Restoring the Church’s Role in Missions
We are blind to the new world. We still think of missions as something that healthy Western churches do for the good of people somewhere else.
I think about missions a lot. I am a pastor and a missionary, and I serve on a missions committee for a church I do not pastor. I think about it every day. I have been a Christian a lot longer: forty-six years. When I started reading the Bible back in 1973, something began to nag me. How Reformed Christians like me take part in missions does not seem to match what I see in my Bible. I know that was then and this is now, but it still bothers me.
Contrary to what some missionary “specialists” claim, ...