Christians in the East and West have the same Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Our cultures are different however. This article provides some insight into some of those differences and some areas where love and Biblical change can occur.
It is amazing to see what God is doing in missions!
There are still advantages for Western missionaries. However, the advantages for non-Western missionaries far seem to outweigh the difficulties of the Westerner continuing to “dominate” Christian mission efforts.
Saul the religious terrorist who became Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ is arguably the most important Christian missionary of all time. Paul’s life as a missionary was not filled with roses and pleasant conversations. He suffered for Jesus Christ, “hardships everywhere he goes, care and concern for the fledging congregations planted at almost every stop along the way, and a burning desire to preach Christ where he was not known.” While Moreau argues that Paul’s methods could not be suited to today’s missionaries without burnout ending their ministries, I will discuss 5 characteristics of Paul’s approach to taking the Gospel forth to the Lost world. Read more