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Book Review: “Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment”

Book Review by Simon Cowell Allison, Gregg R. 2014. Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment. Crossway. CMS missionaries Simon and Jess Cowell work alongside Italian university students in Bari, Italy. They deal regularly with questions of faith raised from a Roman Catholic perspective, and highly recommend this book for anyone with a particular interest in thoughtful […]

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The benefits of long-term

CMS missionary Andrew Buchanan, married to Abi, has taught in Indonesia for two decades. It has been continual learning.  A few months ago, I taught a Masters’ level class on the New Testament in Toraja. We looked at a number of issues such as honour-shame, rituals and taboos, even literacy, to highlight the areas where local Toraja culture connects with the world of the Bible in ways that Western interpreters are not that interested in. For […]

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Teaching theology in Indonesia

CMS missionary Andrew Buchanan explores the differences between Indonesian and Western culture, and how that shapes the way he teaches theology in a way his listeners can understand. I remember as a young adult doing Introduction to the Bible as I started the Moore College Preliminary Theological Certificate. At the time, I was familiar with […]

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