Smither's Dynamic book challenges the church to practice hospitality

Dr. Ed Smither, CIU dean of Intercultural Studies
January 11, 2021

God is a missionary God. God is also hospitable in his nature. He makes His enemies friends and invites them to intimate communion.

That’s the basis for a new book by CIU dean of Intercultural Studies Dr. Ed Smither.

Smither challenges the church to participate in God’s mission today by writing about the importance of welcoming the stranger and making room for others while proclaiming the gospel — that is, to imitate the hospitable God in mission.

Smither discusses his new book, “Mission as Hospitality: Imitating the Hospitable God in Mission” in this YouTube video. The book is published by Cascade Books.

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