Academic journal article International Review of Mission

What Kind of Mission?

Academic journal article International Review of Mission

What Kind of Mission?

Article excerpt

After having analysed the importance of the Enlightenment and its consequences on societies and churches in Europe, we return with Francisco Perez Herrero's presentation, to the issue of the missionary mandate of Christ to his undivided church : "therefore go and make disciples of all nations ..." (Matthew 28: 19).

Then we asked ourselves: in the name of the gospel, what message must we deliver? What testimony should we bring? How can we give the churches in the Europe of today a missionary shape and momentum?

The theologian who was to lead the discussion at this important juncture of the conference was unable to attend at the last minute. We had to find alternative solutions on the spot. Four members of the conference each agreed to present, based on their own experience and research, one aspect of the current issues relating to mission in Europe.

Thus, Jean-Francois Zorn (France) developed a thesis in favour of a missiology of western culture.

Bernard Ugeux (France) highlighted the questions that new spiritual trends in Europe raise for Christian mission.

Tormod Engelsviken (Norway) highlighted the priorities, in the view of an evangelical theologian, in accordance with the movements of Lausanne and the World Evangelical Alliance. …

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