An Orthodox Journal of Cross-Cultural Theology, Dialogue and Mission

Ecclesial Futures, 1 (2020). Edited by Nigel Rooms and Steve Taylor

Review by Dr Alison Kolosova
DOI: 10.57577/1-22A29
Salt: Crossroads of Religion and Culture: 1 (2022): 354-357
Keywords: Missiology, World Christianity, Modern History, Missiology Journal, IAMS, Ecumenical Theology Orthodox Diaspora, Orthodoxy in Europe

Salt is not the only new journal encouraging original and thought-provoking reflection on the Church’s missionary calling and identity in the contemporary world. June 2020 saw the first issue of Ecclesial Futures, an international, ecumenical journal which has emerged out of the IAMS[1] Study Group “Local Christian Communities in Mission,” and an international conference entitled ”Researching Missional Congregations.” As the titles suggest, the journal focuses on the future of local Christian communities as they seek to be faithful witnesses to Christ in their particular context. It aims to address issues such as why some communities flourish while others dwindle and die, how churches can experiment and be transformed to participate in and embody the mission of God in their locality, and the kind of leadership and theological education needed for contextually relevant Christian witness.

[1]        International Association for Mission Studies.