The new edition of IJFM is now available, and in my opinion, it’s one of the best issues in a while. Read the two page editorial by Brad Gill for an introduction.
The “Naja Case Study” below is an example of an indigenously-led Jesus movement (PLEASE don’t think “insider” or C5) where the Bible is followed, ekklesia are formed, and most believers still identify in some sense as Muslims, but do not hold to foundational Islamic beliefs. They are still thought of as Muslims, but they also identify with the institutional church. This is the case study that we have been waiting for, and more analysis by Naja will be forthcoming. It will be important that additional research is conducted 5-10 years from now. We need more longitudinal studies, as movements and missiological phenomenon are always in dynamic transition. Where will this movement go?
Here is the issue line-up:
|From the Editor’s Desk||Brad Gill||107k|
|Living Out an “In |
Christ” Identity: Research and Reflections Related to Muslims
Who Have Come to Faith in Jesus Christ
|David Greenlee ||268k|
|Warrick Farah ||226k|
|Heart Allegiance and Negotiated Identity||Eric Adams ||198k|
|A Jesus Movement Among Muslims: Research from Eastern Africa||Ben Naja ||117k|
|Power and Pride: A Critical |
Contextual Approach to Hui Muslims in China
|Enoch Jinsik Kim ||301k|
|Book Reviews ||H. L. Richard, Duane Alexander Miller Botero ||325k|
|In Others' Words||IJFM Staff|| 75k|