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The International Journal of Urban Transformation (IJUT) is a bi-annual academic journal dedicated to a scholarly investigation and research, and analysis of urban issues and trends affecting best practices in urban missiology and applicable in the areas of the world, not least among the urban poor. As such, this journal is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research between urban missiologists and practitioners who are interested in advancing the kingdom of God.

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Community Economic Development as a Model for Missions in the Developing World (July 2018)

The third issue focuses on community economic development in developing countries:

1. "Reading Your Community: Toward an Authentic Encounter with the City" by Glenn Smith
2. "The Legacy of Roger S. Greenway" by Kendi Howells Douglas
3. "Urban Latin America by the Numbers: An Overview" by Bert Hickman
4. "How Economic Missionaries are Moving the Poverty Needle" by Robert Lupton
5. Book Review - Randy White and H. Spees' "Out of Nazareth: Christ-Centered Civic Transformation in Unlikely Places" by Brad Smith
6. Book Review - Herbert Eugene Bolton's "The Padre on Horseback: A Sketch of Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J. Apostle to the Pimas" by Sean Benesh





On Earth As It Is In Heaven: Racial Reconcilliation in the New Millenium (April 2017)

The second issue of the International Journal of Urban Transformation was highly anticipated, featuring an articles like:

1. "Racial Reconciliation: The Legacy of John Perkins" by Christian Arnold
2. "Finding Beauty in Ashes" by Seth McManus
3. "Black Lives Matter in the Mission of God" by David Leong
4. "The Racial Reconciliation in South Africa" by Trevor Peter Ntlhola
5. "How Prejudice Toward the Poor Feeds Racism" by Derek Engdahl
6. "The Intercultural Church" by Nam-Chen Chan
7. "Moving Toward a Southern Missiology" by Alan Cross
8. "From Awareness to Transformation" by G.J. Veas





October 2016 Addressing Global Immigration: The Grace Option (October 2016)

The inagural issue of the International Journal of Urban Transformation features articles from scholars in the field, including:

1. "Migration as Grace" by Robert Chao Romero
2. "Unrecognized Refugees" by Alexia Salvatierra
3. "Refugees in the Urban Wilderness" by Michael Crane
4. "Rural Migration and the Development of Urban Cultures in the United States" by Kelly Malone
5. "Becoming a Welcoming Church and How Youth Can Help" by Annie Lockhart-Gilroy
6. "Global Gateway Cities" by David Garrison
7. "Beyond Borders" by Vanessa Carter and Jared Sanchez
8. "Urban Trends: Urban Areas and Slums" by Albert Hickman
9. "Case Study on Issues Immigrants Face" by Julia Lewis and Leah Bechtold
10. "The Church and the Stranger" by Shannon Ericson
11. Book Review - Brent Elton's "China's Urban Christians" by Darrell Jackson
12. Book Review - Michael Crane's "Sowing Seeds of Change" by Kelly Steinhause

IJUT is an academic journal serving the worldwide missions community. IJUT articles reflect urban theory, life, thought, and practice. Each issue includes articles, book reviews, and editorials. Subjects are related to urban missiology and include: successful ministries, practical ideas, new tactics and strategies, trends in urban evangelization, church planting and discipleship, health and medicine, literature and media, education and training, relief and development, missionary family life, and much more. We seek to address each concern of urban mission from a biblical/theological base, wedding orthopraxis with orthodoxy.