Denver Seminary Magazine: Winter 2007

  • Dec 3, 2007

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Latin American Christianity: There and Then...Here and Now

article by Dr. M. Daniel Carroll R.

Learn more about Dr. M. Daniel Carroll R.

Discussion Questions
  • Have you ever been to Latin America? In what context? Describe your experiences and what differences you witnessed between your own culture and theirs?
  • Are there any things that you witnessed that you wish American Christianity would embrace? (e.g., slower pace of life) 
Resources

Many of these books are available from our Bookstore.

  • Crisis and Hope in Latin America: An Evangelical Perspective by Emilio A. Nuñez C. and William D. Taylor
  • The Other Spanish Christ by John MacKay
  • The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity by Philip Jenkins
  • Power, Politics and Pentecostals in Latin America by Edward L. Cleary and Hannah W. Stewart-Gambino
  • Evangelicals and Politics in Asia, Africa, and Latin America by Paul Freston

The Fundamental Factors for Christianity in South Korea

article by YoungSung Lee, student

Christianity in India: An American Perspective

article by DJ Turner

Discussion Questions
  1. Describe a time when you experienced another culture or were immersed in an environment that was different from your own.
  2. How did that experience change or expand your worldview?
  3. Did or do you find it difficult to maintain that broader worldview? Why or why not?

Hope for Africa

article by DJ Turner

Discussion Questions
  1. Have you or someone close to you ever been to Africa? If so, how did that experience change you (or them)? What did you learn?
  2. How does your life here in America influence the way you view Christianity or the Bible?
  3. In this article, Weedor describes the need to "undo the damage that the worldview has done in order to build and establish a biblical worldview." What is your reaction to that statement?
  4. Do you think there is a difference between an American worldview and a biblical worldview? If yes, what are those differences? If not, why not?

Be of Good Courage

article by Sandy Widstrom

Discussion Questions
  1. Have you ever experienced cultural persecution for what you believe? How did you respond to that?
  2. What examples from the Bible show how God can overcome cultural boundaries?

Filipino Christianity

article by Dr. Heather Davediuk Gingrich

Resources
  • Phenomena and their interpretations: Landmark essays 1957-1989; J.C. Bulatao

Learn more about Dr. Heather Davediuk Gingrich 

Identified with Christ

article by Sandy Widstrom

Discussion Questions
  1. How do you define your Christian faith?
  2. Do your race or your culture add to that definition? If yes, how so?
  3. How do you think your church defines its identity? Do you see race or culture impacting or dividing your church? If so, what steps do you think could be taken to bring unity to your congregation?

Instilling a Global Perspective

article by Dr. Randy MacFarland

Resources

These books are available in our Bookstore

  • Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity; by Craig Ott and Harold A. Netland, editors
  • The Globalization of Theological Education; Robert A. Evans, David A Roozen and Alice Frazer Evans, editors

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