William Carey International Development Journal

William Carey International Development Journal WCIDJ is the quarterly online journal from William Carey International University, devoted to interdisciplinary research focused on the historical, cultural, and spiritual roots of human problems around the world.

The William Carey International Development Journal is a quarterly online journal from William Carey International University, devoted to interdisciplinary research focused on the historical, cultural, and spiritual roots of human problems around the world, as well as analysis and discussion of proposed solutions.

Today's WCIU Publications Update features a few excerpts from the forthcoming Theology of Disease book that is a joint p...
08/12/2020
WCIU Publications Update: Science, Theology, and Disease

Today's WCIU Publications Update features a few excerpts from the forthcoming Theology of Disease book that is a joint project of the Ralph D. Winter Research Center, the Roberta Winter Institute, and Health for All Nations.
https://mailchi.mp/bdccf54245b5/wciu-publications-update-science-theology-and-disease?e=3ccf8eaebb

Excerpts from the forthcoming book, All Creation Groans: Toward a Theology of Disease A joint project of the  Roberta Winter Institute, Ralph D. Winter Research Center, and Health for All Nations

This week's WCIU Publications Update features an article from the Roberta Winter Institute. https://mailchi.mp/c6aab8f6b...
07/14/2020
WCIU Publications Update, An Integrated Understanding

This week's WCIU Publications Update features an article from the Roberta Winter Institute.
https://mailchi.mp/c6aab8f6b0ff/wciu-publications-update-an-integrated-understanding?e=3ccf8eaebb

In his brief essay "Basic (Recent) Insights," Ralph Winter listed some of his early tentative observations as he sought an overall understanding of the story of life on this planet and the apparent contradictions to that development. He hoped this understanding would challenge the common perspective...

06/16/2020
Celebrating publication of The Cosmic Junta. See why Ralph Winter would have been pleased to see this book in print (and...
06/16/2020
Are the good works that glorify our Father important?

Celebrating publication of The Cosmic Junta. See why Ralph Winter would have been pleased to see this book in print (and on Kindle): https://mailchi.mp/0b82bc2e0ef7/are-the-good-works-that-glorify-our-father-important?e=3ccf8eaebb

From Ralph Winter's last Editorial Reflection in IJFM:  Some of the last comments Winter made in print point toward the rationale for the fiction book highlighted below: "It certainly is true that expanding the Church is terribly important and absolutely essential. But there is something in between...

This week's WCIU Publications Update features a summary of a podcast that talks about getting to the root of the social ...
06/10/2020
Black Bodies; White Bodies; Ephesians 2:14-18

This week's WCIU Publications Update features a summary of a podcast that talks about getting to the root of the social disease in America of white supremacy. The practice the trauma specialist describes works for alleviating ordinary stress as well as trauma. https://mailchi.mp/1d2ba455dc25/black-bodies-white-bodies-ephesians-214-18?e=3ccf8eaebb

What can WCIU constituents do about the social disease of white supremacy that has been tearing America apart from its founding?

I wrote this article a year ago. It still applies to degrading ways of talking about and treating immigrants, but now it...
05/26/2020
Analysis of the American Immigration Crisis and a Crisis in the First Epistle of John through the Lens of a Social Scientific Model — WCIUjournal

I wrote this article a year ago. It still applies to degrading ways of talking about and treating immigrants, but now it has a wider, more personal application. During this pandemic, some people are responding to restrictions and advice with anger, hate, and even violence, not to mention gathering unsafely and spreading COVID-19.

Ugly speech against people degrades them (in the speakers' thinking) to a "less human" category and can lead to justification for violence. This applies to the report today of a policeman killing a black man by kneeling on his neck. When a person categories a person of a different skin color as being less human than they are, violence to the point of murder even becomes "acceptable."

