Category: Students

Mission Education in Burundi

The International Leadership University (ILU) in Burundi has established a graduate program in mission studies. Dr. Fohle Lygunda, the Academic Dean and Daewon Moon, a CGCM student associate, have collaborated for the past several years to open research and education in this field. Mission Studies is quite new to the central African region. The first group of master’s […]

The Indefatigable Work of Don Carlos Janes

At the turn of the 20th century, Churches of Christ had less than a nominal level of missionary activity. With few missionaries abroad and fewer churches willing to support them along with no denominationally baptized mechanism for conducting a missionary enterprise, the prospect of a viable missions program that covered the denomination seemed bleak for […]

Making of Buddhism in the West

Eva Pascal argues that the idea of Buddhism as a common religion across much of Asia, did not emerge in the 19th century as has been widely assumed. Instead, it was Spanish Franciscan Friars in the 16th century who, in their interactions with Buddhist monks in Thailand, China, and Japan recognized a common core. In a lecture delivered […]

Vincent Machozi’s Calling

Father Vincent Machozi (STH ’15), a priest from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was recently killed during his peaceful protest to help end the violence. He operated a website Beni Lubero Online, where he posted photos of victims of violence in the DRC province of North Kivu, as well as reports that often […]

Mission and Transnational Adoption

Soojin Chung, CGCM student affiliate, recently published an article “Transnational Adoption: A Noble Cause? Female Missionaries as Pioneers of Transnational Adoption, 1945-1965” in Evangelical Missions Quarterly (October 2016). This article reviews biblical and theological grounds for international adoption, followed by a case study of two prominent female missionaries who spearheaded the transnational adoption movement in […]

Conversions and Transformations: The 14th Meeting of the International Association for Mission Studies

Mission Studies revolves around change. Conversion animates the entire field: religious, institutional, and cultural transformations are the object and, sometimes, the objective of missiological studies. For that reason, Mika Vähäkangas observed that it was odd that the International Association for Mission Studies had waited until its 14th Quadrennial meeting before it finally addressed the issue […]

East African Revival

Daewon Moon, PhD candidate and CGCM student affiliate, was recently awarded a research grant from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church for his dissertation research on the East African Revival in the 1930s and 1940s. Through his project, Daewon seeks to examine how indigenous movements like the Revival in the Anglican Church of Uganda […]

Mission as boundary-crossing global ecclesiology

Anika Fast, CGCM student affiliate, recently published an article “The Earth is the Lord’s: Anabaptist mission as boundary-crossing global ecclesiology” in Mennonite Quarterly Review (July 2016). This essay reviews three strands of thinking – representatives of an older generation of North American Mennonite mission scholars and historians, younger voices speaking largely from within a Mennonite […]

Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering Report

The 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering (YLG 2016) was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 3rd to 10th with the theme of “United in the Great Story.” Highlighting the historical vision of the Lausanne Movement to connect influencers and ideas for the purpose of advancing global mission, YLG 2016 drew 1,000 emerging leaders from over […]