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The title of this book points to a feature—the missionary family—often considered to be a distinctive of the Protestant missionary movement. Certainly the presence of missionary families in the field has been a central factor in enabling, configuring, and restricting Protestant missionary outreach. What special concerns does sending missionary families raise for the conduct of mission? What means are available for extending care and support to missionary families? These issues are the focus of the chapters in part 1 of this book. In recent years an increasing number of reports have surfaced of sexual abuse in mission settings. Some reports have been based on “recovered memories,” the assessment of which raises difficult questions. Clearly sexual abuse in mission settings and how to understand allegations of abuse based on recovered memories are matters of grave concern to mission agencies and mission supporters as well as to missionary families. Part 2 serves the mission community by scrutinizing such matters, offering legal, historical, and psychological perspectives on the topic. In a new feature, “Forum on Sexual Orientation and Mission: An Evangelical Discussion,” the Evangelical Missiological Society takes up a pressing issue of our day. Fourteen evangelical scholars participate in the discussion found in part 3. Far from being the final word, this forum is presented with the prayer that it will serve as an opening to and basis for ongoing missiological conversation about an urgent and timely topic.



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Other Books in the EMS Series
No. 1
Scripture and Strategy: The Use of the Bible in Postmodern Church and Mission , David Hesselgrave
No. 2
Christianity and the Religions: A Biblical Theology of World Religions , Edward Rommen and Harold Netland
No. 3
Spiritual Power and Missions: Raising the Issues , Edward Rommen
No. 4
Missiology and the Social Sciences: Contributions, Cautions, and the Conclusions , Edward Rommen and Gary Corwin
No. 5
The Holy Spirit and Mission Dynamics , Douglas McConnell
No. 6
Reaching the Resistant: Barriers and Bridges for Mission , Dudley Woodberry
No. 7
Teaching Them Obedience in All Things: Equipping for the 21st Century , Edgar Elliston
No. 8
Working Together With God to Shape the New Millennium: Opportunities and Limitations , Kenneth Mulholland and Gary Corwin
No. 9
Caring for the Harvest Force in the New Millennium , Tom Steffen and Douglas Pennoyer
No. 10
Between Past and Future: Evangelical Mission Entering the Twenty-first Century , Jonathan Bonk
No. 11
Christian Witness in Pluralistic Contexts in the Twenty-first Century , Enoch Wan
No. 12
The Centrality of Christ in Contemporary Missions , Mike Barnett and Michael Pocock
No. 13
Contextualization and Syncretism: Navigating Cultural Currents , Gailyn Van Rheenen
No. 14
Business as Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered , Tom Steffen and Mike Barnett
No. 15
Missions in Contexts of Violence , Keith Eitel
No. 16
Effective Engagement in Short-Term Missions: Doing it Right! Robert J. Priest
No. 17
Missions from the Majority World: Progress, Challenges, and Case Studies , Enoch Wan and Michael Pocock
No. 18
Serving Jesus with Integrity: Ethics and Accountability in Mission , Dwight P. Baker and Douglas Hayward
No. 19
Reflecting God s Glory Together: Diversity in Evangelical Mission , A. Scott Moreau and Beth Snodderly
No. 20
Reaching the City: Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-first Century, Gary Fujino, Timothy R. Sisk, and Tereso C. Casi o
No. 21
Missionary Methods: Research, Reflections, and Realities, Craig Ott and J. D. Payne
The Evangelical Missiological Society is a professional organization with more than 350 members comprised of missiologists, mission administrators, teachers, pastors with strategic missiological interests, and students of missiology. EMS exists to advance the cause of world evangelization. We do this through study and evaluation of mission concepts and strategies from a biblical perspective with a view to commending sound mission theory and practice to churches, mission agencies, and schools of missionary training around the world. We hold an annual national conference and eight regional meetings held throughout the United States and Canada.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
The missionary family : witness, concerns, care / editors, Dwight P. Baker and Robert J. Priest.
pages cm. - (Evangelical Missiological Society series ; no. 18)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-87808-044-1 - ISBN 0-87808-044-9
1. Missionaries-Family relationships. 2. Sex crimes-Religious aspects-Christianity. I. Baker, Dwight P., editor of compilation.
