-19 in Africa: Snapshots from Nigeria, Congo, Kenya and South Africa

Emma Wild-Wood, Liz Grant, Babatunde Adedibu, Alan Barnard, Aloys Ojore and Yossa Way


"Short-Term Mission: New Trends and Research"

Jan 2021, Vol. 1.1

(Free access)

“Short Time, or Long:” Best Practices to Turn Short-Term Missions into Long-Term Partnerships

Danny Hunter

Long-term Impact through Short-term Missions: Key Components for Meaningful and Effective Cross-cultural Partnerships

Dennis Horton

Building a Biblical Foundation for Evangelism among Justice-Oriented Gen Z

Jennifer L. Collins

Diaspora Missiology and Mid-Term Missions: An Action Plan

Don Johnson

Humanitarian Tours as Short-Term Mission

Jeanne Wu


"Home Grown Movements"

Jan/Feb 2021, Vol. 43.1

(Free access)

Movements Can Happen Here Too, If We Are Willing to Work for Them

Rick Wood

Can Kingdom Movement Strategies Work in North America?

Curtis Sergeant, Doug Lucas and David Garrison

Kingdom Movement Strategies in a Small/Medium-Sized Church Led by the Pastor

Doug Lucas with Tim Ahlen and Bryan King

Kingdom Movement Strategies in North American Megachurches

Doug Lucas with Chris Galanos and Bryan King

Kingdom Movement Strategies in North American Jails and Prisons

Doug Lucas with Chris Galanos, “Jed” and other anonymous workers

DMM Strategies in Non-Traditional Contexts

Doug Lucas with Mark Aspinwall, Bryan King, Zach Medlock, Jeff Timblin, and Lee Wood

North American Kingdom Movement Strategies Apart From a Local Church

Doug Lucas with Nathan Venton

Toward the Edges

Kevin Higgins

Bringing the Gospel to an Entire Country in Two Weeks

Derek Seipp

24:14 Coalition Update

Chuck Baker

Becoming the Kind of Person God Can Use to Launch Movements—Part 1

C. Anderson

Addressing a Blind Spot in Missions

Rick Leatherwood

Why Rapid Growth Declines as Movements Grow in Size

Justin Long

Tribute to Lee Purgason

Greg Parsons

"Insider Movements"

Mar/Apr 2021, Vol. 43.2

(Free access)

What’s in Your Box?

Rick Wood

“Insider” Movements

Kevin Higgins

“Insider” Movements: Should We Still Be Talking About Them? Yes and No

Kevin Higgins

“Insider” Movements: How Do You Know if You Have One?

Kevin Higgins

“Insider” Movements: The Role of Being an Alongsider

Kevin Higgins

“Insider” Movements: How Do They Keep “Right”?

Kevin Higgins

“Insider” Movements: Where Does This End Up?

Kevin Higgins

“Insider” Movements: Common Concerns

Kevin Higgins

The Next Evolution Of Movement - Catalyst Phased Equipping

Chris McBride

Becoming the Kind of Person God Can Use to Launch Movements— Part 2

C. Anderson

The Motus Dei Network: Fostering Communal Intelligence on Movements

Warrick Farah

The Kingdom Is Continually Breaking Free of Christendom

Rebecca Lewis

All Things Are Yours

H. L. Richard


Dec 2020, Vol. 6.2

(Free access)

Global Shifts & Practical Implications for Mission

Jared Looney

Reflections on Parenting and Teaching in the City

Joyce Crosscombe


Jan 2021, Vol. 1.1

(Free access)

Intentional Education for Missionary Mobilization

David and Lorene Wilson

How to Engage and Educate Generation Z for Missions Mobilization

Dr. Jolene Erlacher

Education: An Excerpt from Mission in Motion

Jay Matenga and Malcolm Gold

The Value of Higher Education for Mobilizers

Dr. Paul Alexander


Jan 202, Vol. 10.1

(Free access)

Uncovering Discrimination in Missions: Toward a ‘third culture’ of oneness in Christ

Kirst Rievan

Pentecostalism in African Christianity: The formation and scope of a distinctive spirituality

Daewon Moon

Building Hope and Resilience in the COVID-19 Storm: Lament, communities of care, and the new normal

Gladys Mwiti

Faith, Health, and Collaborative Love: Pandemic partnership for health professionals and the church

Ted Lankester

Mar 2021, Vol. 10.2

(Free access)

Is Christianity Shrinking or Shifting?

