The December 2012 issue of St Francis Magazine is now out. Slimmer than some previous volumes, but still with some good material:
through the eyes of Jesus in Luke 5:1-11 and holistic evangelism for
the 21st century: Towards life, justice and equality… but not as we know
it, by John Baxter-Brown
Translating ‘Son of God’: insights from the early church, by Donald Fairbairn
How does Christianity ‘subversively fulfil’ Islam? by Chris Flint
The failure of multiculturalism: a review of Londonistan: How Briatin has created a terror state within, by Melanie Phillips, reviewed by Tony Foreman
Forming missionaries in Jordan: an interview with a former Anglican missionary to the Hashemite Kingdom, by Duane Alexander Miller
I am especially interested in Tony Foreman's review of Londonistan.
I have spent time in London from time to time and feel that the future
of the West is in many represented in fast forward and in miniature (if
you can call London a miniature). Also, Fairbairn's article on 'Son of
God' looks interesting. I am not in the area of translation myself, but I
know full well how important this issue is for everyone involved
(including Arab Christians who on the whole do NOT want the term 'Son of
God' translated out of the NT).
Anyway, check out the material, and let me know what you think.