Youth Worker Journal Vol. 32 No. 5 Summer 2016

10 Youth Culture Update
Paul Asay

15 Culture Watch: Stop the Sports Parenting Madness
Walt Mueller

17 Managing Your Ministry: FOMO: How to fight it…and use it
Syler Thomas

18 10 Minutes in God’s Word: Ministering out of the Overflow
Barry Shafer

19 Soul Care: May I have a day off, please?
David Olshine

20 YS Conversations: Harnessing Accountability
Brian Aaby

21 lntro: Self

22 Saying Yes to Becoming You
Brooklyn Lindsey

26 The Youth Worker Journal Roundtable on Self
Tim Baker

30 As Thyself
Beth Slevcove

33 Surviving Pressure
Terry Linhart

36 A Fish out of Water
Maggie Nancarrow

39 My Kobayashi Maru
Nathan Smith

42 What’s Missing?: 3 Essential Ways to Develop the Community You Need
Patti Gibbons

45 You Need to Take Care of Yourself
Amy Flavin

48 The Best Gift I’ve Ever Given
Aqueelah Ligonde

51 Powerful Pilgrimages
Jon Swanson

53 5 Simple Spiritual Practices
Jon Swanson

54 Leading from Dark Places
Jerry Torrez

58 (Family) Crisis Management
Anonymous Mom

65 Stirring It Up: Who are you?
Steve Case

Great Commission Research Journal Vol. 7 No. 2 Winter 2016

135 Introduction
Alan McMahan


139 The Case for Prioritism: Part 1
Christopher R. Little

163 The Lost Balance in Missions Today
Mike Morris

172 The Big News on Small Churches: Re-evaluating the Contribution of Small Churches to the Fulfillment of the Great Commission
Ian Hussey

184 Church Growth and Outreach Lessons from the Oil Boom in North Dakota
Mark R. Teasdale and Steve Trefz

198 A Historical Analysis of Hindrances Related to the Slow Growth of Christianity in Thailand
Kelly Michael Hilderbrand

213 Whose Story to Join? The Problem of Social Plausibility, Social Missions Stations, and Their Relationship to Church Planting Movements
J.S. Williams

230 William Carey’s Vision for Missionary Partnerships
Andrew D. McFarland

247 A Framework for Developing Global Leadership According to the Apostle Paul
Peter Rios


263 Can These Bones Live? A Practical Guide to Church Revitalization by Bill Henard
Reviewed by Nicholas Clark

266 Donald A. McGavran: A Biography of the Twentieth Century Premier Missiologist by Gary McIntosh
Reviewed by Mike Morris

268 Comeback Churches: How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too by Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson
Reviewed by Philips Sunday Akinbobola

271 Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs
Reviewed by Chase Weeks

Youth Worker Journal Vol. 32 No 3 Jan/Feb 2016

8 Youth Culture Update
Paul Asay

11 Culture Watch: Body Image Issues
Walt Mueller

14 Managing Your Ministry: Managing Summer Interns
Syler Thomas

15 10 Minutes in God’s Word: The Peace Dividend of Orderly Living
Barry Shafer

16 soul Care: Is the Balanced Life a Myth?
David Olshine

17 YS Conversations: Don’t Be That Guy
Mark Matlock

19 4 Ways to Build Something Great
Ginny Olson

22 The Youth Worker Journal Roundtable on Administration
Tim Baker

27 When Being the King or Queen of Wing is Not a Good Thing
Brian Berry

30 12 Ways to Get Your Thrive On
Jen Bradbury

33 Meetings 101
Gina Abbas

35 Delegation 101
Stephanie Riebbe

36 You’re (Not) Made of Steel
Josh Schack

39 Savvy Communication
Stephanie Caro

42 Clean Your Desk!
Michelle Moore

43 Learning How to Sabbath
Jessica Charney

Check out Andrew Zirschky’s Beyond the Screen, Jefferson Bethke’s It’s Not What You Think, Joel Mayward’s Jesus Goes to the Movies, as well as the latest from Dr. John Townsend and Rick Warren

50 Stirring It Up: The Meeting No One Wants to Attend
Mike Work

Evangelical Missions Quarterly Vol. 52 No. 4 October 2015

Regular Features

356 A Second look: Reaching and Reconciling
Gary Corwin

434 Voices in the local Church: Perched on the Shoulders of Giants: Building legacy for the Sake of Mission
Matt Erickson

