Bible & Mission

Should the West be Sending Missionaries? Part 3

This is the third part in a series which I started a couple of weeks ago. You can find the earlier posts here: history, culture. Reaction to my earlier posts has been interesting. There were more comments both on the blog itself and on twitter than we normally receive, which is gratifying. Some of the […]


Should the West be Sending Missionaries? Culture

This is the second in a series of blog posts investigating this question. You can find the first post here. In this post, I would like to briefly highlight three closely interlinked, cultural issues which I believe make it difficult for Westerners to be fully effective as missionaries in the majority world. Power. Western missionaries […]

Church: World Observations

Should the West Be Sending Missionaries? History

This is the first of what is planned to be a three part mini-series. Before any of my colleagues get upset, I do believe that the West should continue to send out missionaries to the rest of the world, but asking hard questions is a good way of making us face up to some issues […]