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Bibleless Peoples Presentation

Here is the outline of a “Bibleless Peoples” talk I gave to a group of national church planters. Many of these leaders work among or near people who do not …

Ethnologue, 20th Edition

The 20th edition of the Ethnologue was released on the occasion of International Mother Language Day. The Ethnologue has been documenting the world's languages since 1951. This edition lists 7, …

From Bumbler to Bubbling Evangelist

I confess that I haven’t been interested in evangelism for some time. I’ve told and preached the good news when opportunities came, I just haven’t gone looking …

“Kingdom Story” Update

I updated “The Kingdom Story,” our Creation to Christ panorama, based on further study, usage and feedback. A volunteer team and I used it widely this month in village homes, …

How to Reflect on Your Work with Joy

We reflect on our mission work at the turn of the year. How do we handle the mix of emotions we feel about our successes and failures? God commands us …

The Churchless, Bibleless, Hopeless

Missionaries have access to big data now. Researchers maintain databases on locations of ethnic and language groups (ethnolinguistic groups), the number of Christians and churches among them, and Scripture resources …