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.
Encounters relaunches with a vibrant look at the interplay between mission activity and hospitality of all kinds.
This edition of Encounters is dedicated to book reviews by members of the faculty of Redcliffe College.
This edition looks at the topic of sharing the Gospel of Christ in innovative ways from three different angles.
This edition looks at the topic of Reading the bible from the perspective of various countries around the world.
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.
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.
Exploring the issue of toxic leadership and two evaluation tools that help in understanding an organisations culture.
Based on Dr Rob Cook’s ‘2011 Redcliffe Lecture in World Christianity’: The Place of Animals in the Purposes of God’.
Information on contemporary energy issues and the challenge of safeguarding a sustainable future.
Considering the role of Christians and the church in relation to Europe’s Political Leaders.
A number of topics which highlight the central role of justice in contemporary mission.
Papers from the 2010 Asian Mission consultation
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
Papers from the second Asian Mission consultation.
Chris Wright’s lecture on ‘The Bible and Mission’ and responses from around the globe.
Papers from the recent Redcliffe College/JRI Environment Day.
Features articles from young missiologists.
Issue 26 examines issues and trends in mission today.
Issue 25 seeks to inform and inspire your summer reading.
Papers from the recent ‘Growing Asian Mission Movements’ conference.
Issue 23 continues the conversation on emerging church and mission.
Issue 22 begins a conversation on emerging church and mission.
Issue 21 deals with how the Church can move forward with confidence.
Issue 20 deals with one of the really big issues in mission today: migration.
Suggestions and reflections for your Summer reading…
Darrell Jackson tackles the European question…
What is the relationship between ancient Hebrew texts and the mission of the church in the 21st century?
Asia comprises over 60% of the world’s 6 Billion people, with China and India representing over 2.3 Billion people…
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.
The question mission people forgot to ask!
How do we, as those concerned about the mission of the church in today’s world, see the complex phenomenon of Islam?
Making sense of Europe and its unique challenges for mission preparation…
Can the South save the West (or is this the wrong question)? Dr Jonathan Ingleby investigates…
A look at regional studies, cultural issues, church growth, missional trends and partnerships.
Rose Dowsett asks whether we’ve got lost in bean counting and forgotten the principles of gardening.
It’s time that we took the environment seriously. Care for God’s creation is part of our call to mission!
Does the evangelisation of Europe require more of what we’ve done before or do we need a new approach?
Can mission find a unique and unified voice where politicians have failed?
Rev Colin Chapman explores how we should respond as Christians…
An in-depth look at the missiological and theological issues raised by the recent tsunami disaster…
Guest Editor Peter Nicoll (Operation Mobilisation) takes a closer look…
Rob Hay explores mission agency practices and their relationship to retention…
Jonathan Ingleby suggests that the people group strategy is past its sell-by-date…