Missions in Context of Violence
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This volume deals with the contexts of violence. In an age of increasing concern for this type of missionary work, the missions community needs to hear from those that have reflected on the multifaceted elements involved in understanding the phenomenon of martyrdom-persecution violence as it relates to telling the age-old Gospel story. The place to begin is with Biblical and theological analysis followed by the grounding provided by constructing consequent lifestyles, strategies and practices in physically risky settings. Finally, insights from the live settings of violence are warranted.

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Date de parution 15 septembre 2007
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OTHER TITLES IN THE EMS SERIES:
No. 1 Scripture and Strategy: The Use of the Bible in Postmodern Church and mission
David J. Hesselgrave, ed.
No. 2 Christianity and the Religions: A Biblical Theology of World Religions
Edward Rommen and Harold A. Netland, eds.
No. 3 Spiritual Power and Missions: Raising the Issues
Edward Rommen, ed.
No. 4 Missiology and the Social Sciences: Contributions, Cautions, and the Conclusions
Edward Rommen and Gary Corwin, eds.
No. 5 The Holy Spirit and Mission Dynamics
C. Douglas McConnell, ed.
No. 6 Reaching the Resistant: Barriers and Bridges for Mission
J. Dudley Woodberry, ed.
No. 7 Teaching Them Obedience in All Things: Equipping for the Twenty-first Century
Edgar J. Elliston, ed.
No. 8 Working Together With God to Shape the New Millennium: Opportunities and Limitations
Kenneth B. Mulholland and Gary Corwin, eds.
No. 9 Caring for the Harvest Force in the New Millennium
Tom A. Steffen and F. Douglas Pennoyer, eds.
No. 10 Between Past and Future: Evangelical Mission Entering the 21st Century
Jonathan J. Bonk, ed.
No. 11 Christian Witness in Pluralistic Contexts in the 21st Century
Enoch Wan, ed.
No. 12 The Centrality of Christ in Contemporary Missions
Mike Barnett and Michael Pocock, eds.
No. 13 Contextualization and Syncretism: Navigating Cultural Currents
Gailyn Van Rheenen, ed.
No. 14 Business as Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered
Tom Steffen and Mike Barnett, eds.

