the Gospel and Our Culture - encouraging the encounter

March 1, 1996
Vol. 8, No. 1
  • "Confident Witness" Conference Report (by George R. Hunsberger).
  • Gospel and Cultures--A Global Conversation.
  • One of Us? by David Landegent.
  • Blood Ties, by Thomas Boogaart.
  • Two Consultations Announced.
December 1, 1995
Vol. 7, No. 4
  • A Time for Healing, by Bob Lupton.
  • A Missional Vision of Church for North America: A Research Project of the Network, by Darrell L. Guder.
  • Shaping the Predicted Future, by Kristin Ofstad.
  • The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield: A Response, by Alan Reynolds.
  • Work Group Meeting Report.
  • Networkings.
September 1, 1995
Vol. 7, No. 3
  • A Cancerous Individualism, by Shanta Premawardhana.
  • Signs of the Future, by Alan J. Roxburgh.
  • "Confident Witness": Notes on the Conference.
  • A Christian Society? by Alden Hathaway.
  • Reaching for a New Vision: Missionary Congregation, Missionary Pastor, by Thomas S. Glenn.
  • BOOK REVIEW: Believers in Business, by Laura Nash, reviewed by Pete Hammond.
  • Networkings.
June 1, 1995
Vol. 7, Nos. 1 & 2
  • Notes From the Coordinator, by George R. Hunsberger.
  • A Light to the Nations, by Sayuri Kist-Okazaki.
  • Fidelity to the Gospel in Our Multi Ethnic Future: Excerpts from the Atlanta Consultation
  • Sharing our Faith with Japanese Neighbors, by Stan Inouye.
  • Journey of Being Continuously Transformed: An Asian American Story, by KilSang Yoon.
  • An African American Reflection on Fidelity to the Gospel, by Marsha Snulligan Haney.
  • The Mexican American Search for Identity, by Daniel Sanchez.
  • Fidelity to Our Gospel for Hispanic Americans, by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier.
  • Modernity's Program of Representation Versus the Postmodern Acceptance of Diversity, by Craig Van Gelder.
  • BOOK REVIEW: Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native Americqan Cultural Genocide, by George E. Tinker, reviewed by George H. Montanari.
  • Networkings.
  • Christian Mission and Modern Culture Series.
December 1, 1994
Vol. 6, No. 4
  • Atlanta 95 Update, by George R. Hunsberger.
  • The Gospel in Postmodern Times: A Shift in Perspective, by Jimmy Long.
  • Falling Into the Earth: Reflections on John 12: 20-26, by Thomas Boogaart.
  • A Pastoral Conversation with Welcoming the Stranger by Patrick Keifert, by Kay B. Huggins.
  • Have You Ever Been X-Perienced? by Jim Anderson.
September 1, 1994
Vol. 6, No. 3
  • De-Ideologizing the Gospel, by Craig Van Gelder.
  • The Democratic Policing of Christianity: A Sermon for July 3, 1994, by George Ervin Crain.
  • Cultural Coding and ecclesial Re-Coding in the Young (Part II), by Michael Warren.
  • GOCN Enters Cyberspace! by James V. Brownson.
  • Agenda Shaped for Atlanta 95.
  • BOOK REVIEWS: The Signs of Our Time: The Secret Meanings of Everyday Life, by Jack Solomon, reviewed by Joey Earl Horstman. Families at the Crossroads: Beyond Traditional & Modern Options, by Rodney Clapp, reviewed by Walter C. Hobbs.
  • Networkings.
June 5, 1994
Vol. 6, No. 2
  • Cultural Coding and Ecclesial Re-coding in the Young, by Michael Warren.
  • Atlanta '95: The Next GOCN Consultation, by George R. Hunsberger.
  • Religion, Culture: You Can't Have One Without the Other, by Robert L. Friedly.
  • Toward a Spirituality of the Workplace, by George D. Beukema.
  • Theological Foundations for Church Transformation: A Select Bibliography, by Inagrace T. Dietterich.
  • BOOK REVIEW: Race Matters, by Cornell West, reviewed by Richard L. Richter.
March 1, 1994
Vol. 6, No. 1
  • Grant Enables GOCN Initiatives.
  • Transformation: Changing the Essence of the Church, by Inagrace T. Dietterich.
  • Cultural Diversity: Barrier or Resource, by Dan Devadatta.
  • Announcing a Major Symposium.
  • Networking.
  • Work Group Agendas (3), by the Church Work Group.


