September 26, 2017
Jeff Jackson is out of the country so we’ll be hearing a two part message he gave at Calvary Murrieta called Collectivistic Cultures.
In the part one of this talk Jeff gave over two Sundays this past summer, he explains the difference between culture in America and every other culture in the world. This is a fascinating and eye-opening lesson.
To see video versions of this series, please visit ssmfi.org/nonwesterncultures.
August 30, 2017
Jonah knew going in that God was a God of grace. 2 Kings 14:25 corroborates that Jonah knew this. God is gracious when people absolutely don’t deserve it. Jonah didn’t want to see God be good to the enemies of Israel. Jonah wanted God to treat the enemies of Jonah as enemies.
But God is above acting the way that men do. Jonah thought he could thwart God’s plans by being disobedient. That is the worst place to be. Jonah finds out.
In this podcast, we discuss Jonah as a metaphore for both Old Testament Israel and the Church in 2017.
Here are links to what was discussed in this podcast.
» Strategy or Theology
» Unbroken movie and book
» Mission in the Old Testament by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
» In Step with the God of the Nations by Philip N. Steyne
» From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth A. Tucker
» Where are you from? video on YouTube
Finally, Jeff referenced 1 Peter 2:9 as an exhortation:
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
August 15, 2017
These are resources mentioned in this edition of Facilitating the Mission. Much of what was covered today was originally presented at the Honor and Shame Conference held in Wheaton Illinois this summer. The theme of the conference was Reframing the Gospel for the 21st Century; Understanding Honor and Shame. Sign up for the newsletter at HonorShame.com to keep up with blog posts and information about future conferences.
Here is a list of titles Jeff recommended for a deeper dive into the topic of ministry in honor and shame based cultures:
Here are links to previous podcasts in this series:
July 31, 2017
American missionaries need a framework for understanding how people in other cultures treat each other, how to interact, and how to communicate in honor-based cultures.
This podcast is the second half of “Honor and Shame,” a talk Jeff Jackson gave at Calvary Chapel Bible College (Costa Mesa Extension) in the spring of 2016. For this series, we’ve grabbed some audio from our language and culture resources page.
In part two, Jeff expands on the differences between American culture and culture in most of the rest of the world.
Here's a link to part one in this series.
July 19, 2017
For this podcast, we’ve grabbed some audio from our language and culture resources page. This is the first half of “Honor and Shame”, a talk Jeff gave at Calvary Chapel Bible College (Costa Mesa Extension) in the spring of 2016.
In this message, Jeff Jackson defines the difference between American culture and culture in most of the rest of the world.
photo credit: CAPITOL STANDARD
June 5, 2017
In part three of our series about missionary reentry, Jeff Jackson interviews Susan Mondok about coming home from the mission field from a woman's point of view. In the first two parts of this series, we mostly looked at the issue from a male point of view, and Susan helps round the discussion out nicely since there are many layers to this issue. Susan also talks about the adjustment her teenaged children had to make when coming back to school and church in the States.
May 23, 2017
In this podcast, the second in this series about the phenomenon known as re-entry, we learn that it is a reality. Often missionaries go to the field thinking their biggest challenge will be adjusting to and learning a new culture on a foreign field. But the startling reality is this: coming home can be and often is more a bigger adjustment than going to the mission field.
If you need to get caught up, click here to listen to part one of this series.