SUNBURNT COUNTRY, SWEEPING PAINS: THE EXPERIENCES OF ASIAN AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MINISTRY AND MISSION
Asian immigration is transforming the Australian church and society. Migration from Asian countries occupies six of the ten largest groups migrating to Australia. While most Australian churches are declining and aging, Asian Australian churches are young and growing. The end of white Australian Christianity is near. The future of the church is Asian.
Sunburnt Country, Sweeping Pains shares the stories of Asian Australian women as they experience inequality, racism, sexism, and stereotypes in ministry and mission. These women also talk about the joy and meaning they find in serving God’s church and world. In this book, Graham Joseph Hill examines 21,987 NCLS surveys, 36 detailed surveys, and 15 in-depth interviews with Asian Australian Christian women. These women share their stories of discrimination and efforts to bring change. They also offer proposals for a more equal, fair, and just Australian church.
Sunburnt Country, Sweeping Pains is essential reading for all who value the voices and stories of women and want to address racism and sexism in church and society. Asian Australian Christian women guide us toward a multiethnic church that values equality and dignity for women and men of all cultures.
THE SOUL ONLINE: BEREAVEMENT, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND COMPETENT CARE
Pandemics, conflicts, and crises have increased worldwide suffering, death, and loss. The growing phenomenon of online interactions by the bereaved with the online presence of their deceased loved ones has recently come to the attention of caring professionals. Many questions emerge. How do we understand and respond to digital memorialization? What do we make of digital identities and continuing bonds? How can we engage with digital bereavement communities? What is the future of digital death and bereavement rituals and practices? How have forms of technospirituality and cybergnosticism emerged? How do counselors and carers respond to advances in the digital afterlife?
Graham Joseph Hill and Desiree Geldenhuys examine existing therapeutic responses to death and bereavement practices and evaluate the efficacy in meeting the needs of mourners in a digital context. Geldenhuys and Hill explore the rising interest in spirituality and the phenomenon of technospirituality, including interest in the afterlife. The authors outline new death and bereavement practices in the digital public sphere. Hill and Geldenhuys offer ways that therapeutic and care practitioners can meet these needs. Finally, the authors develop new proposals for counselling, pastoral, and spiritual carers to help them address the needs of the bereaved.
RELENTLESS LOVE: LIVING OUT INTEGRAL MISSION TO COMBAT POVERTY, INJUSTICE AND CONFLICT
How does the church’s calling to take the whole gospel to the whole world manifest in contexts of poverty, injustice, and conflict? In this collection of essays, edited by Graham Joseph Hill and drawn from the 7th Micah Global Triennial Consultation in the Philippines, Christians from across the globe reflect on the church’s role in alleviating suffering and developing transformed communities.
At the heart of these reflections is the topic of resilience and its role in Christian community, integral mission, and faith-based development work. Offering both theological frameworks and practical tools for the development of resilient communities, this book ignites a biblical passion for integrating justice and proclamation, witness and social concern, evangelism and community transformation. Relentless Love is a powerful reminder of Christ’s calling to join him in his work to bring wholeness, reconciliation, and redemption to the earth.
SALT, LIGHT, AND A CITY, SECOND EDITION: CONFORMATION–ECCLESIOLOGY FOR THE GLOBAL MISSIONAL COMMUNITY: VOLUME 2, MAJORITY WORLD VOICES
Jesus is calling his church to be a multiethnic and missional people who listen and learn from the many voices of world Christianity. Graham Joseph Hill issues a moving call for churches to be missional by being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Hill does this by exploring the thinking of twenty-five Asian, African, Latin American, Indigenous, African American, diaspora, Caribbean, Oceanian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern pastors and theologians. These are as diverse as Melba Padilla Maggay, Emmanuel Katongole, Lamin Sanneh, Oscar Muriu, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Pope Francis, Richard Twiss, Lisa Sharon Harper, Willie James Jennings, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Soong-Chan Rah, and Mitri Raheb.
These voices show us the future of missional churches in world Christianity. When churches are conformed to Christ they make disciples, heal a broken world, and witness to Jesus and his gospel. Jesus forms us in his image and moves us to be a people of shalom, humility, character, justice, peace, wisdom, prayer, beauty, and witness. The church has had a Reformation but now it needs a Conformation. Hill explores biblical themes and the voices of world Christianity to show that a missional church is conformed to the image of the incarnate, crucified, resurrected, and glorified Christ. Conformity to Christ is the heart of missional ecclesiology and discipleship.
HIDE THIS IN YOUR HEART: MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE FOR KINGDOM IMPACT
Memorizing Scripture has been proven to be an essential, life-giving practice for spiritual growth. Those who memorize passages from the Bible can point to how it’s given them greater assurance of God’s love and a deeper understanding of how to follow Jesus.
In this new resource by two leaders of the worldwide missional church movement, Scripture memorization is put to new use. Memorizing the Bible helps believers in Jesus to become active partners in proclaiming and demonstrating that the Kingdom of God is living and active and good for the world.
Join Graham Joseph Hill and Michael Frost on this journey into the Bible. Learn how the Scriptures can form and transform your brain and life. Learn how to equip yourself better to live and declare the good news of Jesus Christ.