December 1, 1993
Vol. 5, No. 4
  • The Church's Public Ministry in her Babylonian Captivity, by Reinhard Hutter.
  • The 1994 Consultation.
  • "Gospel and Western Culture": The Fall 1993 Issue of Insights, introduced by Jack L. Stotts.
  • BOOK REVIEW: The Secular Squeeze: Reclaiming Christian Depth in a Shallow World, by John F. Alexander, reviewed by Lee Wyatt.
  • The Gospel and "Asian Western Culture"? by the GOCN--UK.
  • WCC Study Program Begins.
  • Networkings.
  • Work Group Agendas (2), by the Culture Work Group.
September 1, 1993
Vol. 5, No. 3
  • Should Crossroads Become a Black and White Church? by Paul Tokunaga.
  • The Conquest Conception of Mission, by Alan Reynolds.
  • Vision in Mission, by Sharon Dawn Johnson.
  • BOOK REVIEWS: Communications and Cultural Analysis: A Religious View, by Michael Warren, reviewed by George Brown, Jr.; How to Reach Secular People, by George G. Hunter, III, reviewed by George Hunsberger.
  • Networkings.
  • Work Group Agendas (I), by the Theology Work Group
June 1, 1993
Vol. 5, No. 2
  • Doing Theology in North America: A Counter-Cultural Model? by Stephen Bevans, SVD.
  • Discerning the Gospel in a Pluralist Society, by Charles C. West.
  • A Fristhand Experience of the Gospel & Our Culture Networking, by Pete Vander Beek.
  • Comments from A Non-Western Viewpoint, by Shin Chiba.
  • BOOK REVIEWS: Christ, Justice and Peace: Toward a Theology of the State, by Eberhard Jungel, reviewed by Michael Jinkins; Helping Teenagers Grow Morally: A Guide for Adults, by C. Ellis Nelson, reviewed by George Brown, Jr.; American Evangelicals and the Mass Media, ed. by Queentin J. Schultze and Televangelism and American Culture, by Quentin J. Schultze, reviewed by Peter M. Paulsen.
  • The Witness of Nonconformity, by Paulos Mar Gregorios.
March 1, 1993
Vol. 5, No. 1
  • Thankful For or Thankful To?, by George Ervin Crain.
  • Hawking, Barrow, and Davies on the Mind of God: A Review Article, by Christopher B. Kaiser.
  • Newbigin: Modernism and the Roots of Disbelief, Notes from a Regent College Symposium.
  • BOOK REVIEW: The Once and Future Church, by Loren B. Mead, reviewed by John R. "Pete" Hendrick.
  • Contending with "the Powers" in the City, by Sally Schreiner.
  • Book Notes.
  • Networkings.
December 1, 1992
Vol. 4, No. 3
  • "The Gospel as Public Truth"--The Swanwick Consultation: Some Personal Reflections, by Howard Van Till.  The View from Western Canada, by Alan Reynolds.  British and American Comparisons, by George R. Hunsberger.
  • BOOK REVIEW: Weaving the New Creation, by James Fowler, reviewed by George Brown, Jr.
  • Networkings
  • Recent Books Serve the GOCN Agenda
  • GOCN Working Groups Under Way
  • A Great Commission in a Post-Modern Age, by Stephen Eyre.
June 1, 1992
Vol. 4, No. 2
  • Consultation Report, by George R. Hunsberger.
  • Notes to Colleagues on the GOCN Consultation, by Charles C. West.
  • Excerpts from the Presentations and Responses, by Craig Van Gelder (response by Bryant Myers); by Paul Hiebert (response by Dan Devadatta); by Lamin Sanneh (response by James V. Brownson); and by George R. Hunsberger (response by Harold Percy).
  • Culture Section Report, by Craig Van Gelder.
  • Gospel Section Report, by Scott Young.
  • Church Section Report, by John R. "Pete" Hendrick.
  • Network Plans, by George R. Hunsberger.
  • From the Mailbag, letter from Allan Janssen.
  • Notes from the British Gospel and Our Culture Programme, by the GOCN-UK.
January 1, 1992
Vol. 4, No.1
  • Postmodernism as an Emerging World View, by Craig Van Gelder.
  • An Interdisciplinary Approach In Canada, by Alan Reynolds.
  • From the Mailbag, letters from Stanley Hauerwas, Rodney Clapp, Charles H. Long, and Robbie F. Castleman.
  • A Meditation on Mercy, by James V. Brownson.
  • The Gospel as Public Truth, by The Gospel and Our Culture—UK.