Nan Tien Temple (Wollongong) teaching

The webiste for the Nan Tien Buddhist temple in Wollongong contains much information about Buddhism. This temple is part of the Fo Guang Shan Chinese Buddhist order, whose headquarters are in Taiwan. It teaches what it calls a form of “humanistic Buddhism”, but much of the information on their site applies to Buddhism in general. Some of the teaching can be found at http://www.nantien.org.au/en/buddhism/knowledge-buddhism Visitors to the temple in Wollongong can also collect plenty of free booklets.

The Spirit of Hinduism: A Christian Perspective on Hindu Life and Thought

This book by David Burnett is a very helpful coverage of many aspects of what Hindus believe. Some sections are fairly challenging, but are still worthwhile reading. It also deals with some more modern Hinduism-based groups, and is full of useful references. Available from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com.au/Spirit-Hinduism-Christian-Perspective-Thought/dp/1854247395/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533258329&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Spirit+of+Hinduism

Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission

Language the resource is written in: English

Audience for whom the resource is intended: Christian workers, ESL teachers

Focus group: Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Format: Book, e-book

Description: More than ever, North America is being flooded by people from all around the world, many of them here illegally. How should the church respond to these sojourners among us? In Strangers Next Door professor of evangelism and church planting J. D. Payne introduces the phenomenon of migrations of peoples to Western nations and explores how the church should respond in light of the mission of God. As we understand and embrace the fact that the least-reached people groups now reside in (and continue to migrate to) Western countries, churches have unprecedented opportunities to freely share the gospel with them. This book includes practical guidelines for doing crosscultural missions and developing a global strategy of mission. It also highlights examples of churches and organisations attempting to reach, partner with, and send migrants to minister to their people. Discover how you can reach out to the strangers next door by welcoming them into God’s family.

Author: J. D. Payne

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Year of publication: 2,012

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Where obtained: Book Depository, Kindle

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Comments: Focus is on North America, but still relevant to Australia. Very easy to read.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/strangers_next_door

Changing Lanes, Crossing Cultures. Equipping Christians and churches for ministry in a culturally diverse society

Language the resource is written in: English

Audience for whom the resource is intended: Christian workers, ESL teachers, mature Christians, trainers

Focus group: Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Format: Book

Description: This is a practical guide to cross-cultural ministry, aimed at aiding Christians as they undertake the crucial, challenging but very rewarding process of interacting across cultures. It’s written so that a person can pick it up and read it, or small groups can study it together over six sessions.

Author: Andrew P Schachtel, Choon-Hwa Lim and Michael K Wilson

Publisher: Great Western Press

Year of publication: 2,016

Price: AUS$18 plus postage

Where obtained: Interserve Australia, online (see below) or by phoning 1800 067 100

Web address, where appropriate: http://www.interserve.org.au/learn/resources/books/changing-lanes

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Gideon Bible app

Language the resource is written in: Other

Audience for whom the resource is intended: Christian workers, mature Christians, new Christians, non-Christians

Focus group: Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Format: Mobile app

Description: A great reading or witnessing tool featuring the Bible in a multitude of languages, plus the Helps from The Gideons. This app will display or speak the Bible in many languages.

Author: The Gideons International

Publisher: Faith Comes by Hearing

Year of publication: 2,016

Price: Free

Where obtained: Android Play Store or Apple App Store

Web address, where appropriate: http://gideons.bible.is/

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TB ministry

Language the resource is written in: English

Audience for whom the resource is intended: Christian workers, ESL teachers, mature Christians, trainers

Focus group: Buddhist

Format: Book

Description: This is a wonderful resource

Author: Fred Dobson

Publisher: Knopf

Year of publication: 2,014

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Singular Truth in a Plural World

Author: Michael K. Wilson

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Year of Publication: 0

Format: book

Description: Subtitle: Biblical and Theological Foundations for Multicultural Ministry

Audience(s): Christian workers, mature Christians, ESL teachers, Trainers

Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Anglicare NSW?

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Comment: Covers a range of themes related to cross-cultural ministry and mission. Section headings: A Biblical Theology of Cross-Cultural Ministry; The Bible and Culture; Ethnic and Religious Pluralism; The Abrahamic Promises and the Great Commission; Biblical Perspectives for Cross-Cultural Ministry

submitted by: Meryl Gemo, Centre for Multicultural Ministry, Uniting Church SA

ESL Curriculum based on “The Hope” video

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Publisher: The Hope

Price: Free to download

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Format: book

Description: This is a comprehensive ESL curriculum based on the well-known ‘The Hope’ evangelistic video. It has materials for three levels of English learners. It’s in English, Mandarin and Indonesian.

Audience(s): Christian workers, ESL students, ESL teachers, mature Christians, non-Christians, Trainers

Language(s): Chinese, English, Indonesian

Where Obtained: Version 1.3 of this resource can be downloaded for free from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30866669/TheHopeESL_version3Download.zip Please note that it is an 800MB download!

It can also be obtained as a physical DVD by emailing Faye Hodgson at

thehopeESL@ccca.org.au

Web Address: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30866669/TheHopeESL_version3Download.zip

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Cross-cultural Communication Seminars at HPC

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Year of Publication: 2010

Format: video

Description: This is a series of videos of seminars given at Hurstville Presbyterian Church in Sydney in 2010. They cover five aspects of cross-cultural ministry, including what a Multi-ethnic church looks like, who the people around you are, developing genuine friendships with migrants, telling the story of Jesus cross-culturally and barriers to developing a healthy multi-ethnic ministry.

Audience(s): Trainers, mature Christians, ESL teachers, Christian workers

Animist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Online videos

Web Address: www.cccseminarsathpc.wordpress.com/

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Comment: Each seminar is given by a cross-cultural ministry practitioner, and focuses on practical aspects of ministry.

I Dared to Call Him Father

Author: Sheikh, Bilquis, with Schneider, Richard

Publisher: Kingsway

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Year of Publication: 1978

Format: book

Description: This is not a recent book, but is recommended. It tells the true story of a prominent Pakistani woman whose husband left her. She turned to the pages of the Bible, and her life was turned around.

Audience(s): non-Christians, mature Christians, Christian workers, Trainers

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Koorong Books

Web Address: www.koorong.com

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