Roger Dixon

Roger Dixon has been directly or vicariously in some way involved in cross-cultural church planting for nearly 50 years. He and his wife lived in Indonesia for over 30 years and raised 3 children while working among the Sundanese Muslim peoples. Roger has achieved a MDiv at Drew University, a Th.M at Fuller School of World Mission and a Ph.D at Biola School of Intercultural Studies. He was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1963.
When C4 is not Biblical in Many Respects

When C4 is not Biblical in Many Respects

On April 30, 2011, I received an e-mail asking me about my conviction that C4 alters the Gospel message. Generally, C4 (so-called in the C1-C6 Spectrum) has been the boundary that many evangelicals feel is as accommodating to Islamic theology and culture as one should...

THE ADAM SIMNOWITZ CASE: ABOUT HARMING THE DEBATE

THE ADAM SIMNOWITZ CASE: ABOUT HARMING THE DEBATE

Introduction In September 2016, the Rev. Adam Simnowitz was banned from attending the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) annual conference in Dallas, TX. The reason given by Dr. Priest who was the president of EMS was that Simnowitz had violated widely shared...

ENGINES OF CATECHISM

ENGINES OF CATECHISM

  Some groups that are planting churches are neglecting catechism. This is true in churches where baptisms are performed before candidates understand what baptism means. It is common also in missionary work where various methods of teaching allow members to...

“Why Should I as a Missionary  Care About This Thesis?”

“Why Should I as a Missionary Care About This Thesis?”

  Introduction Back in the early 60s, when I was in seminary, the name of Eugene Nida was honored as a pioneer in the area of Bible translation. At that time, no one seemed to identify the weaknesses in Nida's theories and in their implementation in the field of...

The Nature of Biblical Missiology

Cross-cultural church planting requires a lot of theological thinking. Our own theology has to be clear, and as we interact with other cultures, many new ideas and world views are brought to our attention. We struggle with how the gospel can answer the spiritual...

The Catechism, Biblical Worldview and Islam

The Catechism, Biblical Worldview and Islam

Introduction Christian catechism and biblical worldview are related to Islamic theology though largely in a negative way. The theoretical categories such as God, man, sin, and salvation appear to be similar to those of Islam but the content is vastly different. Not...

Kingdom Circles, the Kingdom, and the Church

Kingdom Circles, the Kingdom, and the Church

Introduction The use of a diagram called Kingdom Circles is a fairly recent phenomenon used by some to explain how people can move into the Kingdom of God without changing their religious affiliation. According to this imaginative proposal, anyone who is a Muslim,...

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