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4 dead-end ideas after reading ‘The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy’

Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations. This is the claim of a statistical study […]

God of which city?


Today I’ve got an article up at Eternity entitled God of which city? Here’s an excerpt: There are several advantages to doing mission in Australia. You speak the language, you know the culture, you belong to existing networks and supports. And, although it sounds counterintuitive, it can even be cheaper to live […]

‘Be not do’

“Mission is all about going, very little about doing and everything about being.” Naomi Reed spoke on this quote at CMS SA’s Summer Encounter in January this year. For the last 10 months, it’s been rolling around in my head and I re-listened to her talk on this last week.