More than 30 years ago, the missiologist Ralph Winter wrote a piece on the “myth of closed countries.” Winter, who passed away in 2009, was a well-traveled academic with a strong commitment to spreading the gospel worldwide. Winter suggested that the expression “closed country” was...Read More
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As missionaries in Guatemala, my wife Cherry and I have personally witnessed the intense needs arising from this pandemic. With borders closed and many foreign missionaries pulled from their fields, it would be easy to fear that doors to the Gospel are closing. But that...Read More
There has been a great tug-of-war throughout the history of the church. At times, the church has focused on evangelism to the neglect of community transformation. At other times, it has swung to the extreme of focusing on acts of service to the exclusion of...Read More
There is a sameness to the villages — tidy town centers, pastel-colored houses, lofty church steeples, clucking chickens in the West Ukrainian cities. Then come the “Gypsy rows:” clusters of sagging, splintered huts where members of the Roma minority live on the fringes. For hundreds...Read More