If the Bible in the mother tongue is never considered a foreigner, why are there so many books in English explaining the cultural background to the Bible?
In which I dare to suggest that John Piper's famous quote about the purpose of mission may not tell the full story.
When what William Carey said isn't what we understand.
Please would those who are involved in promoting worldwide mission, stop making people feel guilty?
Depth counts more than breadth. It's not the church's "sending capacity" that really interests me, its the "church's capacity to be sent" which really shows commitment.
In which I question the appropriateness of a well worn Christian saying about mission.
In which I disagree quite forcefully with the founder of my organisation; this may not be a great career move!
Do missions really exist because worship doesn't? John Piper's famous statement is widely quoted, but does it tell the whole story?
This is another in my very occasional series examining famous missionary sayings. This time I want to turn my attention to some words of William Cameron Townsend who said: "The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner." I must admit, I've had a few … Continue reading The Bible Is the Greatest Missionary
No one has the right to hear the Gospel twice while there remains someone who has not heard it once. (Oswald J. Smith) This is the second post in what may become a series on famous sayings about Christian mission (the first one is here). This quote by Smith is one that turns up in … Continue reading Hearing the Gospel Once or Twice?