Gina A. Zurlo & Todd M. Johnson

Reaching Generation Z with the Gospel

Steve Sang-Cheol Moon

Racism and the Great Commission

CJ Davison & Richard Coleman

The Holy Responsibility of Journalism

Jenny James Taylor

A Workplace for Mephibosheth

Dave Deuel


"The life-changing Confession that Jesus is Christ"

Sep-Dec 2020, Vol. 15.3

(Free access)

The Case for Multi-Ethnic Churches in Multi-Cultural Myanmar

Arend van Dorp

Mission to the Shan in Burma (Myanmar) — Lessons We can Learn from the Historical Work

Shona Goodman

An Exploration into the Spatial Impact Of Spirituality Within Khmer Dwellings

Paul D.C Robinson

Racism, Mission, and Me: Some Personal Reflections

Dave Andrews

The Language Of Lament in Reconciliation and the Global Church


Peter's Declaration "You are the Christ"

Richard Schlitt


"Mission and the arts: reflections from practitioners"

Feb 2021, Vol. 37.1

(Free access)

The Empty Pool: Persistent Presence

Ian Adams

Artists in Times of Challenge and Collapse

David Benjamin Blower

It's a New Day: Reflections from a Practical Theologian and Artist in Lockdown

Chris Duffett

The Art of Anger

Rachel Griffiths

The Doors that the Arts Open

Shannon Hopkins

The Televisual Art and Theology of Online Worship

Martin Poole


"Missiology as Leaven"

Jan 2021, Vol. 18.1

(Free access)

Missiology as Leaven

J. Nelson Jennings

“The Trinity Is Not Our Social Program” and the Social Arian Temptation: Recovering from Mortifying Spin – Contextualization Gone Awry 4 (Christology) (Part II)

Mark R. Kreitzer

Globalization and the Language of Worship: Is the Spread of English a Boon or a Bane?

Marcus Dean

When ‘Go’ Becomes ‘Stay’, One Is Left to Ask, ‘Where Do We ‘Go’ from Here?’ Viewing the ‘Go’ of the Great Commission as a Command to Contextualize the Gospel to the Nations!

Joey R. Peyton

Inquire, Introspect, Involve: The Inquiry 2020 and Christian Missions in India

J. N. Manokaran

A Relational Aid to Multicultural Fields: Cultural Metacognition

Fred Lewis

An Investigation of the Social Identity of Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) in Bangladesh in Light of the Set Theory, Critical Contextualization, and Self-Theologizing Teachings of Paul Hiebert (Part II)

Peter Kwang-Hee Yun

God’s Plan for the Fullness of Time: Overhauling Ralph Winter’s “Ten Epochs” and “Three Eras” Models (Part I)

J. Nelson Jennings


Dec 2020, Vol. 8.1

(Free access)

Hans Nielsen Hauge and Soren Kierkegaard: Activists for Christian Awakening and Social Change

William J. Brown & Asbjorn Simonnes

Rhythms of Spiritual Praxis as Discipleship from Karma to Atonement among Believers from a Tibetan Buddhist Background

Jessica McFalls

Indentured Labourers from India to Mauritius: A Christian Perspective (1834 – 1920)

Kosam Ramroop


2020, Vol. 48.2

(Free access)

Mending the broken city of Pietermaritzburg through a transformative urban theological programme: A challenge to Union Bible Institute

Xolani Abednigo Nkosi

Cultivating the “good city”: The theological engagement of the Institute for Urban Ministry within the City of Tshwane

Michael Ribbens

Decolonising theological education in urban spaces: A reflection on the “Abantu Book Festival”

Sandiswa Lerato Kobe

Imagining Enugu as classroom for theological education in SIST: A trans-disciplinary approach.

