PERIODICALS-MISSION MAGAZINES, NEWSLETTERS, AND E-ZINES
10/40 WINDOW REPORTER
"The 10/40 Window Reporter" provides focused profiles on unreached peoples to facilitate prayer and outreach to those with little or no access to the good news of God's love. For information, contact Windows International Network, P.O. Box 7287, Colorado Springs, CO 80933 Phone:719-522-1040 FAX:277-7148 Email: 74322.3471@Compuserve.com.
ADVENT CHRISTIAN WITNESS, P.O. Box 23152, Charlotte, NC 28227
Occasional newsletter produced by John Hanna. If you or anyone you know is in any way involved in adopting an unreached people or "advocating" for a certain people group, be sure to contact John to get on his mailing list! <JHanna@CProject.com> The 6 pages of the Winter'96 ADVONET newsletter cover security issues in dealing with contacts in "closed" countries, how to maintain your passion for your adopted people group, and some resources and testimonies for "advocates."
AFRICA JOURNAL OF EVANGELICAL THEOLOGY, P.O. Box 49 Machakos, KENYA
AIM (EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP OF INDIA) and ASIAN CHURCH TODAY, 4-1-826, J.N. Road, Victoria Chambers, 2nd floor, Hyderabad 500 001, A.P., INDIA
ALLIANCE LIFE bi-weekly, about 24 pages, produced by the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Subscription rate: US$11, CAN$17 from P.O. Box 35000, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Despite its sharp, colour layout, it has a warm family feel to it. AL generally focuses it's first section on Christian discipleship, then covers news from people in the denomination, then gives updates on missionaries and world news. "Completing The Great Commission" the January 29, 1997 issue is wholly dedicated to the subject of completing the great commission. You may want to check this issue out. (Single copies are $.75) 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. -NW
ARAB WORLD MINISTRIES UPDATE P.O. Box 96, Upper Darby, PA 19082 <info@AWM.com> 1-800-447-3566 Always has good mini-articles on Islam. Stories form national believers and missionaries as well as Questions and Answers on witnessing to Muslims. Good graphic design.
ARAMCO WORLD Check out the July/August '95 ARAMCO WORLD, which contains a 50-page index to subjects covered 1949-1994! ...Aramco World is a publication of Saudi Aramco, an international oil company, and exists to increase cross-cultural understanding and broaden awareness of the cultures of the Arab and Muslim worlds. Articles vary in depth, but many are good resource material and the photos are great. Why should I know about it? If you, your child, your friend, or your supporter, are trying to learn about a Muslim people group or a place (in the Arab world especially) don't negect this magazine...[Free subscriptions from Box 469008, Escondido, CA 92046-9008]
AWBE Message, P.O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA 17105
Subscriptions to "Brown Gold," the monthly magazine of New Tribes Mission, are available by writing 1001 E. First St., Sanford, FL 32771 USA.
CHINA HORIZON quarterly booklet with excellent up to date analysis of the Chinese mind and Chinese intellectuals. Written from a Christian viewpoint by numerous Chinese authors (in English). These articles are among the best I've seen, including : "Influences on the Conversion Process," "Receptor-Oriented Communication of the Gospel," etc. China Horizons, P.O. Box 89, Bayside, NY 11361.
CHINA NEWS DIGEST Available on Email by contacting email@example.com or writing P.O. Box 10111, Gaithersburg, MD 20898 USA.
COMMUNITY SECTION (COMSEC) NEWSLETTER occasional (once or twice a year) publication from NAFSA: Assoc. of Intl. Educators, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20009-5728 (202/462-4811) . You'll have to join NAFSA on an "associate volunteer" membership in their COMSEC to get on the mailing list. (Memberships cost about $39/year now).
EAST ASIA's MILLIONS Quarterly, about 16 pages, produced by OMF. Subscription rate: $4/year from 10 West Dry Creek Cir., Littleton, CO 80120. Nice colour layout with information on Asia, missionaries there, and missions in general. (OMF was founded as the China Inland Mission by J. Hudson Taylor in 1865.) As of 1998 has changed to annual publication with monthly web updates.
