Encounters was established in 2004 and over that period has produced expert insight into missional issues worldwide. Browse this page to explore the Encounters back-catalogue, or use the search bar opposite to comb the site for the subjects you wish to explore.
Hospitality and Mission. Issue 47 – Summer 2017
Encounters relaunches with a vibrant look at the interplay between mission activity and hospitality of all kinds.
From the Bookshelf to the Classroom and Beyond. Issue 46 – September 2013
This edition of Encounters is dedicated to book reviews by members of the faculty of Redcliffe College.
A Many Colour Vision of Hope. Issue 45 – July 2013
This edition looks at the topic of sharing the Gospel of Christ in innovative ways from three different angles.
Reading the Bible with the Global Church. Issue 44 – March 2013
This edition looks at the topic of Reading the bible from the perspective of various countries around the world.
More New Voices in Mission. Issue 43 – December 2012
Each of the four articles published below represent the fruit of some excellent thinking and research by postgraduate students at Redcliffe College.
Christian Perspectives on Water – local and global challenges in times of scarcity and plenty. Issue 42 – October 2012
This edition focuses on the topic of water and considers missional responses in different water-stressed parts of the world.
Sport and Mission. Issue 41 – July 2012
This issue of Encounters focuses on the theme of Sport.
De-mything Economic Well-being; Biblical and Theological Responses to Economic Injustice. Issue 40 – April 2012
Exploring issues of economic (in)justice and provides Christian responses in a variety of contexts.
Global Leadership in an age of unknowing. Issue 39 – January 2012
Exploring the issue of toxic leadership and two evaluation tools that help in understanding an organisations culture.
The Place of Animals in the Purposes of God. Issue 38 – September 11
Based on Dr Rob Cook’s ‘2011 Redcliffe Lecture in World Christianity’: The Place of Animals in the Purposes of God’.
Energising the Future – Challenge and Change. Issue 37 – June 11
Information on contemporary energy issues and the challenge of safeguarding a sustainable future.
Faith in Europe. Issue 36 – March 11
Considering the role of Christians and the church in relation to Europe’s Political Leaders.
Justice and Mission. Issue 35 – December 10
A number of topics which highlight the central role of justice in contemporary mission.
Resourcing Asian Mission Movements. Issue 34 – September 10
Papers from the 2010 Asian Mission consultation
The Psalms and Mission. Issue 33 – June 10
Prof Gordon Wenham’s lecture on The Nations in the Psalms with various related articles.
Christianity and World Religions – Is there a relationship between our theology and practice? Issue 32 – March 10
Technology and Mission. Issue 31 – December 09
Asian Mission Movements: Competition or Collaboration? Issue 30 – September 09
Papers from the second Asian Mission consultation.
The Bible and Mission. Issue 29 – June 09
Chris Wright’s lecture on ‘The Bible and Mission’ and responses from around the globe.
Mission and the Environment in a Finite World. Issue 28 – March 09
Papers from the recent Redcliffe College/JRI Environment Day.
New Voices in Mission. Issue 27 – December 08
Features articles from young missiologists.
Something to Think About. Issue 26 – October 08
Issue 26 examines issues and trends in mission today.
Mission Reading. Issue 25 – August 08
Issue 25 seeks to inform and inspire your summer reading.
Partnership Issues in Asian Mission. Issue 24 – June 08
Papers from the recent ‘Growing Asian Mission Movements’ conference.
Emerging Church – part two. Issue 23 – April 08
Issue 23 continues the conversation on emerging church and mission.
Emerging Church – part one. Issue 22 – February 08
Issue 22 begins a conversation on emerging church and mission.
In the Eye of the Storm. Issue 21 – December 07
Issue 21 deals with how the Church can move forward with confidence.
Mission and Migration. Issue 20 – October 07
Issue 20 deals with one of the really big issues in mission today: migration.
Book your Summer Holidays Now. Issue 19 – August 07
Suggestions and reflections for your Summer reading…
Soul to Soul: Christian Mission and the Future of Europe. Issue 18 – June 07
Darrell Jackson tackles the European question…
Mission and the Old Testament. Issue 17 – April 07
What is the relationship between ancient Hebrew texts and the mission of the church in the 21st century?
Crucial Issues Facing Asian Mission. Issue 16 – February 07
Asia comprises over 60% of the world’s 6 Billion people, with China and India representing over 2.3 Billion people…
Expectations in Mission. Issue 15 – December 06
What are the hopes and fears of twenty-first-century missionaries in training? Essential reading for anyone involved in mission, as senders, goers or supporters.
Does Development Work? Issue 14 – October 06
The question mission people forgot to ask!
Islam, Christianity and Modernity. Issue 13 – August 06
How do we, as those concerned about the mission of the church in today’s world, see the complex phenomenon of Islam?
Forgotten, Unique, Godless, Christian, post-Christian… Issue 12 – June 06
Making sense of Europe and its unique challenges for mission preparation…
Southern Comfort in a Third Space. Issue 11 – April 06
Can the South save the West (or is this the wrong question)? Dr Jonathan Ingleby investigates…
Learning from Latin America. Issue 10 – February 06
A look at regional studies, cultural issues, church growth, missional trends and partnerships.
The health of the global church. Issue 9 – December 05
Rose Dowsett asks whether we’ve got lost in bean counting and forgotten the principles of gardening.
Looking over the Precipice. Issue 8 – October 05
It’s time that we took the environment seriously. Care for God’s creation is part of our call to mission!
Re-evangelising Europe. Issue 7 – August 05
Does the evangelisation of Europe require more of what we’ve done before or do we need a new approach?
Rethinking European Mission. Issue 6 – June 05
Can mission find a unique and unified voice where politicians have failed?
‘Islamic Terrorism’ and the Palestine-Israel Conflict. Issue 5 – April 05
Rev Colin Chapman explores how we should respond as Christians…
The Asian Wave. Issue 4 – Feb 05
An in-depth look at the missiological and theological issues raised by the recent tsunami disaster…
Internationalising mission in the light of globalisation. Issue 3 – December 04
Guest Editor Peter Nicoll (Operation Mobilisation) takes a closer look…
The toxic mission organisation. Issue 2 – October 04
Rob Hay explores mission agency practices and their relationship to retention…
A ‘people groups’ strategy for mission. Issue 1 – August 04
Jonathan Ingleby suggests that the people group strategy is past its sell-by-date…