Special Theme Edition on the Current Ukrainian Crisis:   Volume 22, No. 3  (Summer 2014)

The East West Church &  Ministry Report has issued a special theme edition examining the impact of the current Ukrainian crisis on the church and ministries in Ukraine and Russia.

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  • LUNKIN, ROMAN, Religious Politics in Crimea, 2014-2016, 1-3.
  • Religious Associations in Crimea (29 July 2016), 3.
  • PENNER, PETER, The Slavic Bible Commentary, 4-5.
  • SONGULASHVILI, MALKHAZ, A Merging of Protestant and Orthodox Theology and
    Practice: Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia, 5-8.
  • FILATOV, SERGEI, Review of Malkhaz Songulashvili, Evangelical Christian Baptists of
    Georgia: The History and Transformation of a Free Church Tradition. Waco, TX: Baylor
    University Press, 2015, 8.
  • BENHAM, STEVEN, Letter to the Editor, 9.
  • ANONYMOUS, A Response to Songulashvili from Georgian Evangelicals, 9.
  • SNYDER, AVI, Jews for Jesus in a Post-Soviet World, 9-12.
  • KORYAKIN, SERGEY, Orthodox-Evangelical Conversations in Moscow: An Orthodox
    Perspective, 12.
  • MAURER, JOHAN, Orthodox-Evangelical Conversations in Moscow: A Protestant
    Perspective, 13-14.
  • PANKHURST, JERRY G. AND VYACHESLAV KARPOV, Letter to the Editor, 14-15.
  • WARNER, CHARLEY, Bucharest Conference on Refugee Ministry in Europe, 15.
  • KUCHMA, ANNA, Where Does the Russian Orthodox Church Get Its Money? 16, 15.
  • ELLIOTT, MARK R., Has the Role of Women in Evangelical Churches in the Former Soviet Union Changed in the Past Two Decades? An Interview with Pastor Shirinai Dosova, 1-2.
  • TURLAC, NATALIA, Women’s Ministry in Evangelical Churches in the Former Soviet Union: A Response to Shirinai Dosova, 2-4.
  • OBROVETS, GALINA, Response to Shirinai Dosova, 4-5.
  • FRENCH, APRIL L., Women in Evangelical Churches in the Former Soviet Union: A Response, 5-6.
  • RABER, MARY, Before and After: Baptist Women in Post-Soviet Ukraine, 7-8.
  • RAATZ, NANCY, Reponse to the Interview with Shirinai Dosova on Women in Ministry, 8-9.
  • COODY, JON, A Report on a St. Petersburg Conference on the Role of Women in the Church, 10.
  • SONGULASHVILI, MALKHAZ, A Merging of Protestant and Orthodox Theology and Practice: Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia, 11-14.
  • ALIKIN, VALERIY A., Review of Malkhaz Songulashvili, Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia: The History and Transformation of a Free Church Tradition, Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015, 14-15.
  • KOWALEWSKI, WOJCIECH, The Pentecostal Church of Poland, 16, 15.
  • ELLIOTT, MARK R., Introducing Coverage of Malkhaz Songulashvili, Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia, 1.
  • SONGULASHVILI, MALKHAZ, A Merging of Protestant and Orthodox Theology and Practice: Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia, 1-4.
  • STAMOOLIS, JAMES J., Response fo Malkhaz Songulashvili: Georgian Baptists and the Process of Enculturation, 4-6.
  • MANASTIREANU, DANUT, A Comparison of the Georgian Baptist Church and the Lord’s Army in Romania, 6-8.
  • CREGO, PAUL, Response to Malkhaz Songulashvili: Tackling Controversy Head On, 9-10.
  • BUNDY, DAVID, Response to Malkhaz Songulashvili, Evangelical Christiaan Baptists of Georgia— A Matter of Conscience, 10-11.
  • LODEN, LISA, Israel’s Russian Jewish Christians and Russian-Language Evangelism in Israel, 11-14.
  • KOWALEWSKI, WOJCIECH, The Pentecostal Church of Poland, 14-15.
  • NICHOLS, GREGORY, Review of Constantine Prokhorov, Russian Baptists and Orthodoxy, 1960-1990: A Comparative Study of Theology, Liturgy, and Traditions. Carlisle: Langham Monographs, 2013, 16.
  • CORRECTIONS, 16.
  • ELLIOTT, MARK R., The Impact of the Ukrainian Conflict on Church Life: Commentary on Accompanying Charts, 1-2
  • IRELAND, JOY AND MARK R. ELLIOTT, compilers, Detention, Threats, and Violence Against Christian Minority Believers in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea (February December 2014), 2-6
  • IRELAND, JOY AND MARK R. ELLIOTT, compilers, Church and Christian NGO Seizures, Restrictions, and Damage in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea (April 2014 – March 2015), 7-9
  • IRELAND, JOY AND MARK R. ELLIOTT , compilers, Post-Maidan Harassment and Violence Faced by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate (UOCMP) (March 2014 – April 2015), 9-11
  • SNYDER, AVI AND JAMES LAUDERDALE, Budapest – A Missions Hub for 25 Years, 12-13
  • Missions with Regional Offices in Budapest, 13
  • VLASIN, ALEXANDRU, Romanian Baptist Foreign Missions, 13-15, 6
  • ALVIS, ROBERT E., Catholic Identity and Education in Modern Poland, 16, 15
  • FAIRBAIRN, DONALD, Review of Curtis Elliott, Theologizing Place Displacement: Reconciling, Remaking and Reimagining Place in the Republic of Georgia,” Ph.D. dissertation, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2015.