Copyright 2007 by Evangelical Missiological Society
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Missions in contexts of violence / edited by Keith E. Eitel
p. cm - (Evangelical Missiological Society series ; no. 15)
ISBN 978-080-87808-389-3
1. Missions. 2. Violence-Religious aspects-Christianity. I. Eitel, Keith Eugene, 1954-
BV2063.M567 2007
266-dc22
2007032174
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Psalm 46:1-3 NIV
Contents
Missions in Contexts of Violence
Foreword - Keith E. Eitel
Author Profiles
General Reflections on Missions in Contexts of Violence
Chapter 1 - David W. Shenk
Three Journeys: Jesus-Constantine-Muhammad
Chapter 2 - J. Nelson Jennings
Christian Mission and Glocal Violence in 2006 AD
Biblical and Theological Foundations for Engaging in Contexts of Violence
Chapter 3 - Steve Clinton
The Biblical Context of Violence and Response
Chapter 4 - J. D. Payne
Missions in the Context of Violence: A New Testament Response
Chapter 5 - Charles L. Tieszen
Mission in Contexts of Violence: Forging Theologies of Persecution and Martyrdom
Chapter 6 - Hau Chang Chua
Divine Suffering and Divine Grace: A Missiological Interpretation of Kitamori Kaz s Pain of God Theology
Lifestyles, Strategies, and Practices in Contexts of Violence
Chapter 7 - Marti Smith
Choosing How to Live in a Muslim Context: Case Studies from Missionary Women
Chapter 8 - Dale M. Wolyniak
New Mission Strategies for Working in a Context of Violence
Chapter 9 - Barry Stricker and Nik Ripken
Muslim Background Believers and Baptism in Cultures of Persecution and Violence
Chapter 10 - Ralph D. Winter
Mission s Greatest Enemy, Greatest Violence
Chapter 11 - Chris Lindley and Molly Wall
Violent Words in a Shrinking World: A Biblical Response
Area or Thematic Specific Studies of Contexts of Violence
Chapter 12 - E. Paul Balisky and Lila W. Balisky
The Ethiopian Church and Mission in Contexts of Violence: Four Historical Episodes
Chapter 13 - Robert Reese
The Benefits of Chaos: Missionary Reflections on Zimbabwe s Decline
Chapter 14 - David K. Strong
From Barbarians to Barbarians: Celtic Missionary Spirituality in the Dark Ages
Chapter 15 - Enoch Wan and Karen Fancher
Ministry in the Context of Suffering and Trauma in Southern Sudan
Chapter 16 - John Moldovan
Lessons from Ministry in the Context of Eastern European Violence
Chapter 17 - James Butare-Kiyovu
Missions and Genocide in Rwanda
Chapter 18 - Tony Maalouf
Missions in the Context of Middle Eastern Violence
Chapter 19 - D.M. Kinoti
Missions in the Context of Interethnic Violence
Editorial Note: The reader is advised that each article is comprised of the individual author s work. Some authors used pseudonyms for security reasons. Each writer documents the facts and details of their line of argumentation using their individual research technique. It has been reviewed for clarity, consistency, and completeness but the substance, content, and documentation have been generally left intact. The opinions reflected herein are those of the writers of each article.
Foreword
Missions in Contexts of Violence
Keith E. Eitel
It was a simple letter that Karen Watson wrote about a year before it was needed. She handed it to her pastor in Bakersfield, California just prior to departing for Iraq to serve as an international missionary for the Southern Baptist Convention. Her statement to him at that time was, I hope you ll never need this but put it in a safe place in the event that I don t return. The pastor placed it in the church safe and promptly forgot about it until that day months later. That day did come; it was March 15, 2004 in the city of Mosul. Five SBC missionaries were ambushed while driving in the city. A nefarious person murdered four of them. Karen was one of those that died.
The letter she left behind is profoundly illustrative of the motivations and convictions that many like her down through the centuries have possessed. They each have wished to follow Christ, even if it means paying the ultimate price. While terrorists strike the world with fear that others may die; Karen and her colleagues were willing to die that others might know Christ and through Him have life abundant. The letter described Karen s understanding of the heart of a missionary, one that is resigned to God s will whatever it may be:
The Missionary Heart
Cares more than some think is wise.
Risks more than some think is safe.
Dreams more than some think is practical.
Expects more than some think is possible.
She continued with a summary of her sentiments: I was called not to comfort or success but to obedience.
So God called her home that day. The life she lived seems cut short from an earthly point of view. It was just at the perfect time from a heavenly vantage point. Perhaps that is how to explain those like Karen who are called to demonstrate their faith so poignantly. They have resolved to live this life solely in view of the next.
This volume deals with the contexts of violence. In an age of increasing concern for this type of missionary work, the missions community needs to hear from those that have reflected on the multifaceted elements involved in understanding the phenomenon of martyrdom-persecution-violence as it relates to telling the age old Gospel story. The place to begin is with Biblical and theological analyses followed by the grounding provided by constructing consequent lifestyles, strategies, and practices in physically risky settings. Finally, insights from the live settings of violence are warranted.
Special thanks are due numerous people for the production of this volume. First and foremost those who have lived the lives and suffered the deaths described herein are to be thank for living so well. Next, there are several staff members at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary that deserve special recognition: Jennifer Wiese, Arthur B. Savage, Mandy M. Moots, and two others whose names I cannot use due to the simple fact that they live now or will return to work in sensitive zones. To those unnamed, and to thousands of others like them, a special thanks is due because they serve with unrecognized honor. May the joy of the Lord Jesus Christ be evident in and through their lives, and verbal witness, wherever they serve.
Keith E. Eitel is the Dean of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.
Author Profiles
E. Paul Balisky and Lila W. Balisky serve in Ethiopia with an emphasis on theological education. Paul teaches at both the Evangelical Theological College (ETC) and the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) in the areas of Ethiopian and African church history. Lila works with women s ministries and teaches informally. Both are presently involved in the Dictionary of African Christian Biography (DACB) project.
James Butare-Kiyovu is the associate professor of applied linguistics at William Carey International University (WCIU). He was born in Tutsi, Rwanda in 1947, but in 1959 fled with his family to Uganda as refugees. In 1992 he began working as the director of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) in Brussels, Belgium. Before WCIU, he served in the Global Research Institute at Fuller.
How Chuang Chua has served as a missionary with his wife since 1998 with OMF International. They served as church planters in the city of Sapporo, Japan for

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