440 Excellence in Missions: Four Ways to Improve Field Staff Retention
James Nelson

446 Orality in Missions: Transition: The Key to Storytelling
Paul Trinh

452 Book Reviews


358 The C-1-C6 Spectrum after Fifteen Years: Misunderstandings, limitations, and Recommendations
John Jay Travis

366 The W-Spectrum: Worker Paradigms in Muslim Contexts
Warrick Farah and Kyle Meeker

378 Modes of Mission in New and Established Churches
Ed Stetzer

388 learning to “Read the Air”: Three Ways to Improve Communication in Cultures Where Silence Is Golden
Paul Sadler

394 Is English a Blessing or a Curse in Missions?
Paul Switz and Michael Lessard-Clouston

402 let’s leave Shahada to Real Muslims
Fred Farrokh, with response from Kevin Higgins

414 How Teams Work: A Case Study in Senegal, West Africa
Richard G. Lewis

424 Celebrating Donald A. McGavran: A life & legacy
Gary L. Mcintosh

Youth Worker Journal July/August 2015

10 Youth Culture Update
Paul Asay
13 Culture Watch: Instilling Social Media Sense
Walt Mueller
14 Christian Education: Flipping the Classroom
Allen Jackson
15 Worldview: One Blanket-God’s provisions in Lesotho
Marie Curtis
16 Managing Your Ministry: Managing Confrontation
Syler Thomas
17 Ten Minutes in God’s Word: We Need More “Wow” Bell
Barry Shafer
18 Conversations: Blessed Are the Humble
Mark Matlock
20 The Youth Worker Journal Roundtable on Teaching
Tim Baker
21 How to Teach in America Without Losing Your Soul
Francis Chan
27 Teaching at the Intersection of Faith and Science
Andy Root and Eric Leafblad
30 Slaughtering the Sacred Teaching Cow: Two Meetings that Changed the Way I Teach
Christina Robertson
32 Sidebar: 3 Student Ministry Teaching Myths
Jarrid Wilson
33 Storify Your Talk: How to Make Teens Wake Up and Listen
Rachel Blom
36 Pass the Mic: Team Teaching in a Spotlight World
Jeff Tillson
38 Sidebar: 8 Tips for Unleashing Teens to Teach
Jen Bradbury
39 Baby Stepping Toward a Yearlong Curriculum Plan
Heather Lea Campbell
42 Youth Doing Ministry Four Big Ideas for Teaching Students to Lead
Brian Hull
48 Soul Care: Then Sings My Soul
David Olshine
50 Stirring It Up: I Teach Wrestling
Gina Abbas

Evangelical Missions Quarterly July 2015

Regular Features
244 A Second look: From Anywhere to Everywhere-Together!
Gary Conuin
246 Perspectives: Revisiting Ezekiel through the Lens of the Great Commission in North America
Mark Stebbins
312 In the 20/30 Gap: Adventures of an Urban Church Planter: The Gospel in the Concrete Jungle
Sam D. Kim
318 Voices in the Local Church: The Challenge of Empowering Congregations for Mission
Gentry McColm
326 Excellence in Missions: Four Ways to Keep Up with Change
Gilles Gravelle
332 Orality in Missions: A Practitioner/Trainer Perspective on Orality
Jerry Wiles
338 Book Reviews
252 Scripture, Global Mission, and Black Swans
Colin Bearup
258 The New Testament, Fiscal Strategy, & the Majority World
Kent Good
268 Business Is Mission: An Integrated Model
Ron Wismer
276 Evangelism in Asia: Developing and Living Out Relevant Theologies
Deshabandu Adrian De Visser
286 The Workplace Priest: Activating Our God-given Identity as Priests at Work
Scott Breslin
296 Co-Mission: The Sharing Economy & the Mission World
John Heinz
304 The Dark Side of Diaspora Missions: Challenges for Korean-Americans
Sunny Hong

Christianity Today Vol. 59 No. 6 July/August 2015

7 Editor’s Note: Ted Olsen explains why we still need to talk about race.
11 Reply All: Readers respond to the May issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
15 Witness: An adoptive mom starts over at a homeless shelter.
16 Gleanings: Baptists fight loan sharks, prisoners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ before execution, and lnter Varsity names interim boss.
18 Headlines: Crowd funding outrage, babies stall the Great Commission, and Kenyans learn Muslim prayers in the face of terror.
25 Where We Stand: Hope in the Face of Intractable Racism
27 Her.meneutics: RachelStone learns to share the parenting load.
28 Past Imperfect: David Neff looks at the graciousness of one famous missionary.
44 UNDERSTANDING GENDER DYSPHORIA: The leading Christian scholar on transgender issues defines the terms and gives the church away forward.
Mark Yerhouse
52 LOVING MY SISTER-BROTHER: My sibling’s decision began the greatest test of my faith.
Margaret Philbrick
58 HE SUFFERS WITH US And we with him.
Kevin P.Emmert
64 THE HIGH PRICE OF FAITH IN ACTION: Melinda Gates believes that all lives have equal value. She’s spending $3.6 billion a year to prove it.
Timothy c. Morgen
70 A JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN: I learned how to follow God in trust and vulnerability, even when I felt displaced.
Timothy George
83 Books:
Lauren Winner’s Wearing God, Review by Courtney Reissig
Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson’s The Pastor Theologian, Review by Douglas Webster
Interview: Christopher J. H. Wright’s The Message of Lamentations
88 Culture: Why we can’t get enough of true-crime podcasts.
96 Testimony: In the horror of 9/11, Charles H. Featherstone turned from Islam

