Global Mission in the Age of World Christianity

In May 2023, Yonsei University and the Saemoonan Church combined to host Dana Robert as she gave the special Underwood Lectures on Global Mission in the Age of World Christianity. The lectures included, “Frontiers, or ‘to the Ends of the Earth’”, “Friendship in the Kingdom,” and “Fellowship: Living ‘As If.’” Reporting on the lecture on […]

IAMS 2026

In June, the new executive committee of the International Association for Mission Studies met in Seoul, Korea to plan for the next quadrennium. In addition to setting the location for the 2026 meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, Michele Sigg, the North American representative, and the other delegates selected the theme “Walking Together in Mission: Facing […]

Russian Methodism

During the early twentieth century until the Japanese invasion of 1931, Harbin, Manchuria, was a crossroads for migrants, including Koreans, mixed-race North Asian populations, and Russians fleeing the Russian Revolution. In that challenging context, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, opened missions to the different refugee populations in Harbin. In 1927 the mission to Russian refugees […]