Er norsk misjon fortsatt liv laga? : norsk misjonsengasjement og vegen vidare
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionNorsk tidsskrift for misjonsvitenskap. 2014, 68 (4), 217-234.
In this article I try to reflect on the status of Norwegian missionary activity. The background of the reflections is a significant fall in the number of foreign missionaries from Norway. I argue that these changes do not signify the end of Norwegian participation in the world of global mission. But I suggest that we are facing substantial changes in the way we do our part. In the first part of the article I draw attention to what one may call different mission paradigms that we can detect through the history of the Christian church. In the second part of the article I try to apply insights from these paradigms on our current situation, and suggest that the way forward lies in combining a will to continuity with an ability to accept change not as a threat but as a modus vivendi.