Evangelical Missions Quarterly Vol.51 No.2 April 2015

Regular Features
132   A Second  Look: With an Eye on the Future – Gary Corwin
202   The 20/20 Gap: The Missional Function of Architecture – Matthew Niermatm
208   Voices  in the Local Church: Seven Pillars for a Missional Culture – J.D. Payne
214   Excellence in Missions: Mission Networks: Connecting the Global Church – Karin Butler Primuth
220   Orality in Missions: Orality Is Just Good Missiology – Ed Weaver
226    Book  Reviews

134   SYMPOSIUM: The Unengaged: An Engaging Strategy or Not… – Ted Esler, with responses by Steve Sang-Cheol Moon, Paul Eshleman, and  John Becker
146   Short-term Mission Partnerships: Lessons from Paul and the Philippians – Daniel Rickett
152   The Motivation for Conversion to Christianity of the Momina People – Les Henson
162   Third Culture Kids in the Church: Finding Where You Belong – Michael Pollock
170   H/S-1 to H/S-5: Levels of Awareness of Honor/Shame in Cross-cultural Ministry – Werner Mischke
180   Think Big, Think Small: Partnerships as a Revolution in Global Missions – Josh Broward
190   Using Scripture in Multilingual Churches – Annette R. Harrison
196   Preparing Majority World Pastors to Teach the Whole Counsel of God – Philip Thornton

Leadership Journal Spring 2015

7      Ministry as Trauma Center: From the editor – Marshall Shelley
30    The War After The War: PTSD touches veterans and their families. How churches can help – Steve Norman
34    St.Francis’s Combat  Trauma: Warfare marked this veteran-turned-saint – Annalaura Chuang
35    My Incurable Condition: How to pray for someone with a terminal diagnosis –  J. Todd Billings
39    Violence in the Home: How pastors can best help victims of domestic abuse – Justin Holcomb
43    My Healing Community: How I discovered grace when my pastor­-husband was jailed for sex-crimes – Shelly Duffer
45    Healing the Horrors of Boko Haram: In Nigeria we saw the light of heaven pierce the shadow of evil – Stewart Ruch Ill and Matt Woodley

17    Why “Don’t Do it” Doesn’t Word – Tyler Charles
22    Armed and Dangerous – Skye Jethani
24    Ministry’s Bleeding Edge – David Kinnaman

51    The Neglected Power of Blessing – Lee Eclov
56    Ideas That Word – complied by Jonathan Sprowl
58    Your Small Church is Big – Karl Vaters
60    Leadership Shorts – a summary of Mission Drift by Paul Pastor
64    Taking Pains – H.B. Charles

69    The Relationally Grounded Pastor – and interview with Eugene Peterson by J.R. Briggs
78    Putting Failure on Ice – John Torres
86    Into the Whirlwind – Mark Buchanan
90    My Calling Tested – Steve Tomlinson

Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry Vol.4 No.2 Spring/Summer 2014

02    Timothy Paul Jones – Family-Based Youth Ministry, Twenty Years Later

Feature Articles
06    Tom Nettles – An Encouragement to Use Catechisms
28    John David Trentham – Adolescent Moral Development in Christian Perspective
52    Shane Parker – The Function of Short-Term Missions Experiences in Christian Formation
72    Jake Dunlow – Perceptions of Spiritual Formation in the 21st Century
104  David Schrock – Perspectives on Christ-Centered Family Discipleship
116  Appreciative Reflections on the Impact of “Family-Based Youth Ministry”

JDFM Forum
118  Interview with Mark Devries – Family-Based Youth Ministry: Then and Now
122  Book Reviews
134  Equipping the Generations
Derek Brown, Organizing for Successful Ministry
Kevin DeYoung, Two Questions that May Greatly Improve Your Church’s Ministry
Brian Howard, What Works for us (and might work for you) in Family Worship
Garrett Kell, Should I Tell My Spouse About Struggles with Sexual Purity?
David Mathis, Bring the Bible Home to Your Heart
R. Albert Mohler Jr., Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible