Monthly Archives: September 2015

Urbanization and the least-reached

In a brief conversation today, a friend of mine at the office and I began speculating on how one would calculate just what percentage of the unevangelized (2.1 billion) are rural, vs. urban. This is not an easy calculation, since “World … Continue reading

Teaching everything commanded vs teaching to obey

Matthew 28:18-20 says, Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of … Continue reading

Estimating movement size

One of the difficulties in research is estimating the number of Christians in an area (and particularly, for me, estimating the size of a given movement). There are all sorts of reasons why people might want to believe any particular … Continue reading

Quotes, 10

1. “Leaders who can’t be questioned end up doing questionable things.” ~@JonAcuff 2. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~Beverly Sills

Two lists of 5 types of people necessary for movements

who lead themselves: the self-disciplined, who seek to follow Christ and obey Him. who lead their families: Not everyone can or will be leaders of tens, hundreds or thousands, but at the bare minimum we should be leading our families. Husbands … Continue reading

If the world will not end this year, then

I am willing to bet the world will not end this year. But we are to be about the business of incarnating the Kingdom here, now. “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Rather than pulling back and waiting for God … Continue reading

Money and People

Money and People–not to be crass, but this is what will be needed to see the Great Commission completed. Yes, there are other things – like “God-sized vision” and “faith that moves mountains” and “willingness to die” and all sorts … Continue reading

Life among the unreached, 10

“Dalit Muslims of India“: in a bid to escape poverty and caste discrimination, some Hindu Dalits are converting to Islam and other faiths. Al Jazeera. China’s Hangzhou city to host 2022 Asian games. For those who remain in Syria, daily … Continue reading

New Books, 1: China, Insider Movements, Diaspora, and bios of Women in Mission

1. “Builders of the Chinese Church: Pioneer Protestant Missionaries and Chinese Church Leaders,” edited by Wright Doyle and Carol Hamrin. Reviewed. Looks like a book I’d like in my library, given that I’m presently hunting for histories of the church … Continue reading

Do we have to reach them all?

When we look at a place and say, “There are 10 million people in this place and they all need the Gospel,” (or however many people are in the place), we are, in a sense, rhetorically assuming that all 10 million … Continue reading