Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thinking about a short term mission trip?

It is extremely difficult for us to say to zealous American, Singaporean or Korean Christians that they are really not needed. While there is a lot of talk about “mission partnerships” these days, the theologies of mission that we hold are rarely scrutinized and challenged in a genuine rich-poor encounter. The world of “ missions” seems hopelessly fragmented- and more pragmatist than ever. As long as this state of affairs continues, will not the practice of “partnership” be loaded in favour of those churches with the bigger wallets and the louder voices?
The rest of Vinoth Ramachandra's withering critique is here (HT K&E)

2 comments:

  1. The "Missions Dilemma" series by Steve Saint (End of the Spear) provides an interesting perspective on this subject. In the series, he reaches out to those on the "receiving" end of missions, and examines it in light of the Great Commission.. good stuff!

    Here's a short snippet from the series: http://www.itecusa.org/missions_dilemma.html

    -Stephenie Davis

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  2. Hi Stephenie, welcome to the blog! A good link.

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