Two mission-oriented GenX magazines, VOX and Wherever, have been merged in 1998 to form one new magazine under VoxCorp, a Contemporary Christian Music Magazine Company. (Qtrly) $10/yr.; 2525-C Lebanon Dr., Nashville, TN 37214
The October 1996 edition of Evangelical Missions Quarterly has a tremendous amount of resources for those of us involved in missions. The following articles I found particularly impressive: "Short-term youth teams: Are they worth it?" by Paul Borthwick. (Briefly, but excellently covers preparation, expectations, and effectiveness of STM's. Good bibliography), "What Generation Xers think about mission teams" by Arnell Motz, "Making Tents or Building Churches?" (Excellent interview on balancing the two parts of a "tentmaking" missionary work.), Bibliographies on dealing with Stress and with Culture-shock, "Evangelicals respond to unabated persecution" by Stan Guthrie. (Well-done big-picture overview on modern Christian persecution.), "25 Best books on leadership" by Bill Hybels. US$21.95/year, P.O. Box 794, Wheaton, IL 60189
FRONTIER FOCUS P.O. Box 49757, Colorado Springs, CO 80949 Phone 719-594-2481 Fax: 719-598-4063 This ledger-size flyer is designed to fit an 8.5x11-inch 3-ring binder. Each quarterly issue is a profile on a specific people group and its spiritual needs. The mission of Frontier Ventures, the publisher, is "to mobilize prayer for lay laborers on the spiuritual frontiers of the world." The second issue of 1995 that I have is 2-color with lots of pictures and a good commentary on Japan. Other issues have covered the Javanese, Chinese Students, Thai, Vietnamese, Mongols, Uygurs, Sinhalese, Bengalis, Wu Chinese, Sundanese, Kmer, Russian Far East, Nepalese, Kazakhs, Pakastanis, Cantonese, Albania, Cambodia, Madurese, and Malay peoples.
FRONTIERSCAN is a single small page of world news, printed by the U.S. Center for World Mission. It is condensed from their Global Prayer Digest each month. The mission fellowship at the Christian college I attended ordered 50 of these per month and distributed them throughout the campus to increase awareness of and prayer for world mission. Subscription rate is $50 per hundred per month (1 year). Address: 1605 Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104 Following is an excerpt from the October 1995 FrontierScan--<NWilson@CProject.com>
FRONTLINES (HGM) Quarterly, about 24 pages, produced by Heart of God Ministries. Focuses on living a life radically devoted to Christ and on unreached peoples. Good reprints of classic articles on missions from famous authors. Good profiles on unreached peoples. Free [but I bet they'll take a donation if you force it on them--NW] P.O. Box 7205, Moore, OK 73153-7205 <HGMin@aol.com>
GO (INTERSERVE), 325 Kennington Rd., London, SE 11 4QH, UK
IMPACT: A Day in the Life
Check out CBInternational's latest Impact magazine (Spring 1997). 16 pages of photos from all over the world--it's a keeper! Email <firstname.lastname@example.org> for a copy. --NW
INTERACT, Box 683, Wheaton, IL 60189
International Missions' EASTERN CHALLENGE
The Winter 1996 edition has a good article on Albania 621 Centre Ave, Box 14866, Reading, PA 19612-4866 <email@example.com>
INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH
Quarterly, $18/year. Major Missiologial Studies, regional reports and conference findings, annual statistical globqal update, profiles of missionary leaders, book reviews, dissertation notices, and mision bibliographies. International Bulletin, Subscription Deot., P.O. Box 3000, Denville, NJ 07834 Source: January 1997 Evangelical Missions Quarterly