This paper explains a social science model called a "status degradation ritual" can result in decent-seeming people doing non-decent things if they aren't held accountable.
https://wciujournal.wciu.edu/social-justice/2019/11/6/analysis-of-the-american-immigration-crisis-and-a-crisis-in-the-first-epistle-of-john-through-the-lens-of-a-social-scientific-model

by Beth Snodderly First John 3:8: The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. Ralph Winter quoted this verse frequently in his last years. In my doctoral studies I explored this verse in great detail to discern what the original audience might have thought was included

More on COVID-19 in East Africa, where locusts are also complicating the situation in some areas. https://mailchi.mp/2e7...
04/28/2020
COVID-19 Analysis from an East African Perspective

More on COVID-19 in East Africa, where locusts are also complicating the situation in some areas. https://mailchi.mp/2e79f36a1652/covid-19-analysis-from-an-east-african-perspective?e=3ccf8eaebb

Confused and restrained reactions in Africa to the West around social distancing and isolation strategies for dealing with COVID-19 follow the same pattern as have responses to other Western interventions. For example, much of the way the global community has insisted on locking-down has (largely of...

This week's WCIU Publications Update includes a link to Health for All Nations, who are offering a process of diagnostic...
04/22/2020
Eradicating Causes of Disease (Winter excerpts)

This week's WCIU Publications Update includes a link to Health for All Nations, who are offering a process of diagnostic and action steps in Peer Consultations for organizations facing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://mailchi.mp/5b427359c53b/eradicating-causes-of-disease-winter-excerpts?e=3ccf8eaebb

Ralph WInter's writings about disease in his last years make important points that are relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing today. This post on the Ralph D. Winter Research Center website provides a number of excerpts from Winter's writings that I hope will challenge some WCIU constituen...

This week's WCIU Publications Update features a dilemma faced by a missionary in East Africa and "10 Commandments for Pa...
04/14/2020
WCIU Constituents' Responses to the Coronovirus Pandemic

This week's WCIU Publications Update features a dilemma faced by a missionary in East Africa and "10 Commandments for Pastors" that have some Scriptural comfort in these stressful times. https://mailchi.mp/92cfde0c7b0f/wciu-constituents-responses-to-the-coronovirus-pandemic?e=3ccf8eaebb

When you are responsible for 12 African children, when your lifestyle requires you to go to market daily to get food, and Western guidelines dictate social distancing, what do you do? This is the dilemma WCIU's adjunct faculty member, Jiim Harries, addresses in his WCIU Journal reflection: "My Dilem...

Is the coronavirus pandemic giving believers an opportunity to demonstrate what it looks like for God's will to be done ...
04/07/2020
Is societal transformation possible in the age of a global pandemic?

Is the coronavirus pandemic giving believers an opportunity to demonstrate what it looks like for God's will to be done on earth, as it is in heaven? Or is the opposite happening? https://mailchi.mp/7a830a06c762/is-societal-transformation-possible-in-the-age-of-a-global-pandemic?e=3ccf8eaebb

What the public is seeing from so-called evangelicals often does not bring glory to God. People insist on going to church when their state has a "stay at home" order in place for the public health safety of the country. Some evangelical leaders are seen as being more interested in making money tha...

For those with kids at home, not able to go to school or Sunday school, here is a link to a page with links to each grad...
03/25/2020
Supplements to K-12 Social Science Currlcula — WCIUjournal

For those with kids at home, not able to go to school or Sunday school, here is a link to a page with links to each grade for fun worksheets to supplement social studies topics kids are learning in school with Bible-knowledge and life application. I hope you'll find some of this useful and please share with people you think would be interested.
https://wciujournal.wciu.edu/new-blog-3/2020/3/24/supplements-to-k-12-social-science-currlcula

A Ralph D. Winter legacy project by Beth Snodderly During this unprecedented time, while people are staying home and children are out of school due to the spread of the coronavirus, I’m sharing information from the Ralph D. Winter Research Center. One of Ralph Winter's unfulfilled dreams was to cr

WCIU Publications UpdateMarch 10, 2020from Beth Snodderly, EditorRalph Winter used to say disease is one of the main cau...
03/10/2020
Viruses and epidemics; WCIU Journal Literature Guides

WCIU Publications Update
March 10, 2020
from Beth Snodderly, Editor

Ralph Winter used to say disease is one of the main causes of poverty. Input from a contributor to the book being co-sponsored by the Ralph D. Winter Research Center, Roberta Winter Institute, and Health for All Nations reminds us that oppressive governments are another underlying cause of poverty and disease. This contributor to All Creation Groans: Toward a Theology of Disease, has first-hand experience with disease in the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (also known as "North Korea"). He points us to some key "international development" passages in Scripture:

Proverbs 31:8,9:
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Micah 6:8
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God."

