Saturday, October 12, 2013

“Bridging the Divide” Website

Bridging the Divide Network

Who are we? We are a diverse network of followers of Jesus, committed to bringing the gospel to the Muslim world and engaging in useful interaction with others of similar desire and commitment, to increase biblical and effective proclamation of and obedience to the gospel.

Most of us have many years of experience in living and working among Muslims, and could be described as “scholar-practitioners.” Though many of us have positions of leadership and influence in a mission agency, church or other organization, we do not represent our various organizations in BtD. We interact as children of our heavenly Father, wrestling together to see His glory made known maximally among the Muslims of the world.

The BtD Network is led by a Facilitation Team, currently consisting of twelve leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, ministries and convictions.

See the core documents and BtD articles.


BarabbasFreed said...

I think the understanding of patron/client relationships are incredibly important when trying to share the Gospel (Jesus is Lord) in most Muslim contexts. I have published on this and below are 3 similar articles that I've written. I hope these are useful for your readers.

Edwards C. (2010) 'Believing Without Belonging' Norwegian Journal of Missiology Nr.3-4 195-210

Edwards C. (2013) 'Patronage, Salvation, and Being Joined with Jesus: Socio-anthropological Insights from South Asia' in Greenlee ed. Longing For Community: Church, Ummah, or Somewhere in Between? Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library.

Johnson C. (2008) 'One Under Our Father?: A socio-anthropological approach to patronage, reconciliation and salvation in the South Asian Islamic setting.' St Francis Magazine Nr. 3 Vol. IV,%20reconciliation%20and%20salvation%20in%20south%20asian%20islam.pdf

Warrick Farah said...

I love your stuff and think it is really important. Can you repost your comment on the post: A Patron – Client View of the Gospel (Part 4 in the “How are Muslims coming to Christ?” Series)?