LATIN AMERICA EVANGELIST (LAM), P.O. Box 52-7900, Miami, FL 33152
LIVING BY FAITH (International Family Missions) This little 36-page magazine from International Family Missions, P.O. Box 309, Lafayette, CO 80026-0309, is only a few years old and is from a mission that enables whole families from the U.S. to do short-term mission work together in Juarez, Mexico. This edition had poetry, a profile of a missions-active family, information on ministries in Juarez, information on IFM, prayer requests, and a spotlight on Voice of the Martyrs. There were also two editorials by Joe Hart, pointing out errors he perceived in popular Christian thinking. One was that you have to love yourself before you can love other people. He took a strong stand against this in his article, "Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself," saying that loving God and denying ourselves is more important to loving our neighbor than having good self-esteem. The second critique he offered appeared to be aimed at Don Richardson and Bob Sjogren. Hart said God never intended for ancient Jews to evangelize the world because they were "under the law." Living By Faith also mentioned two training seminars offered by IFM: *Discipleship, Outreach, Missions, & Evangelism School, designed to prepare candidates for long-term missions. Meets once a week for 9 months. *A two-week seminar on "how to organize, lead, and do a short-term mission trip involving family units and the whole church"
MISSIOLOGY, 616 Walnut Ave., Scottdale, PA 15683
From: David Deyhle <firstname.lastname@example.org> This publication will be distributed to 60,000 mission-minded & responsive readers. Mission Today '96 will also have Special Report Sections which will reach an additional 30,000 missions-minded individuals. Special Report Sections include Short-Term Missions, Training for Missions and Unreached Peoples. These 16-48 page sections devoted to a special missions topic will be overprinted as "mini-magazines" to an additional 30,000 people interested in missions. Of the total recipients 85% would be serious mission-minded prospects and 15% would be leaders and people who are influential in the area of missions. The editorial will be built around the six Major Regions of the World, 3 Special Reports and about 21 Feature Topics on issues of missions. If you are interested in placing an ad for your missions organization or would like to receive free copies of Mission Today '96 when it becomes available. Please call 1-800-274-9447. All ads must be purchased by November 10, 1995 to be printed in this edition. Mission Today '96 will mail February of 1996.
MTS TRAVEL NEWS
Check out MTS>Travel's bits on travelling in their (Quarterly?) newsletter "Travel News." Their Winter 1996 edition is one page and has about two dozen travel tips regarding car rental, travelling with children, sleeping on the road, European travel, airfares, flight delays, hotel rates, and even ordering coffee! Contact Cindy at 10 West Dry Creek Cir, Littleton, CO 80120
NOOR UL HAQ "Light of Truth," 20 page magazine (English and Arabic) published periodically by Christians to try to answer basic Muslim objections to the Christian faith, etc. Vol.4, No.2, for example, has articles: "Why Do Christians Worship Three Gods," and "Questions Muslims Ask (That Need to be Answered)." Send to: Noor ul Haq, P.O. Box 583279, Minneapolis, MN 55458.
"OM InDeed" is a bimonthly publication focusing on Operation Mobilization missions projects. For information, contact email@example.com or write P.O. Box 444, Tyrone, GA 30290 USA.
ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS
Quarterly booklet that profiles Christian courage through the centuries. Nate Saint was featured in the latest one. A "wonderful tool to help introduce your children to missions." $12 for 4 issues, Onward Christian Soldiers, P.O. Box 550, Sarasota, FL 34230
bi-monthly magazine from The Navigators designed for intercessors, prayer mobilizers and believers wanting to deepen their prayer lives. For information about a free copy, write NavPress Periodicals, P.O. Box 35008, Colorado Springs, CO 80935
PRAY FOR CHINA FELLOWSHIP This one-page newsletter has tremendous information on the church in China. The September 1996 edition has a testimony concerning the tendency of isolated home churches to get involved in extremism, and book reviews on GOD'S CHINESE SON--The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan (by Jonathan Spence) and TRUE SON OF HEAVEN--How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture (by David Marshall). There is also a short article on OMF's Chinese simplified script apologetic literature. Pithy prayer requests for each day of the month round out the newsletter. Avaliable from OMF, 10 West Dry Creek Cir., Littleton, CO 80120
REACHOUT TO THE MUSLIM WORLD
Georges Houssney of Horizons International offers an alternative view to the "contextualization" approach to mission among Muslims in the issue I just read: Volume 8 #2&3, 1996. The black & white magazine was 28 pgs. with all 8 articles written by Houssney. Even though I picked up somewhat of an "attitude" from the author, I believe he had some good insights into evangelising Muslims, having grown up in a Muslim society himself. Subscription for 4 issues of ReachOut is $10 in the U.S. ($18 elsewhere), P.O. Box 18478, Boulder, CO 80308-1478
This magazine is not as short as some of the others (16 pgs), but has been the best reading I've seen in any mission periodical. Excellent color layout and short stories that make you feel like you're right there with the misionaries writing them. P.O. Box 969, Wheaton, IL 60189-0969 Phone:800-343-3144 Fax: 708-653-1826
THE AD2025 GLOBAL MONITOR
[This] month's issue [includes], among other items, a Chronology of the Rwanda genocide, a profile of the Saudi Arabs of Saudi Arabia, and new incidents of martyrdom. Don't miss out! A subscription is just $20 per year. If you would like a sample copy of our print publication, the AD 2025 Global Monitor, send your name, organization and address via e-mail to GEM@XC.ORG, along with the words "sample monitor." If you would like us to send a sample to someone else, send us their name and address and we'll send them a Monitor packet as well.
THE CHURCH AROUND THE WORLD
Beginning in February, this 8.5 x 5.5 inch one-page flyer will begin printing in 4-colour. Each monthly edition contains about 8 great news articles from around the world of concern to Christians. 25 copies/month is $21/year ($ 27 international orders) 100 copies/month is $84/year ($108 international orders) From: Tyndale House Publishers, P.O. Box 220, Wheaton, IL 60189-9927
THE EDGE I just received the first edition of CBInternational's new publication entitled "the edge" and it looks sharp. Brigada-orgs- missionmobilizers subscriber, Scott Grandi, the Frontier Missions Coordinator for CBI, put together a good 4 pages of information on CBI and opportunities available, a vision for reaching the unreached, and a profile of the Somali people. Christopher Dali made the layout look incredibly '90's. Good job! This publication is slated for production three times a year. For more info, write <firstname.lastname@example.org>
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRONTIER MISSIONS (IJFM) publishes a quarterly compilation of articles on mission to unreached peoples, including people profiles, biblical basis articles, the latest thinking from missiologists from groups like the USCWM and AD2000, and articles from unreached-focused sending agency leaders. It has been in publication since it was founded in 1984. One year subscription (four issues) $15. Special Offer: Free Cassette message entitled "The Church For Every People and the Gospel for Every Person by AD 2000" by Hans Weerstra, and/or Free IJFM special Feature Edition--call 1-800-316-8789 or email 103121.2610@Compuserve.com
TOGETHER (World Vision), 121, E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, CA 91016
VOICE OF THE MARTYRS
"...Our faith can often seem incomplete without the knowledge and testimonies of our persecuted brothers and sisters. They are living examples of uncompromising faith... We invite you to request a free subscription to the "Voice of the Martyrs" newsletter. Each month you will be encouraged as pastor Wurmbrand brings the lessons and testimonies of persecuted Christians into your home. You will learn to pray specifically for those who suffer for Christ. The Voice of the Martyrs will also provide practical suggestions on how you can be involved. Call or write...P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 74005 1-800-747-0085"
WORLD EVANGELIZATION (Lausanne), Wt. Olavsgate 23, 0166 Oslo, Norway.
WORLD VISION, P.O. Box 0171, Tacoma, WA 98481
P.O. Box 2727, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 The very first issue of this bi-monthly, 4-page flyer came out this month, detailing Wycliffe's shutdown of the translation center in Lomalinda, Colombia, tallying Bible translations in progress by Wycliffe staff around the world, and outlining opportunities to become financially involved in a few of Wycliffe's Bible translation projects.