During the current global coronavirus epidemic, WCIU's librarian, Timothy Skinner, has provided two more helpful Literature Guides:
Literature Guide: Epidemics and Epidemiology
Literature Guide: Viruses and Virology
(Get the links here: https://mailchi.mp/be83be35a0ba/viruses-and-epidemics-wciu-journal-literature-guides?e=3ccf8eaebb

Ralph Winter used to say disease is one of the main causes of poverty. Input from a contributor to the book being co-sponsored by the Ralph D. Winter Research Center, Roberta Winter Institute, and Health for All Nations reminds us that oppressive governments are another underlying cause of poverty...

This week's WCIU Publications Update is relevant to the coronavirus outbreak. https://mailchi.mp/a241ad2962ea/ralph-wint...
03/03/2020
Ralph Winter's thoughts on the coronavirus—WAIT, WHAT?

This week's WCIU Publications Update is relevant to the coronavirus outbreak. https://mailchi.mp/a241ad2962ea/ralph-winters-thoughts-on-the-coronaviruswait-what?e=3ccf8eaebb

From the Ralph D. Winter Research Center: The Future of Evangelicals in Mission Just as today there is a lot of confusion about the coronavirus and what should be done, the AIDS epidemic created a similar crisis. Ralph Winter wrote in 2007: "It is apparent that there is a crescendo of concern for t...

Latest WCIU Publications Update: https://mailchi.mp/d445cd67b42e/ecology-hospital-waste-management-in-camaroon-and-theol...
01/21/2020
Ecology, Hospital Waste Management in Camaroon, and Theology

Latest WCIU Publications Update: https://mailchi.mp/d445cd67b42e/ecology-hospital-waste-management-in-camaroon-and-theology?e=3ccf8eaebb

ECOLOGY: Howard A. Snyder wrote in an article published last Fall in the WCIU Journal: "If we consider the ecological setting of the Ten Commandments, we see how our intentional actions as well as our unthinking habits actually defy God’s Word. Loving God and keeping his commandments (Deut. 7:9) ...

Here's the latest WCIU Publications Update: https://mailchi.mp/46e194bf09b4/a-new-spanish-language-article-in-the-wciu-j...
09/24/2019
A New Spanish-language article in the WCIU Journal

Here's the latest WCIU Publications Update: https://mailchi.mp/46e194bf09b4/a-new-spanish-language-article-in-the-wciu-journal?e=3ccf8eaebb

This week the WCIU Journal has added a Spanish-language article by long-term missionary and recent WCIU grad, Anne Thiessen. For her Capstone Project she compiled articles she and her Mexican colleagues had written for Mexican missionaries working among indigenous tribal groups. This article, in Sp...

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The WCIDJ had its launch issue in February 2012 on Peacemaking in Africa, and its second issue is out now on The Christian's Responsibility to the Environment. Check back here regularly for more updates on upcoming topics! The WCIDJ also has a faculty and student blog which is updated several times a week. We blog about whatever is on our mind relating to international development, particularly how Christians should be responding to things happening around the world. Want to learn more? Check it out at www.wciujournal.org/blog! We also have a scholarly forum. Are you a student of international development and want feedback on a paper or research proposal? Consider submitting it to our scholarly forum! This is a place for students and experts in the field of ID to come together online and provide suggestions, research tips and answer questions you may have. Check it out at www.wciujournal.org/monthly Want more information? Send us an email at [email protected]

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