"Every missionary path has to find the way between these two dangers: irrelevance and syncretism. And if one is more afraid of one danger than the other, one will certainly fall into its opposite." —Lesslie Newbigin
"Suggesting a primarily oral society should remain in their primary oral communication situation is soft racism. People who promote this don’t realize that such a comment reveals racial bias. Some Africans interpret Western proponents of orality as “white people implying that Africans can be...
“We are left with the reality that Jesus cared about all the problems of a person. He cares about what people care about and He wants us to care about it too." —Billy North
“Translation is a powerful process. It can uncover dimensions of a message which have not been recognized in quite the same way in previous translation processes.” —Darrell Gruder
“Rather than preaching mission, advocating for mission, mobilizing for mission, or revising mission, the biblical injunction is to proclaim, promote, and live the kingdom of God.” —Michael Stroop
"Little by little the enemy wants to pull us away. Instead of your relationship with the Lord being the priority of your heart, other things—ministry, people, responsibilities—now occupy the center. If the sanctuary of your heart becomes a marketplace of business, that is a frightening spiritual...
"What translators rather dryly refer to as looking for key terms is in fact an exciting theological reflection on God’s revelation to us. Things which are unclear or opaque in one language or culture become crystal clear when expressed in another." —Eddie Arthur
"Christianity lives – one might say it survives – by crossing the boundaries of ethnicity, language and culture. Without that process, it can wither and die." —Andrew Walls
“But Searchers are different. A Searcher hopes to find solutions by trial and error. He knows one solution will not fit every situation. A Searcher also understands he will need some input from the local people to succeed. Easterly also concluded that Searchers have much better results. “The...
"Language is more than just a string of words; it is a cumulative articulated coordinate of ideas. With nothing behind it or before it, language evaporates." —Lamin Sanneh