- The “Kingdom Impact Memory System” includes 40 memory verses, each in 4 translations: NIV, ESV, NLT, and MSG
- The tear-out verse cards use the BELLS method from the bestselling Surprise the World: Blessing others, Eating together, Learning Christ, Listening to the Spirit, Being Sent with a Missionary Focus
- Follows the familiar, easy-to-use approach of the Topical Memory System
- 20-week study immerses readers in each BELLS theme and accompanying memory verses
- Appendixes provide alternative schedules for regular study and memorization
- A recommended reading list supplements each theme in the BELLS method
HOLDING UP HALF THE SKY: A BIBLICAL CASE FOR WOMEN LEADING AND TEACHING IN THE CHURCH
Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles.
Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ’s church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, disciplers, and leaders transforms not only personal lives, but also the church and the world.
This book offers a biblical case for women teaching and leading in the church. Hill then explores practical ways that we can empower and release more female leaders in the church, and ways that we can amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women in the way Jesus intended. Together women and men can revitalize the church and renew the world.
This book is available in English and Arabic.
HEALING OUR BROKEN HUMANITY: PRACTICES FOR REVITALIZING THE CHURCH AND RENEWING THE WORLD
16th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year – Culture
We live in conflicted times. Our newsfeeds are filled with inequality, division, and fear. We want to make a difference and see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this?
Based on their work with diverse churches, colleges, and other organizations, Graham Joseph Hill and Grace Ji-Sun Kim offer Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world. They provide ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ, so the church and world can experience reconciliation, justice, unity, peace, and love.
With small group activities, discussion questions, and exercises in each chapter, this book is ideal to read together in community. Discover here how to bring real change to a dehumanized world.
GLOBALCHURCH: RESHAPING OUR CONVERSATIONS, RENEWING OUR MISSION, REVITALIZING OUR CHURCHES
Christianity seems to be in decline in the West. But many churches in Asia, Africa, Latin America and other parts of the Majority World are growing. Before long, two-thirds of Christians will live in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Western Christianity can no longer claim to be the center of the global church.
What does this mean for global Christian mission? What does it mean for worship, theology, faith and evangelism in the West?
In GlobalChurch, Dr Graham Joseph Hill engages with more than 100 high-profile Majority World Christian leaders and asks what they can teach the West about mission, leadership, hospitality, creation care, education, worship, and more.
Dr Hill challenges the Western church to move away from a Eurocentric and Americentric view of church and mission. He calls the church to construct global missional conversations. The future of the global church―including the churches of the West―exists in these global exchanges.
GlobalChurch is an indispensible guide for the church as it navigates the unique global experiences of the twenty-first century.
SALT, LIGHT AND A CITY (SECOND EDITION): ECCLESIOLOGY FOR THE GLOBAL MISSIONAL COMMUNITY: VOLUME 1, WESTERN VOICES
Dr Graham Joseph Hill’s pioneering book remains the seminal work on missional ecclesiology. The bestselling first edition redefined theology for the missional church. Hill builds biblical foundations in conversation with major theologians, including Sarah Coakley, John Zizioulas, Stanley Hauerwas, Miroslav Volf, and Jurgen Moltmann.
In this major update, Dr Graham Joseph Hill offers new insights and provides fresh examples of missional churches. In the first edition, Hill interacted with twelve major theologians to build a missional ecclesiology. In this thoroughly updated edition, he interacts with sixteen major theologians from the Western world. This edition includes five new chapters and an expanded treatment on the key convictions of global missional theology. It also offers a new study guide that has been uploaded on an innovative website linked to this book.
This expanded edition now becomes volume 1 in a series on missional ecclesiology. In volume 2, Dr Graham Joseph Hill will turn our attention to voices from the Majority World. Known for his groundbreaking approach to theology–theology for the global missional community–Hill shows how God is releasing his global church to mission, across all cultures and Christian traditions. This extensive update to Hill’s influential work offers pioneering theology and practices that will continue to shape the global missional church for generations.
SIGNS OF HOPE IN THE CITY: RENEWING URBAN MISSION, EMBRACING RADICAL HOPE
By 2025 there will be 3 billion people living in urban slums. For Christian spirituality to be authentic, it must engage with issues of urban transformation.
In this book, Dr Graham Joseph Hill and a wide group of urban missionaries explore themes of urban poverty, creation care, human trafficking and asylum seekers and refugees. They explore the role of the local church as a “sign of hope” in cities and explores ways to recruit, equip, and sustain people for hope-filled urban mission.
This is an important book, touching on hope and transformation, interfaith dynamics and the church as “hope enfleshed.”
SALT, LIGHT, AND A CITY: INTRODUCING MISSIONAL ECCLESIOLOGY
The Christian church faces enormous challenges and rich opportunities in a globalized and changing world. Among the noise, it is becoming clear that the church and its leaders need a missional self-understanding.
In this volume, Dr Graham Joseph Hill captures the thinking of twelve church leaders from diverse streams of Christianity and frames their thinking around one question: “What does it mean for the church to be missional?”
This book provides a fresh and substantial introduction to missional ecclesiology for a disrupted age.
SERVANTSHIP: SIXTEEN SERVANTS ON THE FOUR MOVEMENTS OF RADICAL SERVANTSHIP
Servantship is following the pattern of Jesus Christ – the servant Lord – and his mission. It is a life not only of discipleship but also of self-emptying, sacrifice, and of valuing others above yourself.
In this pioneering work, sixteen Christians describe four movements of servantship.
- From leadership to servantship
- From shallowness to dynamic theological reflection
- From theory to courageous practice
- From forgetfulness to transforming memory
In the words of Jesus, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be a servant.” Servantship provides theologically sound and highly practical tools for leaders to inculcate Christ-like patterns of love, mission and humility in their ministry.
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