BV2063.M5645 2014
Other Books in the EMS Series
Dwight P. Baker
PART ONE: Families in Mission
INTRODUCTION: Families in Mission
Robert J. Priest
1 Walter and Ingrid Trobisch and a Missiology of Couple Power
Anneke Stasson
2 Experiencing Risk: Missionary Families in Dangerous Places
Donald Grigorenko and Margaret Grigorenko
3 The Family and Missions: Reflections from the Life of a U.S. Missionary
Jerry Rankin
4 Caring for the Parents of Missionaries: A Case Study of Global Bible Translators
Sunny Hong
5 The Family Problem : Challenges in Balancing Maternity and Mission in Nineteenth-Century Equatorial Africa
Mary Carol Cloutier
6 William Carey s Vision for Missionary Families
Andrew D. McFarland
PART TWO: Responding to MK Sexual Abuse and to Reports of Abuse Based on Recovered Memories
INTRODUCTION: Responding to MK Sexual Abuse and to Reports of Abuse Based on Recovered Memories
Robert J. Priest
7 Getting It Right, Healing the Wrong: Legal Issues in Protecting Children and Organizations from Child Sexual Abuse
Theresa Lynn Sidebotham
8 Out of the Past: Assessing Historical Reports of Sexual Abuse
Philip Jenkins
9 Recovered Memories and Accusations of Sexual Abuse: A Review of Scientific Research Relevant to Missionary Contexts
David R. Dunaetz
10 Malleability of Memory: Evaluating Testimony and Accusations within the Mission Community
Raymond Phinney
PART THREE: Forum on Sexual Orientation and Mission: An Evangelical Discussion
INTRODUCTION: Forum on Sexual Orientation and Mission: An Evangelical Discussion
Dwight P. Baker
11 Gay and Lesbian Christians: Framing Questions and Clarifying the Debate about a Place in Church and Mission for Evangelical LGBTQ Youth
Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
12 Lingenfelter Raises Questions Other Than Those He Has Stated
Andrew J. B. Cameron
13 Same-Sex Relationships: Toward an Old Testament Orientation
M. Daniel Carroll R.
14 Urgent Question, but with Marked Reservations
Graham A. Cole
15 Asking the Bible for Answers to Questions It Does Not Ask
John Goldingay
16 Experience at the Heart of the Matter
Joshua W. Jipp
17 The Church s Definitive Teaching
Stanton L. Jones
18 The Impact of Contemporary Trends in Sexuality on Mission Agencies
Phillip Marshall
19 A Complex Multilevel Issue
Craig Ott
20 Exploring Conversations on Same-Sex Attraction
Jenell Paris
21 Breaking the Evangelical Silence on Sex-with Clarity
Kersten Bayt Priest
22 Additional Questions
Steven C. Roy
23 Widening the Field of Vision
Michael A. Rynkiewich
24 The View from a University President s Office
David Wright
25 Tensions between What Should Be and What Is : A Response
Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
General Index
Scripture Index
The title of this book, The Missionary Family: Witness, Concerns, Care , points to a feature-the missionary family-often considered to be a distinctive of the Protestant missionary movement. Within Protestantism the image of the missionary family has perhaps a prominence in the popular imagination comparable to that of the monks and nuns of the long-enduring missionary orders within Catholicism. Married missionaries for Protestants and celibate missioners for Roman Catholics are recognizable as the modes favored by these two branches of Christianity in organizing themselves for mission. Within the Orthodox churches, monks and monasteries have not been the sole means of missional outreach, but they have played a significant if not predominant role. One thinks, for example, of the monks and monasteries that carried the faith eastward into the steppes and taiga as the Russian empire pushed eastward.
Over the course of the past two and a quarter centuries, the presence of families has been a central factor in enabling, configuring, and restricting Protestant missionary outreach. Not that families were absent from the somewhat sparse ranks of Protestant missionaries before the time when William Carey somewhat bumptiously, it would seem, led his family to India, where he would launch an illustrious missionary career. But the practicality of involving wives and children in missions was a point of contention. Hard on the heels of Carey s publication of his Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens (1792) came Melvill Horne s 1794 printing of Letters on Missions, Addressed to the Protestant Ministers of the British Churches . Sales of Carey s volume languished; Horne s book received a hearing and continued to be updated with new editions issued over several decades. In his book, Carey urged strenuously for Christians to become engaged in missions and developed a proposal for how to go about them. Horne concurred with the call to mission outreach, but had reservations about the means, if that were to involve sending missionary families abroad. He thought the idea

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