Books I Have Read: Vulnerable Mission

'I have little doubt as to the good intentions of the vast majority of mission efforts from the North to the South today. I do doubt whether many practitioners in the North understand what is happenin...

Doing Good Doesn’t Always Help

I am not calling for an end to mercy ministries. I am calling for them to be made better. I am calling for them to be more reciprocal, less one sided and thought of more as a stepping stone on the roa...

Don’t Just Do Something

Not everything that claims to be Christian witness is actually effective or even comprehensible to other people. It's also true that not all forms of aid or financial support are effective in helping ...

Vulnerable Mission

… that there should be some missionaries from the West whose ministries are conducted in the language of the people being reached, without use of outside financial subsidy....

Don’t Be Selfish

We are not to be self-dependant, but interdependent. This is true of individuals, but it is also true of Churches. To plant churches which are fully independent and self-reliant is as much of a proble...

Bible and Mission Links 29

The hardest thing there is in ministry is getting people to just open up their Bibles. Be a champion for getting people into the Word of God; don't be a champion for getting people away from a transla...

Please Show This on XFactor

However, while trying to be balanced and charitable, I do have one huge problem with the whole Band Aid thing; it portrays Africans as people who need things doing for them and aren't able to address ...

Stereotypes Harm Dignity

The uncomfortable message in this video is applicable to Christian mission as much as it is to the wider development world. There is a role for expat missionaries and volunteers in Africa, but that ro...