Loving the Stranger: Welcoming Immigrants in the Name of Jesus
In my experience, most American Christians think that helping immigrants is a good idea in theory, but few actually get involved in the ministry of welcome because they feel afraid, concerned, or overwhelmed by busyness.
Loving the Stranger addresses these fears in an understanding way, answers these concerns in a way that will resonate regardless of people's political convictions, and lays out simple ways to begin welcoming immigrants in the midst of our busy lives by simply welcoming them into our lives.
This book is for you if you've ever had a desire to reach out across the cultural divide but weren't sure how to get started.
Reading Hebrews Missiologically: The Missionary Motive, Message, and Methods of Hebrews
The discussion on the theology of mission in the New Testament usually focuses on Jesus and Paul, with minimal attention given to the General Epistles. However, Reading Hebrews Missiologically tries to fill that gap and focuses on the theology of mission in the book of Hebrews and fleshes out the unique contribution it has to the discussion of a New Testament theology of mission. The twelve contributors—from various theological, geographical, and missiological contexts—explore the missionary motive, the missionary message, and the missionary method of the Epistle to the Hebrews.
My contribution to this book is the chapter entitled "Hope as an Anchor: The Missional Message of the Pilgrim People of God."
Diaspora Missiology: Reflections on Reaching the Scattered Peoples of the World
For many years, cross-cultural missions were directed to people in the countries of their birth, generally in Majority World areas. Foreigners present among or around the intended focus of ministry were not viewed as part of mission ministry. Diaspora missions focus on these peoples, who are now actually and virtually in more accessible places. This book will help you understand the dynamics behind this accelerated movement of peoples from one region to another, biblical principles and precedents that guide ministry today, the application of social and communication studies, and actual cases of ministry to and with diaspora peoples.
My contribution to this book is the chapter entitled "The Ethiopian Diaspora: Ethiopian Immigrants as Cross-Cultural Missionaries Activating the Diaspora for Great Commission Impact."
Crossing Barriers for the Great Commission: An Ethiopian Perspective
"I am extremely happy to see such a [book] focused on cross-cultural mission. I am thankful for the vision, commitment...and dedication of these authors, who took the initiative to produce this material. For me, this is the first...comprehensive document written on mission in the Ethiopian context.... I encourage all the evangelical church leaders, pastors, evangelists and lay ministers [to read this book]. Also I recommend [it] for Bible schools, seminaries and missionary training schools to enrich their training program and help those under them to be mission minded and mission practitioners."
(Dr. Desta Langena Letta, Founder and International Director for AIPM)
I co-edited this book and contributed the chapter entitled "Preparing Ethiopians for Cross-Cultural Ministry: Maximizing Missionary Training for Great Commission Impact," which was based on my MA Thesis of the same title.