Mission is a biblical universal, the modern missionary movement was a specific, culturally conditioned initiative which, while amazingly successful in its time, is likely to become increasingly dysfunctional if the attempt is made to preserve it as it is.
Some thoughts on missionary support and what it's like to be on the receiving end of it.
The moral of the story seems to be that if you are interested in reaching people who haven't heard about Jesus, you might do better to get in touch with one of the "old fashioned" mission agencies.
Some oddities on mission agency websites.
Some thoughts about the past, present and future of mission agencies.
Some thoughts on Forum, Agencies and a Twitter conversation.
Evangelicals are very good at drawing boundaries and separating themselves from others who believe many of the same things.
Some thoughts about mission, conferences and cash for access!
It is in the agency's interest to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved in mission. This is a good thing - but it does have a dark side.
The mission movement and historical people on pedestals.