Category: Students

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 […]

Women and Christian Mission

Laura A. Chevalier, PhD candidate and CGCM student affiliate, has reviewed an important book exploring women and missions, Women and Christian Mission: Ways of Knowing and Doing Theology by Frances S. Adeney. Her review can be found in Missiology: An International Review 44, No.3 (July 2016): 362.  

Yale-Edinburgh Group Report

The Yale-Edinburgh Group held its meeting at New College, the University of Edinburgh from June 23 to June 25, 2016. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Responses to Missions: Appropriations, Revisions, and Rejections.” Approximately eighty global scholars gathered for the meeting.   This year, two CGCM students presented their papers at the meeting. Laura […]

A Methodological and Demographic Analysis

Gina Zurlo, PhD candidate and student affiliate of the CGCM, and Todd Johnson, Associate Professor of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, recently published an article “Unaffiliated, Yet Religious: A Methodological and Demographic Analysis.” The article appeared in the  Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion and is available online here.

Indigenous and Vernacular Christianity

Eva M. Pascal, Michèle Sigg, and Gina Zurlo recently contributed a chapter “Indigenous and Vernacular Christianity” in the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity, a collection of essays exploring a range of topics relating to the spread and influence of World Christianity. Their chapter examines indigenous and vernacular Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. They argue that […]

Korea Research Institute for Mission

  Daewon Moon, Doctoral Fellow at the CGCM, was recently appointed as a visiting researcher at the Korea Research Institute for Mission (KRIM). He is involved in a project to develop training materials for Korean missionary candidates under the leadership of the renowned Korean missiologist Dr. Steve Moon, who is contributing editor of the International […]

Buddhist Monks, Christian Friars, and the Making of Buddhism

In her recent article, “Buddhist Monks and Christian Friars: Religious and Cultural Exchange in the Making of Buddhism,” Eva Pascal (PhD Candidate) demonstrated 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, […]

Missions and the Local Church

On April 2, Laura Chevalier, Doctoral Fellow at the CGCM, presented a paper at the Northeast meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) in Flushing, NY. In her paper entitled “Midwives and Mamas of the Local Church: Historical Case Studies of Women in Mission,” Chevalier looked at the life writing of two twentieth century evangelical […]