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Forthcoming books:
  • Building Community Through Hospitality: Insights from Ethiopia for the American Loneliness Epidemic (Pickwick, 2024)
  • Reading 1 Peter Missiologically: The Missionary Motive, Message, and Methods of 1 Peter (WCP, 2024, co-edited with Edward L. Smither and Abeneazer G. Urga)
  • Reading James Missiologically: The Missionary Motive, Message, and Methods of James (WCP, 2024, co-edited with Edward L. Smither and Abeneazer G. Urga)
Published books:
Mission in Praise, Word, and Deed: Reflections on the Past and Future of Global Mission (co-edited with Edward L. Smither)
 
As we ponder best mission practices, it's wise to hear from global practitioners--those who have been at it for a long time. This book represents the diversity of the global church. They are men and women from Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe who have served or presently serve in places across the world. These contributors share the conviction that the future of missions involves a growing global church and missionary workforce joining hands to complete the Great Commission amid severe opposition and disruption.
 
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

My contribution to this book is the chapter entitled "Hope as an Anchor: The Missional Message of the Pilgrim People of God."

 

 

Communication in Mission: Global Opportunities and Strategies [EMS #30] 

 

My contribution to this book is the chapter entitled "Faithful Fundraising: Communicating Needs without Sacrificing Dignity or Short-Circuiting Discipleship."

 

 

Diaspora Missiology: Reflections on Reaching the Scattered Peoples of the World [EMS #25]

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."

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Articles

"Lives that Welcome: How a Non-Western Understanding of Hospitality Can Revitalize the American Church's Fellowship and Outreach" in Journal of the Evangelical Missiological Society 

"Time and Eternity" on Faith in Business

"Loving the Stranger" on Border Perspective Blog

"Overcoming Fear of Terrorist Attacks" on the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies website

"Hope for San Diego's Work Among Refugees and Immigrants" in byFaith Magazine

"Westminster PCA: Flourishing By Helping Refugees to Thrive" on Westminster PCA's website

"When Your Extended Family is Made Up of 101 Million People" on A Life Overseas Blog

"No More Strangers" on Scraping Raisins Blog

Several articles on crosswalk.com

Several articles on biblestudytools.com

YouTube

 

Loving the Stranger's YouTube channel

 

Mission Amid Global Crises: Immigration (Columbia International University class)

 

Podcasts

 

"Greeting God's Guests Through Ethiopian Hospitality" on Refugees: What You Don't Hear On The News

 

"Jessica Udall - Welcoming in the Name of Jesus" on Dan Barry Podcast

Book Reviews

The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life by Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements for Themelios

Trauma, Flight, and Migration: Psychoanalytic Perspectives edited by Vivienne Elton, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Gertraud Schlesinger-Kipp, and Vivian B. Pender for Journal of the Evangelical Missiological Society

Challenging Western Christians and Their Neighbors: Be Participants in the Mission of Jesus at Home and Abroad by Steven Paas for Evangelical Review of Theology.

Mission as Hospitality: Imitating the Hospitable God in Mission by Edward L. Smither for the Journal of the Evangelical Missiological Society

Peoples on the Move: Community Research for Ministry and Missions by Anthony F. Casey for The Occasional Bulletin of EMS

Religion and Migration: Negotiating Hospitality, Agency, and Vulnerability by Andrea Bieler, et al, for Themelios

Trauma and Coping Mechanisms Among Assembles of God World Missionaries: Towards a Biblical Theory of Well-Being by Valerie A. Rance for Themelios

Eat What Is Set Before You by Scott Hagley for International Bulletin of Missionary Research (print)

No Longer Strangers: Transforming Evangelism with Immigrant Communities edited by Eugene Cho and Samira Izadi Page for Books At a Glance

The God Who Sees by Karen Gonzalez for Border Perspective Blog

A Better Country by Cindy Wu for Border Perspective Blog

There Goes the Neighborhood by Ali Noorani for Border Perspective Blog

Assimilate or Go Home by D.L. Mayfield for Border Perspective Blog

When You Can't Go Home by Karisa Keasey on Loving the Stranger Blog

The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri on Loving the Stranger Blog

Invited by Leslie Verner on Loving the Stranger Blog

Who Is My Neighbor? by Phillip and Kandace Connor on Loving the Stranger Blog

A Place to Land by Kate Motaung on Loving the Stranger Blog

You Welcomed Me by Kent Annan on Loving the Stranger Blog

Strangers Next Door by J.D. Payne on Loving the Stranger Blog

Once We Were Strangers by Shawn Smucker on Loving the Stranger Blog

The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin on Loving the Stranger Blog

Intercultural Discipleship by W. Jay Moon on Loving the Stranger Blog

Welcoming the Stranger by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang on Loving the Stranger Blog

Mending the Divides by Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart on Loving the Stranger Blog

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield on Loving the Stranger Blog

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue on Loving the Stranger Blog

Immigration by Dale Hanson Bourke on Loving the Stranger Blog

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid on Loving the Stranger Blog

The Bonhoeffer of Africa by Abeneazer Gezahegn Urga on Loving the Stranger Blog

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid on Loving the Stranger Blog

Interviews

Interview on Faith and Forced Migration Blog

Blog

Loving the Stranger Blog

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