Dr. David Sills | December 27, 2006 | Topic: Culturality, Missiology

Machu Picchu was an isolated Andean village where about a thousand Incas once lived—and died without ever hearing the gospel. Built between AD 1400 and 1500, it was a thriving urban center. The Incas devised innovative agricultural techniques on dozens of terraces carved into the mountainsides. Strategically located between the Inca capital of Cusco and […]

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I was in Peru recently helping to train some national leaders. As always, I was so thankful to be able to travel to teach humble Christian workers like these students. They are sincere believers striving to do the best they can with the little they have. It always humbles me how appreciative they are and […]

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Dr. David Sills | November 14, 2006 | Topic: Culturality

In one sickening moment, I realized that the thieves had taken my only connection with the outside world. By “the outside world,” I mean the English-speaking, police patrolled comfort zone I had left behind in the United States; by “connection,” I mean my quad band, email enabled cell phone. My wife and I had gone […]

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The peoples of the world that we consider “reached” are many times simply “Christo-pagans,” sometimes referred to as “Christi-Animists.” They have the name “Christian” but sadly follow a mixture of religious ways. In some cases, invading conquistadors “Christianized” people groups but never evangelized them in culturally appropriate ways. The point of a sword demanded and […]

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Dr. David Sills | October 13, 2006 | Topic: Culturality

One of the many blessings of travel is learning. Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” A […]

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God has allowed me to serve Him as a pastor, missionary, and professor. By God’s grace, this ministry has included planting and pastoring churches, training leaders, teaching seminary students, and leading mission teams for over eighteen years. My calling and joy in ministry and missions is driven by three primary ideas. First, in the Great […]

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Dr. David Sills | February 2, 2006 | Topic: Uncategorized

Dr. David Sills Dr. David Sills is the founder and president of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, a missions professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaker, and author. Follow Dr. David Sills:Twitter

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