Report from Maryknoll Conference of the ASM-EF
The annual Maryknoll mission conference was held last Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2. A. Scott Moreau, Professor of Missions and Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College, asked the American Society of Missiology’s Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Mission, “Evangelicals and Contextualization: Oxymoron, Uneasy Relationship, or Energetic Experiment?” Over a series of talks Moreau unpacked that question, and mapped the various ways Evangelicals are experimenting with contextualization in missions. Respondents helped expand the discussion, and participants were invited to join in the conversation both during sessions and over meals. The annual meeting of the ASM-Eastern Fellowship is the oldest gathering of missiologists in North America. Most recently, meetings have been convened at the Maryknoll Mission Institute in New York. Eight students from Boston University participated in the event, along with Dr. Dana Robert who coordinated the meeting this year.
Left to Right: Laura Chevalier, Gun Cheol Kim, Michele Sigg, Daryl Ireland, Dr. Dana Robert, Jean Luc Enyegue, Jeremy Hegi, Younghwa Kim, Dan Bk