Changing the face of mission
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 @ 00:20
Mission agencies have long sought to shed colonial baggage, but
ideas about mission and missionaries are still evolving,
Jemima Thackray reports
UNTIL the mid-1950s, many Christians would have subscribed to
the definition of mission given by the late Lesslie Newbigin:
"Mission is the Church's obedient participation in the action by
which the confession of Jesus as Lord becomes the authentic
confession of ever new peoples."
This is not to say that the missionaries of the past were
concerned only with evangelism. The building of schools, hospitals,
and other social-action projects has always been part of ...
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