Jude Chinaka Nnorom

Imagining Theological Education for ACCRA as a Globalising African City

David Nii Anum Kpobi


Jan 2021, Vol. 70

(Free access)

Missions in a suffering world

Timothy K. Park

Missions, opposition and perscution, during the global covid-19 pandemic

Marvin Newell

International students and Covid-19 pandemic

Teng Yang Tan

The Moravian missional approach for today’s missions

Juno Wang

The Corona pandemic & business as mission

Mats Tunehag

Covid-19, technology and mission

John Edmiston

Pandemic Covid-19: a mission challenge for Christians in Pakistan

Pervaiz Sultan


Jan-Mar 2021, Vol. 57. 1

(Subscription access)

Finishing the Task: Where is the Finish Line?


Motivations for Mission: Revisiting the Evangelical Interpretations of Matthew 24:14

Samson L Uytanlet

The Great Commission: Jesus Calls us to Plant Churches

Kenn Oke

Revisiting Our Concept of Missionary Calling

Tom MacIntosh

Chat Bots and Missions

John Thomas

The Unreckoned Cost of Fruitful Mission

Donald K Smith

Pietism to Pentecostal Witness Via a Missional Hermeneutic

Jason Morrison

Twelve Fruits for Healthy Missionaries

Laurie A. Tone

Expatriate Christians in Cambodia Face Sexual Challenges: Potential Strategies to Help

Glenn Miles, Kenneth Taylor, and Mark Ainsworth

The Potential Risk of Syncretism in Church Planting Movements

Michael T. Cooper

Evangelizing Europe Once Again

Ted Kim

The Case for Denominationally Based Ministries Among Somalis

Aweis A Ali

Emotions and What’s Good for Multicultural Fields

Fred Lewis

From Here to There: How One Local Church Shepherds Its New Missionaries

Greg Carter


Jan 2021, Vol. 45.1

(Subscription access)

Scripture, Infinitely Translatable; Theology, Not So Much

Thomas John Hastings

Overseas Ministries and the Subversion of Theological Education

Andrew F. Walls

World Christianity and Mission 2021: Questions about the Future

Gina A. Zurlo, Todd M. Johnson, and Peter F. Crossing

Evidence-Based Practice in Mission: A Method for Establishing Best Practices and Achieving Desired Goals

J. Rupert Morgan

The Korean Church’s Reflection on Worship, Church, and Mission in the Calamity of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chung-Hyun Baik

The Lebanese Evangelical Church’s Response to the Syrian Crisis: The Shaping of Identity

Scott Gustafson

Roman Catholic Government and Mission to Tibet: A Historical and Theological Study

Enrico Beltramini

Apr 2021, Vol. 45.2

(Subscription access)

Engaging in God’s Mission in the Age of Digital Marketing

Thomas John Hastings

Introductory Essay: African Theological Advance

Tite Tiénou

Language, Literature, Prayer, and Music Repertoires as Sources of African Christian Spirituality and Values

Rose Mary Amenga-Etego, Abraham Nana Opare Kwakye, Ngozi Emeka-Nwobia, Paul Onovoh, and Sara Fretheim

The Relationship between Human Flourishing and Religious Support in Ethiopian Evangelical Churches

Lidetu Alemu Kefenie, Seblewengel Daniel Woldegiorgis, Misgana Mathewos Detago, and Bekele Deboch Anshiso

African Christianity and the Intersection of Faith, Traditional, and Biomedical Healing

