Global Missiology English, Vol 3, No 15 (2018)

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Editorial - by Jim Harries and J. Nelson Jennings

Jim Harries - Alliance for Vulnerable Mission - jimoharries@gmail.com, J. Nelson Jennings - Onnuri Community Church: Mission Pastor, Consultant, Int'l Liaison; GM-E Editor

Abstract


We human beings know the Creator-Redeemer of the Bible as אֱלֹהִ֑ים, θεὸς, አምላክ, 하나님, God, 天主, Olodumare, 上帝, Thượng Đế, 神, Deus, and thousands of other designations. This Creator-Redeemer's servants include cross-cultural missionaries. As an attempt to emulate the servant-posture of Jesus himself, as well as a corrective to missions initiated out of strength and resourcefulness, "Vulnerable Mission" points toward cross-cultural service carried out in weakness, insufficiency, and vulnerability. This issue is devoted to this multifaceted theme of Vulnerable Mission.

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