Those Muslims are all terrorists. All they want to do is kill us. I hate them. If there was a Muslim standing right here in front of me, I would show him how we treat terrorists here in America … I don’t understand why we let so many immigrants into our country. All they do is take American jobs. And if they don’t have a job, the government takes care of them. They should go back to where they came from. We don’t want them here.
Thoughts on Strategy
Our world is changing at a breathtaking pace. Technological advancement, urbanization, migration patterns (including relocation of refugees), globalization, and much more make today's mission field dramatically different than yesterday's.
These articles explore effective strategies for making the unchanging news of Jesus' love known in our changing world.
In her excellent article entitled You’re Already Doing Internet Evangelism, so Do It Well, Amber Stamper interviews Tony Whitaker who was the founder of the Web Evangelism Guide and then coordinator of Internet Evangelism Day until his retirement in 2015.
In a 2010 paper written for the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement, S. Kent Parks and John Scott deliver an impassioned plea for the “Forgotten Fourth” — the almost 2 billion people without access to the gospel. These “separate peoples” are mostly Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist, and include significant urban populations.
In an article entitled Proclaiming the Glory of God among Buddhist Peoples, Justin Caudill — a missionary to the Buddhist peoples of Southeast Asia — shares six strategies for reaching Buddhists.
In a May 2018 article at the Gospel Coalition website, entitled When Muslims Dream of Jesus, Darren Carlson cites two studies of Muslim converts to Christianity and notes that many such converts recount dreams they believe came from God that led to their conversions to Christ.
Beauty Ndoro and her husband of Zimbabwe were recruited by Servant Partners to serve in Mexico (they have served in both Mexico and Nicaragua). Nairobi Chapel, a non-denominational church in Kenya, has sent church planters to Chicago, London, Sydney, and Christchurch. San Francisco is their next target city.
Baptist Press ran an article several years ago entitled Sikhs reached by contextualizing Gospel and described how it was difficult for the Jatt Sikh people of India to convert to Christ because they felt it meant giving up their culture.
What an immense opportunity for the servants of Jesus to build friendships with those in emotional need and ultimately, to share the old, old story of Jesus and his love with old, lonely people — not only in the United Kingdom, but throughout the western world where the elderly are often discarded and ignored.