The Trouble with Disillusionment

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It doesn’t help to deny the fact that problems exist within world missions.

The question is, “What do we do about it?”


Church is the place where wounds are deepest.

It’s also where we find the deepest healing.

Christ’s invisible church is worth fighting for.

That’s why we keep striving.

That’s why we keep sending.

But questioning the current state of things is no sin.

Criticism and complaints without action is one thing; questioning and striving is another.

So keep the faith.

Keep striving.

Don’t Stop Sending

Now, when I say, ‘to continue to send innocents into the incinerator is irresponsible,’ I don’t mean don’t send.

Here’s one failed missionary who has not given up.

I’ve done my fair share of quitting.

But a vocation, you can’t quit.

Ever read the book of Jonah?

What about Balaam’s ass?

Bottoming out on God just doesn’t work.

When I talk about the incinerator, I’m talking about the mess we’ve made of missions.

I’m talking about the professionalization of missions.

I’m talking about the psychologization of missions.

I’m talking about giving missionaries crutches that fail on the field.

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