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  • WARNER, CHERYL, Down Syndrome Ministry, 1-3
  • LITVINOVA, DARIA, Krasnoyarsk Opposition to Special Needs Education Center, 3
  • RABER, MARY, Russian Evangelical Compassionate Ministries, 1905-1929, 4-8
  • STOECKL, KRISTINA, The Politics of Orthodox Churches in Emigration, 9-10
  • LIPPMAN, ERICH, Response to Kristina Stoeckl, “The Politics of Orthodox Churches in Emigration,” 10-11
  • KOWALEWSKI, WOJCIECH, Polish Protestants in a Catholic Context, 11-15
  • SYSN, FRANK, Letter to the Editor
  • SWATSKY, WALTER, Obituary-Alexei M. Bychkov (1928-2015), 16
  • CHAPMAN, IAN, Obituary—Alexander Kozynko (1956-2015), 16, 15

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  • LUNDELL, MIHAI, Romanians in the Global Missions Movement, 1-3
  • VLASIN, ALEXANDER, compiler, Romanian Cross-Cultural Mission Agencies, 3
  • ANONYMOUS, The Expulsion of Missionaries from Uzbekistan; An Interview with a Central Asian Missionary, 3-4.
  • PARKS, EVAN, Planning for Crises in Eastern Europe, 4-6
  • CHERENKOV, MYKHAILO, The Slavic Diaspora and Its Soviet Trauma, 7
  • TURLAC, OLEG, Slavic Evangelicals in a Survival Mode: A Response to Mikhail Cherenkov’s “Slavic Diaspora,” 7-8
  • LEUSTEAN, LUCIAN N., Eastern Orthodoxy, Eastern, Europe, and Post-Soviet Politics, 9-11
  • MITROFANOVA, ANASTASIA AND ZOE KNOX, Beyond the Moscow Patriarchate: Popular Piety and Protest in the Russian Orthodox Church, 11-14
  • GOECKEL, ROBERT, Review of David Doellinger, Turning Prayers into Protests; Religious Based Activism and Its Challenge to State Power in Socialist Slovakia and East Germany: Budapest: Central European University Press, 2013, 14
  • BENHAM, STEPHEN, Letter to the editor, 15.KIM, TATIANA, Christian Psychology in Russia, 16, 15

