Friday, July 11, 2008

Mission Trip

I'll be out until July 21 on our Mission Trip to East Saint Louis, IL. In the meantime, enjoy these missions-related links:

The Washington Post has an article about churches Rethinking Missions, specifically what has come to be known as "voluntourism." [HT to MMI.]

Tim Schmoyer has confessed what he calls "Mistakes I Made on Our Summer Missions Trip" in which he reminds us of our priorities when on mission.

The book that started it all (or at least the modern missions movement): An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens in which the Religious State of the Different Nations of the World, the Success of Former Undertakings, and the Practicability of Further Undertakings, are Considered.

...or simply Willam Carey's Enquiry.

"East Saint Louis Toodle-oo" by Duke Ellington

Savage Inequalities