Vinoth Ramachandra and Theology from the Global Church

I was doing some research on short-term missions when I found a blog by Vinoth Ramachandra, a Christian writer in Sri Lanka. He has studied and traveled in Europe, done extensive ministry in South Asia, and he has written cogent criticism of Christianity as it is received in the non-Western world. He clearly and accurately writes things that the West needs to hear, both praising the good and condemning the bad. Incisively addressing everything from the War on Terror, whistleblowers in the US government, and US foreign policy to relations between Western and Eastern Christians, missionary work done badly, and the influence of media on relations in the Church worldwide, Ramachandra is an intelligent voice from the “other side” of world Christianity. Continue reading Vinoth Ramachandra and Theology from the Global Church

The Luke 10 Manual by Steve and Marylin Hill: Additional Thoughts

This is part two of my engagement with The Luke 10 Manual by Steve and Marylin Hill. In this post, I will summarize the conclusions that I presently hold after thinking more about the book. The danger of reading any single book is that you will mistake it for the final word in a conversation composed of books. To save yourself from imbalanced reading, you condemn yourself to a life of reading — but I digress. I want to deal with this in five questions. Unfortunately, to keep this post to a readable length, I will have to make a variety of wild and unproven assertions. The only thing I really insist upon right now is the conclusion. Enjoy. Continue reading The Luke 10 Manual by Steve and Marylin Hill: Additional Thoughts