St Francis Magazine is a publication of Arab Vision and Interserve. Both organizations are committed to witnessing to Jesus Christ in the Arab World.
St Francis Magazine aims to strengthen the Christian witness in the Arab World. The magazine does this by the articles we publish here, through studies, and by offering applied training on matters related to the Christian apostolate in the Arab World.
In missiology much can be debated, and that is what we like to stimulate with St Francis Magazine. However, we have some solid parameters. Central for us is our commitment to the triune God as revealed in the Christian Scriptures and ultimately in his Son Jesus Christ. We adhere to the historic faith as expressed by the Ecumenical Councils of the early Church.
We also hold that good missiology can never be separated from good ecclesiology. As Jesus Christ expresses Himself through His Body, the Church, those who proclaim Him can never do so in an individualist manner, but only in communion with the Church.
In the year ahead we will create formal guidelines for the articles we sollicit; however, we will ensure that a broad spectrum of opinions on the 'hot' missiological issues, will always be presented here to you. Yes, we do have our own opinions on many matters, but we also believe in the shared wisdom of the whole Church and whole mission community; so let's continue to read, and talk, and disagree on some things, and agree on the one thing: The Gospel of Jesus Christ (as historically understood) must be presented to Arab Muslims so that they have a real chance to become followers of Jesus Christ.
Visit the website for info and for issues of the magazine. http://www.stfrancismagazine.info/ja/
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
That was an interesting year, 2011, was it not? And what we will see happen in 2012 in the Arab World? God only knows.
But we, who work in serving our Lord Jesus Christ in the Arab World are not troubled too much: we will not be moved. Did our Lord ever promise that serving him in mission would be easy?
The December issue of SFM contains a variety of articles than may help you in your ministry in the Muslim world; and if you are interested to share with the wider world what you have learned in ministering to Muslim, please feel free to submit your articles or ideas for articles to us
May our Lord Christ bless you in the new year.