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Yes, but he provides not a single example or quote...

2007-08-04T15:01:00.000+10:00

Yes, but he provides not a single example or quote from that culture. So, how do we know that anyone actually thinks this?



Find a serious thinker who would oppose you and sh...

2007-08-04T11:45:00.000+10:00

Find a serious thinker who would oppose you and show where THEY are wrong and that your argument is stronger.
Is responding to a particular thinker the only way of working? There are advantages to doing so (a more clearly defined method, avoiding straw men and so on), but mightn't it be possible to look at a broader culture (or rhetoric of culture), which may not be accurately represented in the work of any one 'thinker'?



The first sentence you quote seems to hint not at ...

2007-08-03T21:16:00.000+10:00

The first sentence you quote seems to hint not at social action as mission or part of mission, but implies social compassion and justice should be preached. Is the point that these things are part of God's mission, so they should be preached? I'm not really sure what I'm trying to say - reading quotes gives even less of an idea of the vision of the whole book than you have!



Hello Michael,Have followed with interest your com...

2007-08-03T20:20:00.000+10:00

Hello Michael,

Have followed with interest your comments on this book.

I think your critique of his statements is quite acccurate, though my viewpoint as a missionary actually living and ministering in the Midddle East is not the same as yours.

Those missionaries who are most intent on making converts are often those who are moving into new areas and being quite creative in doing so. I don't know of a single missionary here (and I know many) who would say that social action, or attending to physical needs, is not part of our integral ministry.

They would rather say, as would I, that such a ministry WITHOUT a clear presentation of the message of salvation in Christ is jejune.

I think that point is incontrovertible. I am guessing you agree?