Bernard Boyo, Michael Bowen, Scholastica Kariuki-Githinji, and James Kombo

Christian Medical Mission from the Perspective of Batswana Faith Healers

Lovemore Togarasei, Lesego Gabaitiri, Rebecca Kubanji, Tshenolo Jennifer Madigele, Sana K. Mmolai, Tinoonga Shanduka, Abel Tabalaka, and Amon Marwiro

Health and Integrative Wellness: Mapping Wellness and Its Cultural Psychology in Contemporary Africa

Matthew Michael, Nathan Chiroma, and Hauwa’u Evelyn Yusuf

Language Practices as Religious Innovation: The Case of Pentecostal Charismatic Churches in Xenophobic Contexts

Ignatius Swart, Elina Hankela, and Henrietta Nyamnjoh

Innovation or Competition? A Critical Analysis of Contemporary Divine Healing Practices of Pentecostal Africans in Africa and the Diaspora

Robert Kuloba Wabyanga, Henrietta Nyamnjoh, and Abel Ugba

The Churches, Gukurahundi, and Forgiveness in Zimbabwe

Ezra Chitando and Nisbert T. Taringa


Jan 2021, Vol. 49.1

(Subscription access)

COVID-19 in missiological and historical perspective

Benjamin L Hartley, Robert A Danielson, James R Krabill

John Eliot’s pastoral theology of poverty and an “obscure low condition”—including that of being “a worm”—in his Harmony of the Gospels (1678) published two years after Metacom’s War

Travis L. Myers

Lactile libations: Mongolian milk offerings

William Stephens

The challenge and promise of Christian mission to Muslims in a neocolonial era

Michael F. Kuhn

Ministry in laïque France: Understanding history to confront present challenges

Stephen M. Davis

The missing generations: The Church in Wales and young people

Mark Griffiths

John Eliot, John Veniaminov, and Christian engagement with the indigenous peoples of North America: A comparative missiology

Joseph William Black


Jan 2021, Vol. 38.1

(Subscription access)

The Modern, the Postmodern, and. . . the Metamodern? Reflections on a Transforming Sensibility from the Perspective of Theological Anthropology

Pavol Bargár

Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches and the Provision of Social Services in Ghana

Francis Benyah

Abangan Muslims, Javanese Worldview, and Muslim–Christian Relations in Indonesia

Ferry Y Mamahit

The African Epistemic Logic of Peacemaking: A Model for Reconciling the Sub-Saharan African Christians and Muslims

Daniel Dama

Developing a Thai Theological and Biblical Understanding of the World: Rethinking Thai Cosmology in Light of Divine Council theology

Kelly Michael Hilderbrand and Sutheera Sritrakool

Holistic Orphan Care: A Call for Change in Caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Kanthamanee Ladaphongphatthana


Mar 2021, Vol. 50.1

(Subscription access)

Revealing Christ’s Presence in Jesus Films and Dreams: Towards Ontonic Semiotics of Non-representation

Johannes Merz

Denominational Mobility among Palestinian Christians

Mari Parkkinen

“No other name!” The Contribution of Byang H. Kato to the Salvation Debate

Wouter Theodoor van Veelen

Saintsavaism(s) and Nationalism: An Overview of the Development of the Serbian Orthodox Phenomenon of Saintsavaism, with a Special Focus on the Contribution of Justin Popovic (1894–1979)

Neven Vukic


Dec 2020, Vol. 1.2

(Subscription access)

Our Agricultural Krisis: Sketches of a Missional Response

Matthew Anslow

A Prisoner of His Own Creative Imagination: A Decolonial Discourse with David Bosch's Missional View Of a Church as an Alternative Community

Thinandavha Derrick Mashau

A Contextual Analysis of Onnuri Church's: "Love Sonata" "Cultural Evangelism Gatherings" in Japan

Rev. J. Nelson Jennings

The Missio Dei Embodied in Local Community Ministry in Scotland

Mark Johnston and Steve Taylor

Dreams and Visions: Critical Realism, Practical Theology and the Spiritual Experiences Of Pioneers Discerning the Missio Dei

Paul Bradbury


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