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  • ELLIOTT, MARK R., The Impact of the Ukrainian Conflict on Church Life: Commentary on Accompanying Charts, 1-2
  • IRELAND, JOY AND MARK R. ELLIOTT, compilers, Detention, Threats, and Violence Against Christian Minority Believers in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea (February December 2014), 2-6
  • IRELAND, JOY AND MARK R. ELLIOTT, compilers, Church and Christian NGO Seizures, Restrictions, and Damage in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea (April 2014 – March 2015), 7-9
  • IRELAND, JOY AND MARK R. ELLIOTT , compilers, Post-Maidan Harassment and Violence Faced by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate (UOCMP) (March 2014 – April 2015), 9-11
  • SNYDER, AVI AND JAMES LAUDERDALE, Budapest – A Missions Hub for 25 Years, 12-13
  • Missions with Regional Offices in Budapest, 13
  • VLASIN, ALEXANDRU, Romanian Baptist Foreign Missions, 13-15, 6
  • ALVIS, ROBERT E., Catholic Identity and Education in Modern Poland, 16, 15

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  • “Osokin, Serge.” A Russian Christian Perspective on the Ukrainian Crisis, 1-5
  • Tymchenko, Sergiy. A Ukrainian Christian Response to “A Russian Christian Perspective” on Ukraine, 1, 5-8
  • Manastireanu, Danut. THE WAY: Adapting the Alpha Course for Orthodox Catechism
  • Daniel, Wallace L. The Keston Archive: From Oxford to Baylor, 9-11
  • Chart. Keston-Funded Scholars (2009-2014), 13
  • Prigodich, Ray Review of Joshua T. Searle and Mykhailo N. Chernkov. A Future and a Hope: Mission, Theological Education, and the Transformation of Post-Soviet Society (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2014), 14
  • Steeves, Paul D. Review of Russian Bible Wars: Modern Scriptural Translation and Cultural Authority (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 16
  • Fagin, Geraldine. Obituary: Father Gleb Yakunin (1934-2014), 16,15

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  • Editor’s Note on the Ukraine Crisis, 1
  • Smyslova, Ekaterina, Russian Christians and the Conflict in Ukraine, 1-3
  • Balashova, Alena and Sergey Kireev, A Refugee from Eastern Ukraine Speaks Out, 1, 3-4
  • Zazymkin, Igor, One of the Over 4,700 Fatalities in Eastern Ukraine, 4
  • Sergienko, Gennadi, In Response to the Ukraine Crisis Theme Issue, 4
  • A pastor in southern Russia, In Response to the Ukraine Crisis Theme Issue, 4-5
  • Komendant, Grigori, Religious Freedom, Mission, and the Transformation of Soviet Society in
  • Post-Soviet Churches, 5-7
  • Sipko, Yuri, A Generation of Free Russians Is Forming in the Church, 7-9
  • Bennett, Brian P., Old Church Slavonic versus Russian in the Divine Liturgy, 9-13
  • Anonymous, An Interview with a Christ-Follower Who works with Muslims in Moscow, 13-14
  • Uzzell, Lawrence, Punk Rockers in the Cathedral: Another View, 16, 15

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  • Sawatsky, Walter, Christian Mission in a Russian Orthodox, 1-4
  • Anonymous, The Ukraine Crisis: The Perspective of a Missionary in Russia, 4
  • Goble, Paul, Moscow Seeing the Ukraine Conflict as a Spiritual Struggle, 5
  • Bennett, Brian P., Old Church Slavonic Versus Russian in the Divine Liturgy, 6-9
  • Porter-Szücs, Brian, Faith and Fatherland in Poland, 10-13
  • Lippman, Erich, Review of April French, ed. An Inner Step toward God: Writings and Teachings on Prayer by Father Alexander Men (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2014), 13-14
  • Corrado, Sharyl, Review of Albert W. Wardin, Jr., On the Edge: Baptists and Other Free Church Evangelicals in Tsarist Russia, 1855-1917 (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013), 14-15
  • Bourdeaux, Canon Dr. Michael, Review of Oliver Bullough, The Last Man in Russia and the Struggle to Save a Dying Nation (London: Penguin, 2013), 15
  • Responses to the Ukraine Theme Issue of the East-West Church and Ministry Report 22 (Summer 2014), 16
  • Vatoulya Dima, Broadcasting the Gospel across the Slavic World as Nations Go to War, 16.