And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
Although the British working class may not fit the classic definitions of unreached people groups, they are unreached and there are cultural, if not linguistic, barriers that the mainly middle class church will have to overcome if this slice of the population is to be reached with the gospel. Carrying on doing what we are currently doing will not work.
It’s great to help those less fortunate than ourselves, but we don’t want to have to sit next to them in a pew on Sunday.
Africans are not late recipients of the gospel message; they are truly a part of the Christian message and that can be seen through their history, their ethnicity, and their geography, for all three can be traced through the Scriptures.
None of us can know or predict how God will use our time our energy or our finances; sometimes he brings amazing success and other times he stretches our faith by long periods of apparent failure.
I found this book rather frustrating and sometimes irritating. But it is a good book and deserves to be read.
the Bible itself does not generally exhibit the clarity to which its modern translators aspire
We should probably be slow to comment on those who see their faith as providing them with all sorts of material benefits, if we already have those benefits and show no signs of being prepared to be sawn in two.
Missionaries often say that they learned far more than they ever taught – but what are the implications of this?
This post from 2012 builds on some excellent thoughts by Mark Meynell. Let’s face it, “The dehumanising metrics of modernist ministry” is not the snappiest title for a couple of blog posts. It is unlikely to draw the crowds who are looking for the next big secret for Christian ministry. However, if you don’t read […]