Mission, Selfies, Raising Support, Murder, and Some Other Stuff

A number of years ago, some short-term missionaries and I went to visit a remote unreached community in the Cloud Forest Region of Ecuador. Our reception, and that of the Gospel, was astounding. We had laid some groundwork in the area previously, but it was quiet and very much ‘under the radar. ’Having asked for […]

Are the Jewish, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, New Agers, and Non-Religious 'Unreached?'

According to the Joshua Project, the world has 7,000+ unreached people groups. ‘Unreached,’ according to them, are groups that “lack enough followers of Christ and resources to evangelize their own people.” Is it right for Christian mission organizations to classify the Jewish, the Muslim, the Hindu, the Buddhist, the New Ager, and the self-proclaimed Non-Religious […]

To Not Engage a church Culture is to not be The Church Culture.

They’re a write off!  I’m not surprised when one Christian group writes off another for some obscure sensibility, but I’m still saddened by it.  To write someone or something off means: To drop someone or something from consideration… To give up on turning someone or something into something… To give up on someone or something […]

Missions, Defining "Unreached," and Marginalizing People Groups

This this video discusses and defines who the “unreached” are.  The narrator starts off by saying: “The missionary question is not, where are there unbelievers and then send a missionary there. There are unbelievers everywhere.” The narrator then says that the missionary question is:   “Where are there peoples who don’t have any Christians in them, or […]

Are the "Partially Evangelized," the New "Unreached?"

 Last week, I asked two questions: 1. When can a church be considered as “planted?” Link and 2.  When is a disciple considered as “made?” Link Today, I am asking: When can someone be considered as “fully evangelized?” Before answering the question, consider the following:   A recent article in the Lausanne Pulse, it sates: […]